I am an associate professor in the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.  I direct the PhD program and the Shale Gas Governance Center and teach courses in quantitative methods and energy and environmental policy.


My research cuts across energy, agriculture, the environment, and well-being.

A native of Pennsylvania, home to the Marcellus Shale natural gas formation, I am interested in the consequences of oil and gas development and the policies governing it. And coming from an agriculturally rich region, I enjoy studying issues linked to farming, the environment, and rural households, in the U.S. and abroad.



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