Former PA Environmental Protection Secretary Joins Penn’s Kleinman Center as Senior Fellow
PHILADELPHIA, PA—The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design welcomes John Quigley—former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection—as a Senior Fellow. Quigley begins his work at Penn on July 1st, 2016, bringing a wealth of expertise in energy policymaking—including the regulation of oil and gas extraction and transportation, alternative energy, and natural resource conservation.
“Policy research benefits from the insights of a leader like John who boldly stands at the intersection of energy and the environment. Through his leadership in Pennsylvania at the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Department of Environmental Protection, John brings a wealth of policy expertise to Penn’s students and faculty,” said Mark Alan Hughes, PhD, Professor of Practice and Kleinman Center Director.
Quigley’s appointment at Penn follows his tenure as Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Environmental Protection in Governor Tom Wolf ’s cabinet, which concluded in May.
In the fall, Quigley will give a public lecture on Pennsylvania’s energy and environmental policy challenges. The lecture, hosted by the Kleinman Center, will be held in the Kleinman Energy Forum—details to follow in a separate press release.
“PennDesign has a long tradition of bringing together the worlds of research and practice around matters of crucial public interest, especially those centered on the environment and natural resources,” said Frederick Steiner, PhD, incoming Dean and Paley Professor at PennDesign. “In the tradition of Ian McHarg, the Kleinman Center extends that leadership role with the exciting appointment of Secretary Quigley.”
Quigley will also teach a spring seminar as part of a Kleinman Center’s Topics in Energy Policy sequence and will write blog posts and policy digests to frame important energy policy issues for regional and national audiences.
“I’m excited to join the thought leaders at the Kleinman Center, and more broadly, the Penn community. Throughout my career, I have been committed to connecting the protection of public health, the environment, and natural resources to robust, sustainable economic growth. I look forward to writing, speaking, and contributing to the Center’s thought leadership on energy policy innovation, sustainability, and smart pathways to a low-pollution, high-growth, zero carbon future,” said Quigley.
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