David Nissen, who served in the U.S. Federal Energy Administration during the Carter Administration, joins the faculty of the School of International and Public Affairs on July 1. He will be a professor in practice in International Affairs and director of the program in International Energy Management and Policy at the Center for Energy, Marine Transportation and Public Policy.
In his new role, Nissen will develop a program of research in energy business privatization and energy market restructuring.
At the U.S. Federal Energy Administration (precursor to the Department of Energy), Nissen directed the quantitative assessment of the Carter Administration's National Energy Plan.
For 12 years prior to joining SIPA, Nissen managed the LNG and gas strategic consulting practice at Poten and Partners, Inc., a leading commercial and energy consulting firm. He has held senior positions with Exxon's Corporate Planning Department and Chase Manhattan's Corporate Lending Group. He has held faculty positions at the Rutgers School of Business and the Rice University Department of Economics.
Nissen holds a bachelor's degree from the California Institute of Technology as well as a master's degree in statistics and a doctorate in economics, both from the University of California at Berkeley.