• David Solan

    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 $5 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 was 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

    Assistant Director
    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.

  • Sydney Fox

    Business Manager
    Phone: (208) 426-5708
    Fax: (208) 426-1830

    Sydney joined the Energy Policy Institute team in October 2014 as the Business Manager, providing fiscal and grants management, as well as office administration.

    Sydney received her Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Boise State University (2013) and is pursuing her Master's degree in Public Administration at Boise State University.

    Sydney brings five years of experience at Boise State working in the College of Education as a Program Manager. Prior to that experience, Sydney worked for the Idaho Attorney General in the Consumer Protection and Civil Litigation division.

  • Wesley Labor

    Project Coordinator
    Phone: (208) 426-2326
    Fax: (208) 426-1830

    Wesley joined the Energy Policy Institute team in July 2015. Prior to that, Wesley served for two years as a graduate assistant with EPI while completing his Master's degree in Public Administration. As part of the master's program, Wesley served as an intern for the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality preparing a greenhouse gas inventory for the organization.

    Before his move to Boise, Wesley worked as a cartographer for a civil engineering firm. Wesley earned his Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science from the University of New Mexico in 2012, and completed an undergraduate thesis exploring climatic changes during the Ordovician era.