Staff & Leadership

Bill Cohen

Center Coordinator

Cornelia Colijn

Executive Director

Mark Alan Hughes

Founding Faculty Director

Angela Pachon

Research Director

Lindsey Samahon

Communications Director

Oscar Serpell

Research Associate

Mollie Simon

Communications Coordinator

Andy Stone

Energy Policy Now Host and Producer

Kimberle Szczurowski

Administrative Assistant
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Jose Miguel Abito
Assistant Professor, Business Economics and Public Policy
Jose Miguel (Mike) Abito is an assistant professor of business economics and public policy at the Wharton School.
Joe Aldy
Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University
Joe Aldy is a professor of the practice of public policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Aldy was a visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center in 2016-2017.
Joshua Anumolu
Undergraduate Seminar Fellow
Joshua Anumolu is an undergraduate student studying in the College of Arts and Sciences. Anumolu was a 2020 Undergraduate Student Fellow.
Anunya Bahanda
Undergraduate Seminar Fellow
Anunya Bahanda is an undergraduate student studying urban studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. Bahanda was a 2020 Undergraduate Student Fellow.
Daniel Barber
Associate Professor of Architecture
Daniel Barber is an associate professor of architecture at the Stuart Weitzman School of Design.
Susanna Berkouwer
Assistant Professor of Business Economics & Public Policy
Susanna Berkouwer is an assistant professor of Business Economics & Public Policy at the Wharton School.
Eugenie Birch
Lawrence C. Nussdorf Chair of Urban Research and Education
Eugenie Birch is the Lawrence C. Nussdorf Chair of Urban Research and Education in the Stuart Weitzman School of Design. She is also the co-director, Penn Institute for Urban Research.
Fatih Birol
Executive Director, International Energy Agency
Fatih Birol is the executive director of the International Energy Agency. He was the recipient of the 2016 Carnot Prize for distinguished contributions to energy policy.
Paul Bonney
Former Senior Vice President, Constellation
Paul Bonney is a member of the Kleinman Center Advisory Board and a former senior vice president at Constellation.
Ari Bortman
Undergraduate Seminar Fellow
Ari Bortman is an undergraduate student studying mechanical engineering and applied mechanics at the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Bortman was also a 2020 Undergraduate Student Fellow.
William W. Braham is a professor of architecture at the Stuart Weitzman School of Design.
Sara Bronin
Thomas F. Gallivan Chair in Real Property Law, UConn
Sara Bronin is the Faculty Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Law at the University of Connecticut and a 2020-2021 Kleinman Center Visiting Scholar. 
Mark Brownstein
Associate Vice President, Environmental Defense Fund
Mark Brownstein is a member of the Kleinman Center Advisory Board and the vice president of the Climate and Energy Program at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).
Dallas Burtraw
Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future
Dallas Burtraw is the Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future. Burtraw was a 2018-2019 visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center.
Meghan Byrne
Meghan Byrne
Communications Assistant
Meghan Byrne is the student communications assistant and a current graduate student in the master’s of environmental studies program.
Stephanie Carlisle is a lecturer in Landscape Artchiture in the Stuart Weitzman School of Design.
Allan Cate
Podcast Editorial Assistant
Allan Cate helps coordinate, plan, and research timely topics for the production of the Energy Policy Now podcast. He is a current undergraduate studying Science, Technology, and Society with an Energy & Environment submajor.
Kelly Chen
Undergraduate Seminar Fellow
Kelly Chen is an undergraduate student studying materials science and engineering at the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Chen was also a 2020 Undergraduate Student Fellow.
Cary Coglianese is the Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at the Carey School of Law. He also is the director of the Penn Program on Regulation.
Bill Cohen
Center Coordinator
Bill Cohen is center coordinator at the Kleinman Center. He oversees the Kleinman Center’s office needs, supervises public events, tracks the budget, and provides technical support across many platforms.
Daniel Aldana Cohen is an assistant professor of sociology at the School of Social Policy & Practice and directs the Socio-Spatial Climate Collaborative (SC)2.
Cornelia Colijn is the executive director of the Kleinman Center. She envisions, plans, and manages all center programming, while building connections with students, faculty, and leaders in the energy industry.
Santiago Cunial
International Projects
Santiago Cunial is a research assistant, doing research and drafting policy digests on energy topics in Latin America. Santiago is currently a Ph.D. candidate in political science.
Emily Duncan
Director of Federal Relations, National Grid
Emily Duncan is a member of the Kleinman Center Advisory Board and the Director of Federal Relations at National Grid.
Tulia Falleti
Class of 1965 Endowed Term Professor of Political Science
Tulia Falleti is the Class of 1965 Endowed Term Professor of Political Science, Director of the Latin American and Latinx Studies Program, and Senior Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics.
Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde is a professor of economics and research associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Penn’s Population Studies Center, and a Research Affiliate for the Centre for Economic Policy Research.
Matthew Fouts
Undergraduate Seminar Fellow
Matthew Fouts is an undergraduate student studying psychology and earth science at the College of Arts and Sciences. Fouts was also a Kleinman Center 2020 Undergraduate Student Fellow.
Oliver Geden
Head of Research, International and Security Affairs (SWP)
Oliver Geden is head of the EU/Europe Research Division at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs and a lead author of the Sixth IPCC Assessment Report. He was a visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy in 2018-2019.
Reto Gieré
Chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Science
Reto Gieré is the chair of the department of earth and environmental science in the School of Arts and Science.
Erik Gilje
Assistant Professor of Finance
Erik Gilje is an assistant professor of finance in the Wharton School.
Emma Glasser
Undergraduate Seminar Fellow
Emma Glaser is an undergraduate student in the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER) program studying materials science and engineering and environmental science. Glasser was also a 2020 Undergraduate Student Fellow.
Karen Goldberg
Vagelos Professor of Energy Research
Karen Goldberg is the Vagelos Professor of Energy Research and is the director of the Vagelos Institute of Energy Science and Technology (VIEST).
Carl Goldsmith
Founding Partner, Beach Point Capital Management
Carl Goldsmith is a donor to the Kleinman Center and the founding partner at Beach Point Capital Management.
Christian Gollier
Director, Toulouse School of Economics
Christian Gollier is the director of the Toulouse School of Economics and the Wesley Clair Mitchell Visiting Research Professor at Columbia University. In 2015-2016 he was a visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center.
Piyush Goyal
Minister of Railways and Coal, Government of India
Piyush Goyal is a member of India’s upper house of parliament and serves as the minister of railways and coal. He was the 2018 recipient of the Carnot Prize for distinguished contributions to energy policy.
Eric Gribetz
Managing Partner, Stonecourt Capital
Erik Gribetz is a donor to the Kleinman Center and managing partner at Stonecourt Capital.
Erick Guerra
Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning
Erick Guerra is an assistant professor in City and Regional Planning in the School of Design.
Catherine Hausman
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
Catherine Hausman is an assistant professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. Hausman was a 2018-2019 Kleinman Center visiting scholar.
James Hines
Professor, University of Michigan
James Hines is a professor of law and economics at the University of Michigan and an editorial advisor to the Kleinman Center. His research is focused on various aspects of taxation.
Andrew Huemmler
Senior Lecturer of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Andrew Huemmler is a senior lecturer of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Mark Alan Hughes leads the Kleinman Center as founding faculty director and publishes research on topics ranging from deep decarbonization to the future of Philadelphia’s energy landscape. He is also a professor of practice at the Weitzman School. 
Andy Jackson
Professor of Practice in Mechanical Engineering
Andrew Jackson is a professor of practice in mechanical engineering and applied mechanics in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Mark Jacobsen
Professor, University of California San Diego
Mark Jacobsen is a professor of economics at the University of California, San Diego. In 2015-2016, he was a visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center.
Deep Jariwala
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering
Deep Jariwala is an assistant professor of electrical systems engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Jesse Jenkins
Assistant Professor, Princeton University
Jesse Jenkins is an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University. In 2017-2018, Jenkins was a visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center.
Matthew Kahn
Professor of Economics, John Hopkins University
Matthew Kahn is a professor of economics and business at Johns Hopkins University. In 2015-2016 he was a visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center.
Daniel Kammen
Professor of Energy, University of California Berkeley
Daniel Kammen is the Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California Berkeley. Kammen was a 2019-2020 visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center.
Ben Keys
Assistant Professor at the Wharton School
Ben Keys is an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
Radhika Khosla
Research Director, Oxford India Centre
Radhika Khosla is the research director at the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development. In 2017-2018 she was a visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center. 
Ryan Kim
Undergraduate Seminar Fellow
Ryan Kim is an undergraduate student studying economics and environmental studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. Kim was also a 2020 Undergraduate Student Fellow.
Steven Kimbrough
Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions
Steven Kimbrough is a professor of operation, information, and decision in the Wharton School.
Scott Kleinman
Co-President & Lead Partner, Apollo Global Management
Scott Kleinman, along with his wife Wendy Kleinman, established the Kleinman Center with a generous $10 million gift to the Stuart Weitzman School of Design. This founding gift continues to support the center and its broad array of programs.
Eric Knorr
Undergraduate Seminar Fellow
Eric Knorr is an undergraduate student studying economics at the Wharton School. Knorr was also a 2020 Undergraduate Student Fellow.
Anuj Krishnamurthy
Global Food Systems Initiative
Anuj Krishnamurthy is a research assistant for the Global Food Systems Initiative. He is currently a student in Penn’s master of computer and information technology program.
Ken Kulak is a member of the Advisory Board and a former senior fellow at the Kleinman Center.
Cheryl LaFleur
Former Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Cheryl LaFleur is the former commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. She was the 2019 recipient of the Carnot Prize for distinguished contributions to energy policy.
Wonbin (Brian) Lee
Undergraduate Seminar Fellow
Brian Lee is an undergraduate student studying economics in the Wharton School. Lee was also a 2020 Undergraduate Student Fellow.
Steven Lefkowitz
Founding Partner, Sagewind Capital LLC
Steven Lefkowitz is a donor to the Kleinman Center and the founding partner at Sagewind Capital LLC.
Sarah Light
Associate Professor, Legal Studies & Business Ethics
Sarah Light is an associate professor of legal studies and business ethics at the Wharton School. Her research interests include climate law and policy, environmental law and policy, and private environmental governance.
Zhongjie Lin
Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning
Zhongjie Lin is an associate professor of city and regional planning at the Stuart Weitzman School of Design.
Richard Ling
Undergraduate Seminar Fellow
Richard Ling is an undergraduate student studying systems engineering and environmental science with a minor in mathematics in the Vagelos Integrated Program for Energy Research (VIPER). Ling was also a 2020 Undergraduate Student Fellow.
Alyssa Lu
U.S. Energy Policy
Alyssa Lu is the U.S. Energy Policy Research Assistant at the Kleinman Center. She is a chemical and biomolecular engineering student in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Rahul Mangharam
Associate Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering
Rahul Mangharam is an associate professor of electrical and systems engineering in the School of Engineering and Applies Science.
Ioana Marinescu is an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Gina McCarthy
Former Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency
Gina McCarthy is the former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. She was the recipient of the 2017 Carnot Prize for distinguished contributions to energy policy.
Gilbert Metcalf
Professor of Economics, Tufts University
Gilbert Metcalf is a professor of economics at Tufts University and was a 2016-2017 visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center.
Anna Mikulska is an expert on European energy markets and energy policy. She is a senior fellow at the Kleinman Center and a non-resident fellow with the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Juan-Pablo Montero
Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Juan-Pablo Montero is a professor of economics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and 2019-2020 visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center.
Leah Narun
Undergraduate Seminar Fellow
Leah Narun is an undergraduate student studying materials science and engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Narun was also a Kleinman Center 2020 Undergraduate Student Fellow.
Brandon Nguyen
Undergraduate Seminar Fellow
Brandon Nguyen is an undergraduate student studying economics and political science at the Wharton School and the College of Arts and Sciences. Nguyen was also a Kleinman Center 2020 Undergraduate Student Fellow. 
Angela Pachon is the research director at the Kleinman Center. She oversees the research agenda, manages the research grants and the visitor scholar programs, and develops scholarship and research collaborations across campus and beyond.
Ari Peskoe
Director, Electricity Law Initiative at Harvard University
Ari Peskoe is the director of the Electricity Law Initiative at Harvard Law School’s Environmental and Energy Law Program. In 2017-2018 Peskoe was a visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center.
Nicholas Pevzner is a faculty fellow at the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy and a lecturer in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Stuart Weitzman School of Design.
Dipti Pitta
Assistant Professor in Ruminant Nutrition
Dipti Pitta is an assistant professor in ruminant nutrition at the School of Veterinary Medicine.
Sonny Popowsky
Former Consumer Advocate of Pennsylvania
Sonny Popowsky is a member of the Kleinman Center Advisory Board and served as the Consumer Advocate of Pennsylvania from 1990 to 2012.
Summer Powers
Undergraduate Seminar Fellow
Summer Powers is an undergraduate student studying economics at the Wharton School. Powers was also a 2020 Undergraduate Student Fellow.
John Quigley
Director, Center for Environment, Energy & Economy
is the founding director of the Center for Environment, Energy & Economy and Lecturer in Sustainability at the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and a member of the Kleinman Center’s Advisory Board.
Tony Reames
Assistant Professor
Tony Reames is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability where he directs the Urban Energy Justice Lab.
Vincent Reina
Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning
Vincent Reina is an assistant professor of city and regional planning at the Stuart Weitzman School of Design.
Mauricio Rodas
Former Mayor of Quito, Ecuador
Mauricio Rodas is the Former Mayor of Quito, Ecuador, and a 2019-2020 visiting scholar with the Kleinman Center, Perry World House and Penn Institute for Urban Research.
Nikolai Roussanov
Moise Y. Safra Associate Professor of Finance
Nikolai Roussanov is the Moise Y. Safra Associate Professor of Finance in the Wharton School.
Megan Ryerson
Associate Dean for Research, Weitzman School
Megan Ryerson is the associate dean for research and the Stuart Weitzman School of Design. She is also the UPS Chair of Transportation.
Lindsey Samahon
Communications Director
Lindsey Samahon is the director of communications at the Kleinman Center. She develops new content, prepares research for publication, and serves as the center’s press contact.
Lynn Scarlett
Chief External Affairs Officer, The Nature Conservancy
Lynn Scarlett is the Chief External Affairs Officer at The Nature Conservancy and a member of the Kleinman Center Advisory Board.
Roberto Schaeffer
Professor, University of Rio de Janeiro
Roberto Schaeffer is a professor of energy economics in the Energy Planning Program at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. In 2016-2017, he was a visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center.
Marvin Schlanger
Former Chairman of the Board, LyondellBasell Industries
Marvin Schlanger is the former chairman of the Supervisory Board of LyondellBasell Industries N.V. and a member of the Kleinman Center Advisory Board.
Oscar Serpell is a researcher, writer, and data analyst at the Kleinman Center. He participates in several key research projects at the center and also writes blog posts and policy digests on timely energy policy topics.
Christina Simeone is a senior fellow at the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy and a doctoral student in advanced energy systems at the Colorado School of Mines and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a joint program. 
Mollie Simon
Communications Coordinator
Mollie Simon is the communications coordinator at the Kleinman Center. She manages the center’s social media accounts, drafts newsletters and announcements, writes and publishes content for our website, and regularly posts to our blog.
Katherine Smith
Director, Environmental Research Institute
Katherine Smith is the director of the environmental research institute of the supervising scientist for the Australian Government. In 2016-2017, Smith was a visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center.  
Ariana Spentzos
U.S. Energy Policy
Ariana Spentzos works as a research assistant for US policy projects and legislative review. She is a fifth-year PhD student in inorganic chemistry.
Frederick Steiner
Dean, Stuart Weitzman School of Design
Frederick Steiner is dean of the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design and a member of the Kleinman Center Advisory Board.
Roger Stern
Assistant Professor, University of Tulsa
Roger Stern is an assistant professor of energy economics, policy, and commerce at the University of Tulsa, Collins College of Business. In 2016-2017 he was a visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center.
Leah Stokes
Assistant Professor, University of California Santa Barbara
Leah Stokes is an assistant professor of political science at University of California Santa Barbara and 2019-2020 visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center.
Andy Stone is producer and host of Energy Policy Now, the Kleinman Center’s podcast series. He previously worked in business planning with PJM Interconnection and was a senior energy reporter at Forbes Magazine.
Gautam Suresh
International Projects
Gautam Suresh is the International Projects Research Assistant at the Kleinman Center. He is a current master’s student in the nanotechnology (M.S.E) program and is pursuing a certificate in Energy Policy and Management.
Kimberle Szczurowski
Administrative Assistant
Kimberle Szczurowski is the administrative assistant at the Kleinman Center. She keeps the Kleinman Center humming along, especially in the areas of scheduling, budgeting, and event planning.
Jonathan Szeto
Undergraduate Seminar Fellow
Jonathan Szeto is an undergraduate student studying earth science and political science in the College of Arts and Sciences. Szeto was also a 2020 Undergraduate Student Fellow.
Jérôme Taillard
Assistant Professor, Babson College
Jérôme Taillard is an assistant professor of finance at Babson College. In 2016-2017, he was a visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center.
Mark Templeton
Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago
Mark Templeton is a Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Chicago. Templeton was a 2018-2019 visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center.
Franca Trubiano
Associate Professor of Architecture
Franca Trubiano is Associate Professor of Graduate Architecture and a Registered Architect with l’Ordre des Architectes du Québec.
Arthur van Benthem
Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy
Arthur van Benthem is an expert in environmental and energy economics, exploring the economic efficiency of energy policy. He is a faculty fellow at the Kleinman Center and an assistant professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at Wharton.
Steve Viscelli
Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Steve Viscelli is a faculty fellow at the Kleinman Center and a lecturer in the Department of Sociology. His research focuses on work, labor market economics, and economic regulation, specifically in trucking industry.
Zachary Whitlock
Undergraduate Seminar Fellow
Zachary Whitlock is an undergraduate student in the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER) program studying materials science and engineering and environmental science. Whitlock was also a 2020 Undergraduate Student Fellow.
Jennifer Wilcox joined the Kleinman Center faculty in the fall of 2020. Her research expertise lies in carbon capture and sequestration technologies, in order to minimize the negative impacts of fossil fuels.
Hannah Wiseman
Professor of Law, Penn State University
Hannah Wiseman is a Professor of Law at Penn State University and a 2019-2020 visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center.
Shu Yang
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Shu Yang is a professor of materials science and engineering and a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Daniel Yergin
Vice Chairman, IHS Markit
Daniel Yergin is the Vice Chairman of IHS Markit. He was the recipient of the 2015 Carnot Prize for distinguished contributions to energy policy.
Rachel Zaff
Undergraduate Seminar Fellow
Rachel Zaff is an undergraduate student studying political science and environmental science in the College of Arts and Sciences. Zaff was also a 2020 Undergraduate Student Fellow.