People

Staff

  • David Solan


    davidsolan@boisestate.edu
    Phone: (208) 426-4845
    Fax: (208) 426-1830

    Dr. David Solan was appointed as Director of the Energy Policy Institute and an Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Energy Studies in July 2009. He is the Principal Investigator or co-Principal Investigator for almost $4 million in research grants and cooperative agreements from the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Energy, the Western Governors' Association, and the State of Idaho, among others. He is on the faculty in the Department of Public Policy & Administration at Boise State University and he is a member of the Board of Directors for the Idaho Strategic Energy Alliance.  Dr. Solan is also on the Board of Managers for the Battelle Energy Alliance, which is the operator and manager of the Idaho National Laboratory

    Prior to his arrival in Idaho, Dr. Solan worked on energy policy in the nation's capital.  He served as a Senior Policy Advisor at the US Environmental Protection Agency, reporting directly to the Deputy Administrator and the head of the Office of Research and Development on energy and management issues. He served as an energy policy analyst and investigator on the chief oversight committee in the US House of Representatives.  His experience also includes tenure as a Legislative Director for a Member of Congress serving on committees for resources, science, and transportation policy.

    He received his PhD and MA from the University of Delaware, and he has a BA from Drew University.

  • Dave Koehler


    DaveKoehler@boisestate.edu
    Phone: (208) 426-5707
    Fax: (208) 426-1830

    David Koehler has over 10 years of management experience in the
    private sector.  In his current capacity at EPI, he serves as the
    Assistant Director, managing proposal and team development for Institute projects.

    David holds a Master's degree from Boise State University (2009) in
    Public Administration, with an emphasis in Environmental and Natural
    Resource Policy and Administration.  He also received both a Graduate
    Certificate in Community & Regional Planning (2008) and a Bachelor's
    degree in Political Science (2006) from Boise State University.
    While pursuing his graduate studies, David was involved in the
    academic honors organizations Gamma Beta Phi and Pi Alpha Alpha.

  • Lisa Bearg


    LisaBearg@boisestate.edu
    Phone: (208) 426-4018
    Fax: (208) 426-1830

    Lisa Bearg has been with the Energy Policy Institute since 2008. She started with EPI as a research analyst and now manages projects and events for the organization. Lisa is currently preparing a national energy policy conference to be held in September 2014 in San Francisco.

    Lisa's projects with EPI have included supporting a study on homeowners' associations and efforts to limit renewable distributed generation, and creating a database cataloging renewable energy sites in Idaho.  Prior to joining EPI, Lisa served as a research assistant for the Boise State Public Policy Center, conducting policy analysis and co-authoring two articles.

    Lisa earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration (2010) and a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science with a special emphasis in American Public Policy (2007) from Boise State University. Lisa served as the President of the MPA Association in 2009, as well as the President of Pi Alpha Alpha, Boise State University Chapter.

  • Shannon Mahoney


    shannonmahoney@boisestate.edu
    Phone: (208) 426-5708
    Fax: (208) 426-1830

    Shannon rejoined the Energy Policy Institute team in November 2011 as the Business Manager, providing fiscal and grants management, as well as office administration.

    Shannon received her BA, English from Boise State (2004) and her Master's Degree in Public Administration, with Government Management emphasis, from Keller Graduate School of Management (2012).

  • Chris Juchau

    Research Associate
    christopherjuchau@boisestate.edu
    Phone: (208) 426-5712
    Fax: (208) 426-1830

    Chris Juchau joined EPI as a Graduate Assistant in 2012.  In his current role as Research Associate (2013),  he performs research and analysis on topics related to federal energy policy.  Prior to joining EPI, Chris worked as a Nuclear Engineer for EnergySolutions and as a Senior Consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton.

    Chris has earned a Master's of Business Administration (2012) from Boise State University, a Master's of Science in Nuclear Science and Engineering (2008) from Idaho State University and a Bachelor's of Science in Biological Systems Engineering (2004) from the University of Idaho.

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