I currently hold two key leadership roles at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies:

  • Founding Director of the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy (ISEP)
  • Director of the Master of Arts in Sustainable Energy (MASE) online degree

As a leader and manager, I maintain a sharp focus on delivering concrete results, emphasize continuous innovation, and insist on a clear value proposition. In my view, an organization that fails on any of these should be dismantled.

I am always looking for opportunities to enhance procedures and introduce new innovations to the organizations I lead. I believe in enhancing performance based on clear metrics that reflect the organization’s vision and values.

As the ISEP Founding Director, I am proud of these achievements:

  • Founded a new research initiative without an endowment or core support
  • Developed the vision, research strategy, and public profile of initiative
  • Managed operations, finances, and communications of initiative
  • Raised major grants to support multi-year policy research initiatives in China and India
  • Created a network of one hundred affiliates

As the MASE Director, I have implemented the following:

  • Developed an original curriculum of 10 courses
  • Recruited world-class academic and practitioner faculty for the program
  • Designed an innovative capstone program with two residencies in Washington, DC

At Johns Hopkins, I am also a member of the Leadership Council for the Ralph O’Connor Sustainable Energy Institute (ROSEI) and a Co-Director of the Alliance for a Healthier World (AHW).