Scott Montgomery

Lecturer, Jackson School of International Studies



Scott Montgomery specializes in areas related to energy, including resources, security, policy, geopolitics and climate change. He has more than 25 years of experience as a professional and consulting geoscientist in the energy industry and has published on frontier oil and gas plays, emerging technologies and shale oil and gas. He has performed consulting work for a wide variety of companies, energy funds, investors and other entities, with individual projects in the U.S. and Canada, South America, North Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and the Arctic. He has received several writing awards, including a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship. He is the author of 12 books, including The Powers that Be: Global Energy for the Twenty-First Century and Beyond and Does Science Need a Global Language? English and the Future of Research. In 2014 he was honored with the Jackson School Student Service Award for his support and dedication to furthering the achievements of undergraduates.


  • Cornell University, MA in Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences,