College of Liberal Arts
James Winebrake currently serves as the dean of the College of Liberal Arts
at RIT. He works with the administration as well as the college’s faculty,
staff and students to advance education and scholarship in the arts,
humanities and social sciences while also promoting interdisciplinary
initiatives across RIT’s nine colleges
Winebrake previously served as chair of RIT’s Department of Science,
Technology and Society/Public Policy and has earned international
recognition for his research on issues related transportation and energy
policy. He currently serves on the U.S. Department of Energy’s
Transportation Energy Futures Steering Committee.
Prior to joining RIT, Winebrake served as an associate professor of public
policy at James Madison University. He received a bachelor’s in physics from
Lafayette College, a master’s in technology and policy from Massachusetts
Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in energy management and policy from the
University of Pennsylvania.