I currently hold three 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 Energy, Resources and Environment (ERE) program
  • 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:

  • 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 ERE Program Director, my key achievements are:

  • Restructured faculty governance and program management
  • Led program redesign: vision, learning outcomes, requirements, curriculum
  • Developed an integrated research, teaching, and outreach strategy for the program
  • Led the development of the first online degree in the school
  • Managed a program with over a hundred students, twenty faculty, and three staff members across three campuses (Washington DC, Bologna, Nanjing)

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