• Director

    Brian Murray is the director of the Duke University Energy Initiative and director of the Environmental Economics Program at Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions.

  • Associate Director for Educational Programs

    Dr. Lori Bennear, Juli Plant Grainger Associate Professor of Energy Economics and Policy at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, has secondary appointments at the Sanford School of Public Policy and the Economics Department. She is the associate director for educational programs at the Energy Initiative and the faculty co-director of the Rethinking Regulation Program at the Kenan Institute for Ethics.


  • Executive Assistant to the Director

    Caroline provides administrative support to the director of the Duke University Energy Initiative.

  • Director of Engagement and Administration

    Suellen has more than 20 years' experience in the energy sector, finance, operations and contract negotiations.

  • Lecturing Fellow and Managing Director, Energy Data Analytics Lab

    Kyle brings experience in machine learning and statistical modeling to energy problems.

  • Postdoctoral Associate

    Jonathon supports the Energy Initiative’s research development efforts and teaches a course on the history of energy...

  • Education Program Coordinator

    Bryan’s work supports the Energy Initiative’s educational programming, events and communications.

  • Administration Staff Assistant

    Robin supports our administrative staff in finance, organization and scheduling.

  • Assistant Director of Administration

    Sara has more than 20 years of experience in higher education. 

  • Senior Education Program Coordinator

    Stacy plans and manages energy education activities across the university.

  • Research Analyst

    Xiaochen brings an interdisciplinary background in environment and economics to the Energy Initiative.

  • Associate in Research

    Alexandra is lead editor for energy policy coverage in the Science Policy Tracking Program (SciPol).

  • Associate Director for Communications

    Braden designs and implements the Energy Initiative’s communications strategy.

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: Environment Hall 4100
Time: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location: Energy Hub, 1st floor of Gross Hall for Interdisciplinary Innovation
Time: 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Location: BOOK TALK: Ahmadieh Family Grand Hall, Gross Hall 330; ENERGY MIX: Energy Hub, Gross Hall first-floor lobby
Time: 4:00 pm