Staff & Leadership

Bill Cohen

Center Coordinator

Cornelia Colijn

Executive Director

Lucy Corlett

Research Associate

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

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 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.
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.
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.
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 Professor of City and Regional Planning
Erick Guerra is an assistant professor in City and Regional Planning in the 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 founding faculty 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
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.
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.
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
Lecturer, Russian and Eastern European Studies
Anna Mikulska is an expert on European energy markets and energy policy. She was previously a senior fellow at the Kleinman Center and is currently a graduate coordinator and lecturer at the Russian and Eastern European Studies Department at Penn.
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.
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
Associate Dean for Research, Weitzman School
Megan Ryerson is the associate dean for research at 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.
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. 
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.
Bethany Wiggin
Associate Professor of German
Bethany Wiggin is an Associate Professor of German and the Founding Director of the Penn Program in 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.