I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration within the School of Public and International Affairs at North Carolina State University. I am also a member of the Sustainable Energy Systems and Policy cluster, part of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program. What all that means is that I get to play with a lot of cool people doing fantastic work across a variety of disciplines — from engineering, to economics, to the natural sciences — to address a variety of energy and environmental management and policy challenges.
My own path is somewhat eclectic, starting with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Vassar College, then moving to a master’s degree in resource economics and policy from Duke University, and finally culminating in a Ph.D. in forestry and environmental resources from NC State. I returned to NC State in 2016 via Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, where I worked for about a decade on a variety of environmental and energy policy research and outreach initiatives.
If you are interested in learning more about my work or about the work being done at NC State, please do drop me a note.
Christopher S. Galik, PhD