New SESP Hires

Harrison Fell
Associate Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics fell_1x1

Harrison Fell joined NC State in August 2016 as a Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program cluster hire in Sustainable Energy Systems and Policy. Fell, an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, conducts research in the fields of environmental, energy, and natural resources economics. His recent work focuses on issues related to renewable energy deployment and integration, policy design elements for emissions regulation, and electricity market regulations.

Fell obtained bachelor’s degrees in economics and civil engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Washington. Before coming to NC State, Fell was a Fellow at Resources for the Future, a Washington, D.C.-based think-tank specializing in environmental and natural resources policy analysis. He also served as an assistant professor in the Division of Economics and Business at the Colorado School of Mines, where he worked with multiple graduate students in the mineral and energy economics Master of Science and Ph.D. programs. His research has been published in a number of top environmental and energy economics field journals, as well as in general interest economics journals.

Christopher Galik
Associate Professor, Public Administration galik_1_1

Christopher Galik joined NC State in August 2016 as a Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program cluster hire in Sustainable Energy Systems and Policy. Galik, an associate professor in the Department of Public Administration, is primarily interested in the areas of institutions and the portability of governance systems. He brings an interdisciplinary perspective to his work, leveraging expertise in institutional theory, economics, and the natural sciences to address energy and environmental management and policy challenges. His recent research includes an evaluation of factors influencing individual participation in new markets, modeling of forest markets in response to novel energy policy interventions, and the use of experiences in the energy sector to motivate policy design and delivery in other fields.

Galik obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology from Vassar College, a master’s degree in resource economics and policy from Duke University, and Ph.D. in forestry and environmental resources from NC State. Galik returns to NC State via Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, where he worked for the last decade on a variety of environmental and energy policy research and outreach initiatives. He has published multiple white papers, briefs and online discussion papers, as well as multiple peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Applied Energy, Energy Policy, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, GCB Bioenergy and others. Galik has also worked with private sector, NGO, academic, state government and federal agency stakeholders to plan and convene multiple panels, workshops and symposia on a wide variety of energy and environmental policy issues.