Institute for Energy and Environment
Cultivating a discussion of local, national and global interests and research in energy and environmental issues, from the perspectives of:
Energy-or lack of it-will produce some of the largest consequences imaginable around the world. The institute at Duquesne will provide a needed source of serious research, fair and impartial discussions and substantive policy recommendations and advisories. -- Dr. Kent Moors
Dr. Alan W. Seadler, Associate Academic Vice-President for Research, will lead the efforts to organize and fund the institute.
Dr. Kent Moors, our scholar-in-residence, Political Science Professor in the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts and well-known international energy consultant.
Dr. Michael Irwin, Chair and Associate Professor, Sociology Department, specializing in research in spatial processes, urban and community studies, demography and social ecology.
Mr. Daniel R. Thompson, II, Institute for Energy and the Environment, specializing in research in policy, budgetary, and microeconomic aspects of hydrocarbon development, particularly shale gas.
Dr. Mary McKinney, Duquesne Small Business Development Center, Director
Dr. Jim Phillips, Senior Director Sponsored Research
Duquesne Faculty Associates
Dr. John F. Stolz, Director, Center for Environmental Research and Education; Professor, Environmental Microbiology
Dr. Clifford Bob, Associate Professor, Political Science Department in the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts.
Dr. Risa Kumazawa, Assistant Professor of Economics, Palumbo Donahue School of Business
Dr. Robert Sroufe, Associate Professor of Business Administration, MBA+Sustainability program, Palumbo Donahue School of Business
Associates From Other Institutions
Dr. David L. Passmore, Professor of Education in the Workforce Education and Development academic program, Department of Learning and Performance Systems, College of Education, Penn State University.
Dr. Randall W. Jackson, Director, Regional Research Institute; Professor, Geology & Geography Department, West Virginia University
Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit established the Institute for Energy and the Environment in March, 2011. It involves researchers from Duquesne's McAnulty College, School of Law, John F. Donahue School of Business, and the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, as well as experts - both scholarly and otherwise - drawn from outside Duquesne University itself. The collaborative approach, conducted in a think-tank-style setting, will provide the means by which to launch broad collaborations for researching energy and environmental issues, as well as establish an intellectual space to promote constructive dialogue in the search for real solutions to current and future problems.