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UNC Clean Tech Speaker

Christopher Galik

Christopher Galik
Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Public Administration
North Carolina State University


Christopher Galik is an associate professor in the Department of Public Administration at NC State University. He joined the faculty in 2016 as part of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program in Sustainable Energy Systems and Policy. Christopher works at the intersection of institutional theory, economics, and the natural sciences to address energy and environmental management and policy challenges. 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. Christopher 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. He 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.