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I take an interdisciplinary approach to research by combining my knowledge of human geography, ecological economics and engineering.

You can read about my academic background, research experience and interests in my faculty profile posted here. I am currently working on a Metcalf Foundation funded research project From Community Power to Community Conservation: Enhancing the Effectiveness of Conservation Programs through a Captive Audience with Dr. Judith Lipp and James Law of TREC. I am also assessing the financing of clean energy decisions in the commercial sector with Prof. Travis Gliedt of the University of Oklahoma.

Prior to my PhD, I worked in public policy in government, government agencies, a regulated utility, and advocacy (details here). I have worked with stakeholders and advised on policy related to climate change mitigation, carbon markets, transportation demand management, electricity and the use of coal and renewables, energy conservation, energy efficiency, and the renewable energy standard offer program (RESOP).

I teach ENVS 3130 Energy and the Environment in Canada and ENVS 6121 Community, Energy and Planning. I hold an eLearning grant and am incorporating a range of eLearning tools and social media into my courses. I also maintain lists on twitter developed for students to explore the relationships between energy, community, environment and innovation in Canada.