• Director

    Brian Murray is the director of the Duke University Energy Initiative, a research professor at the Nicholas School of the Environment, and a faculty affiliate of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the Duke Initiative for Science & Society. 

  • 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.

  • Marketing Staff Assistant

    Jacob supports marketing and communications for the Energy Initiative.

  • Education Staff Specialist

    Angela contributes to educational programming at the Energy Initiative. 

  • Assistant Director for Research Development

    Jonathon supports the EI's research development efforts and teaches a course on the history of energy.

  • Senior Education Program Coordinator

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

  • Administration Staff Assistant

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

  • Assistant Director of Administration

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

  • Research Analyst

    Will supports the EI's research pillar and coordinates the Bass Connections project Coal in America.

  • Assistant Director for Student & Alumni Engagement

    Stacy plans and manages energy education activities across the university.

  • Hyeongyul Roh
    CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow

    Hyeongyul's research focuses on policy-relevant topics in energy economics.

  • Rispin Sedlak, JD

    Sarah Rispin Sedlak oversees the development and publication of SciPol content related to energy.

  • 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: Archie K. Davis Conference Center, 12 Davis Drive Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709 USA
Time: 8:00 am to 9:30 am
Location: Gross 103
Time: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Location: Gross Hall Energy Hub
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm