& Environmental Policy Faculty
Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy (CEEP) and Distinguished Professor of
Energy & Climate Policy; Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1980. Climate change; political economy; technology, environment and society; sustainable development; energy & environmental justice. For his contributions to Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since 1992, he shares the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
(Bio Sketch) (Curriculum
CEEP Associate Director, and Professor; Ph.D.,
University of Delaware, 1980. Energy and environmental
policy; economic analysis of alternative energy options;
Associate Research Professor; Ph.D.,
University of Delaware, 2002. Energy and environmental policy;
climate science; sustainable development.
Ralph J. Begleiter
Director, Center for Political Communication, Rosenberg Professor of Communication, Distinguished Journalist in Residence;
and CEEP Senior Policy Fellow.
Political communication of issues such as climate change and environmental policies. Communication among environmental scientists, activists, policymakers and the public.
Scientist, Institute of Energy Conversion, and CEEP Policy
Fellow. Photovoltaic solar energy technology and
applications, solar cell design and characterization; impact
of federal and local energy policy on solar markets.
Research Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Delaware, 2008. Energy
policy and economics; power sector restructuring;
sustainable energy modeling; climate change.
Director, Center for Applied Business & Economic Research; Associate
Professor of Economics; Associate Professor of Urban Affairs and Public
Policy; CEEP Senior Policy Fellow. Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1973.
Economics of energy and environmental modeling, forecasting and impacts.
William F. Ritter
Professor and Department Chair, Bioresources Engineering
and CEEP Senior Policy Fellow; Ph.D., Iowa State
University, 1971. Groundwater pollution; waste
management; water quality modeling; surface water
contamination; irrigation management.
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and Physics and Astronomy; CEEP Senior Policy Fellow. Ph.D., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Materials design, synthesis and characterization for energy and environment applications.
Associate Professor, Department of Geography and CEEP
Senior Policy Fellow; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin,
Madison, 1982. Global resources, development, and
environment; sustainable development; growth management.
Christopher K. Williams
Associate Professor, Department of Entomology and
Wildlife Ecology and CEEP Senior Policy Fellow; Ph.D.,
University of Wisconsin, 2001. Wildlife populations and
wildlife habitat interactions; wildlife issues at the
state and federal levels; policy conflicts between
energy and wildlife.
Professor, Santo Domingo Technological Institute and
Universidad de Ciencias Sociales (Dominican Republic), and
CEEP Policy Fellow; Ph.D., Delaware, 1997. Sustainable
development; philosophy of science, technology, and society;
Steven M. Hoffman
Professor and Director, Environmental Studies Program,
University of St. Thomas (Minnesota), and CEEP Policy
Fellow; Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1986. Technology and
society; political economy; energy and environmental policy.
Associate Professor and Director, Research Institute for
Energy, Environment, and Economy, Kyungpuk National
University (Korea), and CEEP Policy Fellow; Ph.D.,
University of Delaware, 1991. Energy and environmental
policy analysis; sustainable development; integrated
Professor, Semyung University in Korea, and CEEP Policy Fellow; Ph.D., University of Delaware, 2005. Research fellow and the former director of Energy Conservation in Korea Energy Economics Institute (KEEI). Also former director of the Korea Policy Development Institute (KPDI) and research advisor to the Prime Minister of the South Korea. Energy economics; energy and environmental policy analysis; cost-benefit methods.
Vice Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Dean of the College of the Environment, Keimyung University (Korea) and CEEP Distinguished Policy Fellow; Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1975. Past Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group III and former President of Korea Energy Economic Institute. He shares the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with the IPCC's authors and review editors. Climate change policy; energy economics; environmental economics; energy and environmental policy analysis.
Ralph M. Nigro, P.E.
CEEP Policy Fellow, Co-director, Mid-Atlantic Industrial
Assessment Center, and CEEP Instructor;Vice President,
Applied Energy Group, Inc. Electricity planning and policy;
sustainable energy; utility economics; energy auditing and
President, Prayas (environmental NGO located in Pune,
India) and CEEP Policy Fellow; Ph.D., University of
Delaware, 1996. Sustainable livelihoods; grassroots
environmental movements; technology, environment and
society; political economy.
Dawn M. Covington