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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ben Keys
Assistant Professor at the Wharton School
Ben Keys is an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
Steven Kimbrough
Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions
Steven Kimbrough is a professor of operation, information, and decision in the Wharton School.
Shimon Kogan
Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance
Shimon Kogan is an adjunct associate professor in the Finance Deparement at The Wharton School.
Ken Kulak is a member of the Advisory Board and a former senior fellow at the Kleinman Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.