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Office: BRNT 206 Degrees: Ph.D. & M. Phil. French Literature, Yale University; B.A. French, Mills College Areas of Study Katrine Pflanze is Associate Professor of French in the Department of Modern Languages. She teaches elementary, intermediate and advanced French language courses, in addition to seminar courses in early modern French literature and French cultural studies. Her […]Read More
WASHINGTON, Pa. (Jan. 7, 2014)—Jeffrey Norton, attorney and member at Eckert Seamans, a national full-service law firm based in Pittsburgh, has been elected chairman of the advisory board for Washington & Jefferson College’s (W&J) Center for Energy Policy & Management (CEPM).
Norton, a 1980 W&J graduate, succeeds Jack Ubinger, former senior vice president of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and former partner at Jones Day law firm, who served as chair of the advisory board for its first two years and now resumes his position as a board member. The new vice chairman is Robert Dolence, vice president of Leonardo Technologies, Inc., a provider of engineering and management solutions. Dolence will succeed Norton as chairman next year.
“The advisory board has provided the CEPM with invaluable support over the first two years of its existence. The members, under the leadership of Jack Ubinger, have played key roles in facilitating the CEPM’s initial projects and initiatives, including the W&J Energy Index, the annual Energy Summit, the annual Energy Lecture Series, research on the economic impacts of Marcellus Shale development in Washington County and on the sustainability of communities hosting natural gas development, and various student internships,” said Diana Stares, director of the CEPM. “In addition, they have supported the CEPM's foray into a larger, national discussion of energy issues.”
Other CEPM advisory board members are James Benze, Ph.D., professor of political science at W&J; Leslie Dunn, Ph.D., assistant professor of business and economics at W&J; Robert East, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental studies and director of the environmental studies program at W&J; Alexander Mirtchev, Ph.D., president of Krull Corporation and executive chairman of the Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies (RUSI) International; Pat McCune, chairman and CEO of Community Bank; and Jocelyn Sheppard, Ph.D., principal of Red House Consulting.
The CEPM is dedicated to fostering the development of a national energy policy that minimizes environmental impact and promotes economic growth. It supports this mission through three core activities: programming that brings together scientists, industry leaders, elected officials, advocates and citizens to engage with policy related to the country's full array of energy sources; development and publication of the W&J Energy Index, which analyzes the nation's progress towards energy independence and security; and providing W&J students with opportunities for research, internships, and hands-on experience with energy issues.
“On behalf of W&J, I thank all of the board members for their leadership, their advice, their introductions to critical partners, and, overall, for their dedication to W&J and to advancing its educational mission. I look forward to another productive year with Mr. Norton at the helm,” Stares added.
The next meeting of the CEPM advisory board is Feb. 25.
The CEPM Research Fellows, comprised of W&J College faculty and alumni, examine issues related to energy development, production, and consumption and the resulting impacts on society at the local, regional, and national levels. In keeping with the larger liberal arts foundation of W&J, they bring a variety of perspectives to the area of energy research. […]Read More
Washington, Pa. (Nov. 11, 2013)—Networking is an increasingly important tool in job searching, and Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) has created an event to give its students an extra edge.
On Thursday, Nov. 14, the W&J Alumni Executive Council and Office of Alumni Relations will host an Alumni & Student Speed Networking event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Allen Ballroom of the Rossin Campus Center.
Designed in the vein of “speed dating,” the event will immediately connect W&J juniors and seniors with alumni in various fields of employment.
More than 40 alumni plan to attend the event, and represent numerous companies, including: State Farm; Peacock Keller & Ecker LLP; Mass Mutal Financial; Schenider Downs; California University of Pennsylvania; Washington & Jefferson College; The Ellis School; Bradford Schools; Office of Disability Adjudication; Ernst & Young LLP; Bowles Rice LLP; Bayer; Sisterson & Co. LLP; Yablonski, Costello, & Leckie, P.C.; and Avella School District, among others.
While alumni will have the opportunity to interact with the future bright minds of their industries, students will learn effective networking techniques in a fun, high-energy atmosphere.
A reception with drinks and appetizers will follow the speed networking portion of the event, giving students more time to make connections with alumni in their fields.
Five spots are still available for current W&J juniors and seniors to register.
To register for this free event, and for student information about how to prepare, visit the Jay Connected website: http://www.jayconnected.com/s/924/index.aspx?sid=924&gid=1&pgid=1454&cid=2889&ecid=2889&crid=0&calpgid=13&calcid=2327
When Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) students and faculty teamed up with local medical professionals to volunteer in the area surrounding Lima, Peru, they saw a culture different from the one they know at home.Read More
The CEPM 2014-15 Energy Lecture Series begins Sept. 4.Read More
The W&J Center for Energy Policy and Management is dedicated to fostering the development of a national energy policy that has a place for all energy sources, minimizes environmental impact and promotes economic growth. CEPM On the Web Visit the CEPM website. CEPM Energy Lecture Series CEPM Leadership CEPM Research The CEPM Mission Educating the […]Read More
Energy Policy Fellowship Center for Energy Policy and Management Fellowship timeline: September 2014 – May 2015 Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0 Deadline for application: July 20, 2014 About the Center for Energy Policy and Management The Washington & Jefferson College Center for Energy Policy and Management (CEPM) provides opportunities for scientists, industry leaders, elected officials, advocates […]Read More
Now in its fourth year, W&J’s CEPM is quickly becoming a major player in local energy research and policy, and the future is bright for this young program.Read More