Staff & Leadership

Sanya Carley

Faculty Co-Director

Bill Cohen

Center Coordinator

Cornelia Colijn

Executive Director

Mark Alan Hughes

Faculty Co-Director

Arwen Kozak

Research Associate

Thabo Lenneiye

Managing Director of the Sustainable Agriculture Fund

Angela Pachon

Research Director

Lindsey Samahon

Communications Director

Oscar Serpell

Associate Director of Academic Programming

Mollie Simon

Senior Communications Specialist

Andy Stone

Energy Policy Now Host and Producer

Kimberle Szczurowski

Financial Administrative Coordinator

Shelley Welton

Presidential Distinguished Professor

Jennifer Wilcox

Presidential Distinguished Professor
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Ahmed Abdellah
Student Advisory Council Member
Ahmed Abdellah is a Kleinman Center Student Advisory Council Member and is a student studying in the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER) program.
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.
Stefan Ambec
INRAE Research Professor, Toulouse School of Economics
Stefan Ambec is INRAE Research Professor at Toulouse School of Economics where he leads the TSE Energy and Climate Center. Ambec is a 2023-2024 Kleinman Center Visiting Scholar.
Eliana Atienza
Undergraduate Seminar Fellow
Eliana Atienza is an undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Environmental Studies with a concentration in Environmental Policy and Application. Atienza is also a 2024 Undergraduate Student Fellow.
Dorit Aviv
Assistant Professor of Architecture
Dorit Aviv is an assistant professor of architecture at the Weitzman School.
Susanna Berkouwer
Assistant Professor of Business Economics & Public Policy
Susanna Berkouwer is an assistant professor of Business Economics & Public Policy at the Wharton School.
Alondra Betancourt
Undergraduate Seminar Fellow
Alondra Betancourt is an undergraduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences. Betancourt is also a 2024 Undergraduate Student Fellow.
Rachel Bina
Undergraduate Seminar Fellow
Rachel Bina is in the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business studying Economics at the Wharton School and International Studies and Russian at the College of Arts and Sciences. Bina is also a 2024 Undergraduate Student Fellow.
Eugenie Birch
Lawrence C. Nussdorf Chair of Urban Research and Education
Eugénie L. Birch is co-director of the Penn Institute for Urban Research, Lawrence C. Nussdorf Chair of Urban Research and Education, and chair of the Graduate Group in City and Regional Planning.
Fatih Birol
Executive Director, International Energy Agency
Fatih Birol is the executive director of the International Energy Agency. He is the recipient of the 2016 Carnot Prize for distinguished contributions to energy policy.
Paul Bonney
Former Senior Vice President, Exelon
Paul Bonney is a member of the Kleinman Center Advisory Board and a former senior vice president at Exelon.
Severin Borenstein
E.T. Grether Professor, Haas School of Business
Severin Borenstein is E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy at the Haas School of Business and faculty director of the Energy Institute at Haas. Borenstein is a 2023-2024 Kleinman Center Visiting Scholar.
Matthijs Bouw
Associate Professor of Practice, Landscape Architecture
Matthijs Bouw is an associate professor of practice in the Landscape Architecture department of the Weitzman School of Design. He is the Rockefeller Urban Resilience Fellow for the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design.
William Braham
Professor of Architecture, Director of CEBD
William W. Braham is a professor of architecture at the Stuart Weitzman School of Design. He is also the Director of the Center for Environmental Building + Design.
Sara Bronin
Professor, Cornell University
Sara Bronin was a 2020-2021 visiting scholar of the Kleinman Center when she was the Thomas F. Gallivan Chair in Real Property Law at UConn Law School. She currently is a professor at Cornell University.
Mark Brownstein
Senior Vice President, Environmental Defense Fund
Mark Brownstein is a member of the Kleinman Center Advisory Board and the senior vice president of energy transition at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).
William Burke-White
Professor of Law, Carey Law School
William Burke-White is Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. Burke-White, an international lawyer and political scientist, is a leading expert on U.S. foreign policy, multilateral institutions, and international law.
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.
Luke Campo
Student Advisory Council Member
Luke Campo is a Kleinman Center Student Advisory Council Member. He is studying International Relations and minoring in Sustainability and Environmental Management in the College of Arts and Sciences. He is also a 2024 Undergraduate Student Fellow.
Sanya Carley is the faculty co-director of the Kleinman Center and Presidential Distinguished Professor of Energy Policy and City Planning at the Stuart Weitzman School of Design.
Stephanie Carlisle is a lecturer in Landscape Artchiture in the Stuart Weitzman School of Design.
CeCe Coffey
Student Advisory Council Member
CeCe Coffey is a member of the Kleinman Center’s Student Advisory Council and a student at the University of Pennsylvania’s Carey Law School.
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.
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.
Danny Cullenward is a Kleinman Center Senior Fellow. He is a climate economist and lawyer, a Research Fellow with the Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy, and the Vice Chair of California’s Independent Emissions Market Advisory Committee.
Grace Dai
Undergraduate Seminar Fellow
Grace Dai is an undergraduate student studying Computational Biology and minoring in Data Science. Dai is also a 2024 Undergraduate Student Fellow.
Tom Daniels
Crossways Professor, City and Regional Planning
Tom Daniels is the Crossways Professor of city and regional planning at the Weitzman School. Daniels directs the concentration in Land Use and Environmental Planning.
Lucas Davis
Jeffrey A. Jacobs Distinguished Professor, UC Berkeley
Lucas Davis is the Jeffrey A. Jacobs Distinguished Professor in Business and Technology at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. Davis is a 2021-2022 Kleinman Center Visiting Scholar.
Francis X. Diebold
Professor of Economics, Finance, and Statistics
Francis X. Diebold is Paul F. and Warren Shafer Miller Professor of Social Sciences, and Professor of Economics, Finance, and Statistics at the University of Pennsylvania.
Akira Drake Rodriquez
Assistant Professor of City Planning
Akira Drake Rodriquez is an Assistant Professor of City Planning at the Stuart Weitzman School of Design. Her research examines the politics of urban planning.
Emily Duncan
Senior VP of Federal Affairs, American Electric Power
Emily Duncan is a member of the Kleinman Center Advisory Board and the senior vice president of federal affairs at American Electric Power.
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.
Chandra Farley is the CEO of ReSolve, a consulting practice with a mission to increase the impact of climate justice initiatives by creating equity-centered delivery infrastructure. Farley is a 2021-2022 Kleinman Center Visiting Scholar.
Jared Farmer
Professor of History
Jared Farmer is the Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History in the School of Arts and Sciences.
Jesús Fernández-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.
Meredith Fowlie
Class of 1935 Endowed Chair in Energy, UC Berkeley
Meredith Fowlie is the Class of 1935 Endowed Chair in Energy at UC Berkeley. Fowlie is a 2022-2023 Kleinman Center Visiting Scholar.
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.
Spencer Gibbs
Undergraduate Seminar Fellow
Spencer Gibbs is a third-year undergraduate student studying Economics and Philosophy, Politics, & Economics with a concentration in Public Policy and Governance in the College of Arts and Sciences. Gibbs is also a 2024 Undergraduate Student Fellow.
Reto Gieré
Professor, Earth and Environmental Science
Reto Gieré is a professor at the Department of Earth and Environmental Science and Center for Excellence in Environmental Toxicology at the University of Pennsylvania.
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 is 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 Dean for Research, Weitzman School
Erick Guerra is Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor in City and Regional Planning in the Weitzman School of Design.
Thomas Hale
Professor of Public Policy, University of Oxford
Thomas Hale is a professor in public policy at the University of Oxford Blavatnik School of Government. Hale is a 2021-2022 Kleinman Center Visiting Scholar.
Raja Harith
Undergraduate Seminar Fellow
Raja Harith is an undergraduate student studying Finance and ESG at The Wharton School. Harith is also a 2024 Undergraduate Student Fellow.
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.
Alina Ho
Student Advisory Council Member
Alina Ho is an undergraduate student studying systems science and engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Ho was a 2022 Undergraduate Student Fellow and is a Kleinman Center Student Advisory Council Member.
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 faculty co-director and writes 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
Associate Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering
Deep Jariwala is an associate 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.
Kelli Joseph is a Kleinman Center Senior Fellow. She works at the intersection of policy and markets, with a focus on transitioning the electricity sector to support a decarbonized, climate resilient economy.
Joey Jung
Undergraduate Seminar Fellow
Joey Jung is a n undergraduate majoring in Urban Studies and Political Science. Jung is also a 2024 Undergraduate Student Fellow.
Matthew Kahn
Provost Professor of Economics and Spatial Sciences, USC
Matthew Kahn is the Provost Professor of Economics and Spatial Sciences at the University of Southern California. 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. 
Steven Kimbrough
Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions
Steven Kimbrough is a professor of operation, information, and decision in the Wharton School.
Alexandra Klass
James G. Degnan Professor of Law, Michigan Law
Alexandra Klass is the James G. Degnan Professor of Law at Michigan Law. Klass is a 2023-2024 Kleinman Center Visiting Scholar.
Scott Kleinman
Co-President, Apollo Global Management
Scott Kleinman (C’94, W’94), 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.
Shimon Kogan
Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance
Shimon Kogan is an adjunct associate professor in the Finance Deparement at The Wharton School.
Arwen Kozak
Research Associate
Arwen Kozak is a research associate at the Kleinman Center. She assists with research and programming initiatives at Kleinman, working to support visiting scholars, students, and grant recipients.
Ken Kulak is a member of the Advisory Board and a former senior fellow at the Kleinman Center.
Melina Laboucan-Massimo is an internationally renowned advocate for climate justice, Indigenous sovereignty, and women’s rights. She is the Founder of Sacred Earth Solar and a 2021-2022 Kleinman Center Visiting Scholar.
Cheryl LaFleur
Former Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Cheryl LaFleur is the former commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. She is the 2019 recipient of the Carnot Prize for distinguished contributions to energy policy.
Steven Lefkowitz
Founding Partner, Sagewind Capital LLC
Steven Lefkowitz is a donor to the Kleinman Center and the founding partner at Sagewind Capital LLC.
Thabo Lenneiye
Managing Director of the Sustainable Agriculture Fund
Thabo Lenneiye is the Managing Director of the Sustainable Agriculture Fund. She’s responsible for operationalizing the fund, launching initiatives focused on sustainable agriculture, and framing a research agenda that intersects with energy policy.
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.
Nikki Luke
Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Nikki Luke is an Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Luke is a 2022-2023 Kleinman Center Visiting Scholar.
Lauren Lutzke
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Lauren Lutzke is the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Penn Center for Science, Sustainability, and the Media.
Kristina Lyons
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Kristina Lyons is an assistant professor of anthropology in the School of Arts and Sciences and the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities (PPEH) at the University of Pennsylvania.
Frank Ma
Undergraduate Seminar Fellow
Frank Ma is an undergraduate studying Finance, Statistics and Computer Science. Ma is also a 2024 Undergraduate Student Fellow.
Caroline Magdolen
Student Advisory Council Member
Caroline Magdolen is a Kleinman Center Student Advisory Council Member and an undergraduate student studying in the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER) program. Magdolen was also a 2021 Undergraduate Seminar Fellow.
Kayla Main
Kleinman Center Research Assistant
Kayla Main is a Research Assistant at the Kleinman Center. Through the Kleinman Center, she also works with Energia, an international network supporting gender equity and sustainable energy progress, and their partners, such as Solar Sister.
Thomas Mallouk
Vagelos Professor in Energy Research
Thomas E. Mallouk is a Vagelos Professor in Energy Research and a Professor of Chemistry 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.
Michael Mann
Presidential Distinguished Professor
Michael E. Mann is the Presidential Distinguished Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, with a secondary appointment in the Annenberg School for Communication. He is a faculty fellow with the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy.
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 is the recipient of the 2017 Carnot Prize for distinguished contributions to energy policy.
Ramón Méndez Galain
Former Energy Director of Uruguay
Ramón Méndez Galain is the Executive Director of Ivy and the former energy director of Uruguay. He is the recipient of the 2023 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 fellow in energy studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Lillian Miller
Undergraduate Seminar Fellow
Lillian Miller is an undergraduate student studying Chemistry and Earth and Environmental Sciences in the Vagelos Molecular Life Sciences program. Miller is also a 2024 Undergraduate Student Fellow.
Sandro Mocciolo
Undergraduate Seminar Fellow
Sandro Mocciolo is an undergraduate student studying Environmental Studies, Economics, and Spanish. Mocciolo is also a 2024 Undergraduate Student Fellow.
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.
Ellen Neises
Executive Director, PennPraxis
Ellen Neises is the executive director of PennPraxisand an adjunct associate professor of landscape architecture in the Weitzman School.
Serguei Netessine
Vice Dean for Global Initiatives, Wharton
Serguei Netessine is vice dean for global initiatives and professor in the Operations, Information and Decisions Department at The Wharton School.
Thu Nguyen
Undergraduate Seminar Fellow
Thu Nguyen is an undergraduate student from Vietnam majoring in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Environmental and Sustainability Management. Nguyen is also a 2024 Undergraduate Student Fellow.
Sheila Oparaocha
International Coordinator and Program Manager, Energia
Sheila Oparaocha is the international coordinator and program manager at Energia. She is the recipient of the 2021 Carnot Prize for distinguished contributions to energy policy.
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.
Benjamin Paren is an alumni research fellow at the Kleinman Center and a postdoctoral research associate in the Research Laboratory of Electronics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
R. Jisung Park is an environmental and labor economist. He is a faculty fellow at the Kleinman Center and an assistant professor, with a primary appointment at the School of Policy and Practice and a secondary appointment at the Wharton School.
Seema Parmar
Undergraduate Seminar Fellow
Seema Parmar is an undergraduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences studying mathematical economics and environmental studies. Parmar is also a 2024 Undergraduate Student Fellow.
Kiara Perez
Undergraduate Seminar Fellow
Kiara Perez is an undergraduate student studying Nursing with a minor in Global Health. Perez is also a 2024 Undergraduate Student Fellow.
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
Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture
Nicholas Pevzner is a faculty fellow at the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy and an assistant professor 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.
Peter Psarras
Research Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Peter Psarras is a research assistant professor in chemical and biomolecular engineering at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy.
John Quigley
Senior Fellow, Kleinman Center
John Quigley is a senior fellow at the Kleinman Center and previously served on the Center’s Advisory Board. He served as Secretary of the PA Department of Environmental Protection and of the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
Tony Reames
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
Tony Reames is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability where he directs the Urban Energy Justice Lab. Reames is a 2020-2021 Kleinman Center Visiting Scholar.
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
UPS Chair of Transportation, Weitzman School
Megan Ryerson is the UPS Chair of Transportation and Associate Chair of City and Regional Planning at the Stuart Weitzman School of Design.
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.
Roberto Schaeffer
Full Professor of Energy Economics, CENERGIA
Roberto Schaeffer is a Full Professor of Energy Economics and Principal Investigator of the Centre for Energy and Environmental Economics (CENERGIA). In 2016-2017, he was a visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center.
Marvin Schlanger
Former Chairman of the Board, UGI Corporation
Marvin Schlanger is the former chairman of the Supervisory Board of UGI Corporation and a member of the Kleinman Center Advisory Board.
Benjamin Schmitt is a joint senior fellow at the Kleinman Center and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Penn. He is also an affiliate of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and associate of the Harvard-Ukrainian Research Institute.
Nathalie Seddon
Professor, University of Oxford
Nathalie Seddon is a professor of biodiversity at the University of Oxford and founding director of the Nature-based Solutions Initiative. Seddon is a 2020-2021 Kleinman Center Visiting Scholar.
Oscar Serpell
Associate Director of Academic Programming
Oscar Serpell oversees student engagement activities, new student programming, and alumni connections. He also participates in several key research projects at the center and also writes blog posts and policy digests on timely energy policy topics.
Nisha Shah
Undergraduate Seminar Fellow
Nisha Shah is an undergraduate studying Materials Science and Engineering with a minor in Mechanical Engineering. Shah is also a 2024 Undergraduate Student Fellow.
Mollie Simon
Senior Communications Specialist
Mollie Simon is the senior communications specialist 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.  
Colby Snyder
Undergraduate Seminar Fellow
Colby Snyder is an undergraduate studying Physics and Chemical Engineering in the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research. Snyder is also a 2024 Undergraduate Student Fellow.
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.
Nicholas Stern
IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, LSE
Nicholas Stern is the IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is the recipient of the 2022 Carnot Prize for distinguished contributions to energy policy.
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.
Kimberle Szczurowski
Financial Administrative Coordinator
Kimberle Szczurowski is the financial administrative coordinator at the Kleinman Center. She keeps the Kleinman Center humming along, especially in the areas of budgeting, scheduling. and event planning.
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.
Shuchi Talati
Founder, The Alliance for Just DSG
Shuchi Talati is the founder of The Alliance for Just Deliberation on Solar Geoengineering and a 2022-2023 Kleinman Center visiting scholar. Recently, she served as a Presidential Appointee at the U.S. Department of Energy in the Biden Administration.
Tanmayee Talla
2023 SunWealth Intern
Tanmayee Talla is pursuing a dual degree in business and philosophy and is the 2023 Sunwealth Intern.
Saloni Tandon
2023 Kleinman Energia Fellow
Saloni Tandon is a master’s student of social policy and data analytics at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice. She is the 2023 Kleinman Energia Fellow.
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.
Dale Tran
Student Advisory Council Member
Dale Tran is a member of the Kleinman Center’s Student Advisory Council and an undergraduate student in the School of Arts and Sciences majoring in Economics.
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
Associate 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 associate professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at Wharton.
Katherine Vaz Gomes
Student Advisory Council Member
Katherine Vaz Gomes is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department and a graduate research assistant in the Clean Energy Conversions Lab. She is a member of the Kleinman Center’s Student Advisory Council.
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.
Gernot Wagner
Clinical Associate Professor, NYU
Gernot Wagner is a climate economist. He teaches climate economics and policy at NYU, where he is a clinical associate professor. Wagner is a 2021-2022 Kleinman Center Visiting Scholar.
Shelley Welton is a Presidential Distinguished Professor of Law and Energy Policy with the Kleinman Center and Penn Carey Law. Her research focuses on how climate change is transforming energy and environmental law and governance.
Bethany Wiggin is a Professor of German and the Founding Director of the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities. Her research spans fields usually held apart: early modern German and Atlantic cultural history, and the environmental humanities.
Jen Wilcox is Presidential Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Energy Policy. Her research expertise is 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 Law and a Professor in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. She was 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 is the recipient of the 2015 Carnot Prize for distinguished contributions to energy policy.
Eva (Yuxuan) Zhou
2023 Philadelphia Energy Authority Fellow
Eva Zhou is the 2023 Kleinman Philadelphia Energy Authority Fellow. Eva is pursuing a master’s degree in Environmental Studies at the School of Arts & Science.