Three Advisory Committees help the Energy Initiative guide, coordinate and implement its efforts.

Executive Advisory Committee

  • Director (Interim) of the Energy Initiative: Brian Murray
  • Provost: Sally Kornbluth
  • Deans of Business, Engineering, Environment, Law, Public Policy, Arts and Sciences, and Natural Sciences: Bill Boulding, David Levi, Kelly Brownell, Valerie Ashby and Dan Kiehart
  • Director of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions: Tim Profeta


  • Ed Balleisen, Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Lawrence Carin, Vice Provost for Research
  • Cam Kelly, Senior Assistant Vice President for Principal Gifts
  • Michael Schoenfeld, Vice President for Public Affairs and Government Relations
  • Keith Whitfield, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
  • Sarah West, Associate Vice President, Strategic Planning and the Campaign

Faculty Advisory Committee

The committee includes faculty representatives from each of the key University units. It focuses on developing, coordinating and promoting energy education, research and engagement programs across the university. Current participants:

  • Lori Bennear (Environment)
  • John Buley (Business)
  • Marc Deshusses (Engineering)
  • Timothy Johnson (Environment)
  • Emily Klein (Environment)
  • Josiah Knight (Engineering)
  • Rick Larrick (Business)
  • David Mitzi (Engineering)
  • Brian Murray (Nicholas Institute)
  • Dalia Patino-Echeverri (Environment)
  • Steve Sexton (Public Policy)
  • Chris Timmins (Economics)
  • Eric Toone (Chemistry)
  • George Truskey (Engineering)
  • Daniel Vermeer (Business)
  • Jonathan Wiener (Law)

Student Advisory Committee

Includes the president, co-presidents or most senior officer of each of the student energy clubs at Duke. When a school or academic area working with the Initiative does not have an energy-related club, the Energy Initiative Director consults with faculty to appoint student representatives from those units. Current representation includes:

  • Duke Energy Club
  • Fuqua MBA Energy Club
  • Nicholas School Energy Club
  • Sanford Energy and Environment Club
  • Duke Oil, Gas & Energy Law Society
  • Smart Home

Mailing Address

Duke University Energy Initiative
Box 90467
Durham, NC 27708

Street / Delivery Address

Duke University Energy Initiative
140 Science Drive
Gross Hall, Suite 101
Durham, NC 27708

Location: Field Auditorium, Environment Hall
Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: Gross Hall 270
Time: 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 am