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

Associate Director of Academic Programming

Mollie Simon

Communications Coordinator

Andy Stone

Energy Policy Now Host and Producer

Kimberle Szczurowski

Administrative Assistant
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Daniel Barber
Associate Professor of Architecture
Daniel Barber is an associate professor of architecture at the Stuart Weitzman School of Design.
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.
William W. Braham is a professor of architecture at the Stuart Weitzman School of Design.
Stephanie Carlisle is a lecturer in Landscape Artchiture in the Stuart Weitzman School of Design.
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.
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.
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. 
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jennifer Wilcox is currently serving at the U.S. Department of Energy, on leave from the Kleinman Center. Her research expertise is in carbon capture and sequestration technologies, in order to minimize the negative impacts of fossil fuels.