ETaP Graduate Option Faculty

The Energy, Technology, and Policy graduate option faculty is a multi-disciplinary group, including members from all three colleges at Humboldt State University.

Peter Alstone Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Peter Alstone

Contact
E-mail: peter.alstone@humboldt.edu
Phone: (707) 826-3135
Office: Harry Griffith Hall 116C

Education
PhD in Energy and Resources from UC Berkeley, MS in Environmental Systems and Technology from Humboldt State University, BS in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State Unviersity.

Research Interests
Distributed Electricity Technology, Demand Response, Off-Grid Power in the Developing World, Nexus of Information Technology and Energy Systems

Liza Boyle Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Liza Boyle

Contact
E-mail: liza.boyle@humboldt.edu
Phone: (707) 826-3610
Office: Harry Griffith Hall 116B

Education
PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Colorado at Boulder, MS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Colorado at Boulder, BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of the Pacific.

Research Interests
Solar Energy, Solar Radiation, Dust Deposition on Solar Panels, Airborne Particulate Matter

Eileen Cashman Ph.D., Professor

Eileen Cashman

Contact
E-mail: emc7001@humboldt.edu
Phone: (707) 826-5776
Office: HGH 114B
Fax: (707) 826-3616

Education
BS, Humboldt State University; MS, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests
Water Resource Engineering, Watershed Modeling for Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration, Sediment Transport Modeling (Physical and Numerical), Engineering Education Curriculum Development and Assessment

Charles Chamberlin Ph.D., Professor

Charles Chamberlin Ph.D.

Contact
E-mail: cec2@humboldt.edu
Phone: (707) 826-4346
Office: HGH 118D
Fax: (707) 826-3616

Education
BS, CE, Washington University at Saint Louis; MS, Ph.D. Harvard University

Research Interests
Data Collection and Analysis, Renewable Energy Systems, Heat and Mass Transfer Processes

Kevin Fingerman Ph.D., Associate Professor

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Contact
E-mail: kevin.fingerman@humboldt.edu
Phone: (707) 826-4148
Office: NR 221
Fax: (707) 826-4145

Education
BA, Wesleyan University; MS, Ph.D. UC Berkeley

Research Interests
Sustainability science, Life Cycle Analysis, Environmental Impacts of Energy Systems, water resources, international development

Steve Hackett Ph.D., Professor

Steve Hackett

Contact
E-mail: hackett@humboldt.edu
Phone: (707) 826-3762
Office: Siemens Hall #111
Fax: (707) 826-6028

Education
B.S., Agricultural Business/Economics, Montana State University; M.S.,Ph.D., Economics, Texas A&M University

Research Interests
Environmental and Natural Resources Economics, Microeconomics, The Economics of a Sustainable Society, Energy Economics, and Antitrust and Regulation

Arne Jacobson Ph.D, Professor (Graduate Coordinator)

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Contact
E-mail: arne@humboldt.edu
Phone: (707) 826-4302
Office: Schatz Energy Research Center 203
Fax: (707) 826-3616

Education
BA, Earlham College; MS, Humboldt State University; Ph.D. UC Berkeley

Research Interests
Renewable Energy Technologies, International Development, Energy and Poverty, Energy Policy, Global Climate Change

Peter Lehman Ph.D., Professor

Peter Lehman

Contact
E-mail: pal1@humboldt.edu
Phone: (707) 826-4345
Office: Schatz Energy Research Center 202
Fax: (707) 826-3616

Education
BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D. University of Chicago

Research Interests
Renewable Energy Systems, Appropriate Technology, Fuel Cell Technology

Laurie Richmond Ph.D., Associate Professor

Headshot of Dr. Laurie Richmond Contact
Email: laurie.richmond@humboldt.edu
Phone: 707-826-3202
Office: Natural Resource Building 218

Education
PhD Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Research Interests
Coastal and marine planning; human dimensions of natural resources; sea level rise; marine energy; fishing and coastal communities

Llyn Smith Ph.D., Associate Professor

Llyn Smith

Contact
E-mail: llyn@humboldt.edu
Phone: (707)826-4441
Office: BSS 520A
Fax: (707)826-4418

Education
Ph. D. Anthropology, University College London; B.A. Hons Anthropology, Adelaide University, South Australia

Research Interests
South Asia, Islam, Anthropology of Religion, Women and Development, Australian Culture, Colonialism/Post-coloniality, History of Anthropology

Sintana Vergara, PhD, Assistant Professor

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Contact
Email: vergara@humboldt.edu
Phone: 707.826.3278
Office: 118D Harry Griffith Hall   

Education
PhD in Energy and Resources, UC Berkeley; MS in Energy and Resources, UC Berkeley;   MS in Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley; BS in Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University.

Research interests
Use of residual resources (solid waste, biomass, agricultural waste) as a resource (energy, nutrient, carbon), composting & other organic waste treatment processes, carbon sequestration in soils, life cycle assessment, international development, big data analyses.

Noah Zerbe Ph.D., Professor

Noah Zerbe

Contact
E-mail: noah.zerbe@humboldt.edu
Phone: (707) 826-3911
Office: 139 Founders Hall
Fax: (707) 826-4496

Education
Ph. D. Political Science, York University; M.A. Political Science, Northern Arizona University, Post-Graduate Certificate in Russian Studies Barnual State Pedagogical Institute (Russia), B.A. International Relations, Northern Arizona University

Research Interests
Agriculture and Biotechnology, International Development, Southern Africa