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The Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment is organized under the Office of the Vice President for Research and is one of the consortia established by the University in areas that promise to have significant impact on society. The consortia are:

  1. Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences
  2. Institute for the Arts and Humanities
  3. Materials Research Institute
  4. Penn State Institute for Cyberscience
  5. Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment
  6. Social Science Research Institute


The PSIEE is under the leadership of director Tom Richard, associate director Chunshan Song, and assistant directors Beth Boyer, Nancy Franklin, and Denice Wardrop.

Tom RichardTom Richard
Telephone: (814) 863-0291
Beth BoyerBeth Boyer
Assistant Director - Water Resources
Telephone: (814) 865-8830
Beth BoyerChunshan Song
Associate Director
Telephone: (814) 863-4466
Nancy FranklinNancy Franklin
Assistant Director - Outreach
Telephone: (814) 863-3445
  Denice WardropDenice Wardrop
Assistant Director - Environment
Telephone: (814) 863-1005

Advisory Groups

The directors are assisted by:

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