PROJECT LEADERSHIP AND STAFF
Director of The Energy Poll
Sheril Kirshenbaum is Director of The Energy Poll and works to enhance public understanding of energy issues and improve communication between scientists, policymakers, and the public. She is the author of two popular science books and regularly contributes to magazines and academic journals. Sheril is a 2012 Marshall Memorial Fellow, a Next Generation Project Texas Fellow, and has served as a legislative Knauss Science Fellow on Capitol Hill with Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) where she was involved in energy, climate, and ocean policy.
Associate Director of Academics at Energy @ McCombs
John Butler’s research focuses on the Decision Sciences: decision analysis, operations, information systems, management science and statistics. He serves as Secretary/Treasurer of INFORMS Decision Analysis Society, an organization comprised of over 900 academics and practitioners in the field of decision analysis. Dr. Butler is focused on building energy-specific business curriculum. He teaches MBA-level energy finance classes and supervises student participation in practicums and case competitions.
Administrative Director for Energy @ McCombs
Isabel has worked at UT Austin for four years, and has built her career in higher education for the last 13 years. She holds a B.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Kansas and an M.Ed. in Science Education from Portland State University.
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