Director Accepts Faculty Role at Duke

Director Accepts Faculty Role at Duke

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012

CONTACT: Erin McKenzie
erin.mckenzie@duke.edu
(919) 613-3652 

DURHAM, N.C. -- Tim Profeta has accepted a faculty appointment in Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy. 

Profeta will hold the title of associate professor of the practice at Sanford in addition to his role as director of Duke's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. The faculty term will run five years, ending in 2017. In this position, he will serve Sanford School initiatives focused on energy and the environment, guest lecture and mentor graduate students.

In addition to this new appointment, Profeta served as visiting lecturer at the Duke Law School. His expertise is centered around climate change and energy policy, the Clean Air Act, and adaptive use of current environmental laws to address evolving environmental challenges. At the Nicholas Institute, Profeta's work has included numerous legislative and executive branch proposals to mitigate climate change, developing multiple legislative proposals for cost containment and economic efficiency in greenhouse gas mitigation programs, and facilitating climate and energy policy design processes for several U.S. states. 

Previous to his arrival at Duke, Profeta served as counsel for the environment to Sen. Joseph Lieberman. He advised Lieberman on all environmental and energy issues before the U.S. Senate and developed major climate change legislation. 

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