Energy Justice Panel

Tuesday March 12, 2024 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Vance Hall 112
3733 Spruce Street
Philadelphia , PA 19104

Join the Kleinman Center and the Wharton ESG Initiative for a faculty panel on energy Justice during this year’s Energy Week. 

Professors Jisung Park, Susanna Berkouwer, and Sanya Carley will present their research, followed by breakout sessions, and then a report out and discussion session. Registration is required but does not guarantee a seat. Lunch will be provided on a first-come-first-served basis.


Sanya Carley

Faculty Co-Director

Kleinman Center for Energy Policy

Sanya Carley is the faculty co-director of the Kleinman Center and Presidential Distinguished Professor of Energy Policy and City Planning at the Stuart Weitzman School of Design. She holds secondary appointments at the Wharton School and the School of Social Policy and Practice. She also co-directs the Energy Justice Lab and is a Resources for the Future (RFF) university fellow.

Carley’s research focuses on energy justice and just transitions, energy insecurity, electricity and transportation markets, and public perceptions of energy infrastructure and technologies. With the Energy Justice Lab team, she built and maintains the Utility Disconnection Dashboard. Carley is an author of the Fifth National Climate Assessment report and a member of the Innovation Policy Forum and the Roundtable on Macroeconomics and Climate-related Risks and Opportunities, respectively, for the National Academies.

Prior to her appointment at Penn, Carley was a Paul H. O’Neill Professor at Indiana University, and held administrative positions there as a Chair, Program Director of the top-ranked Master of Public Affairs program, and as Associate Vice Provost of Faculty & Academic Affairs.

R. Jisung Park

Assistant Professor

School of Social Policy and Practice, Wharton School of Business

R. Jisung Park is an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania, with a primary appointment at the School of Policy and Practice and secondary appointment in Wharton’s Business Economics and Public Policy department. He is a faculty fellow at the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy

Park is an environmental and labor economist interested in how environmental factors shape economic opportunity. He researches the effects of climate change on labor and human capital outcomes, the process of adaptation to environmental change, and the implications of climate change for economic inequality.

Prior to his appointment at Penn, he was a visiting assistant professor at the Yale University School of the Environment, where he taught a course on climate change, human health, and economic inequality. He was an assistant professor of public policy at the University of California, where he served as the director of the Climate Adaptation and Equity Initiative.

Marilyn V. Howarth, MD, FACOEM

Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacology

Perelman School of Medicine

Dr. Marilyn Howarth is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is Director of the Community Engagement Core of the NIEHS funded Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology where she works with researchers, regulators, legislators and communities to lower environmental risk and improve environmental health. She is also the Deputy Director of the NIEHS funded Philadelphia Regional Center for Children’s Environmental Health where she leads the Translation Core through which numerous programs focus on improving the environmental health of children.  Her work focuses on environmental justice and reduction in environmental health disparities. She has worked in EJ communities in the Philadelphia region on environmental problems including lead exposure, climate change, hydraulic fracturing exposures, air pollution, asthma, legacy pollution, water quality, and flooding among others. She teaches students at many levels and has provided science testimony to numerous city, state and federal agencies and legislative proceedings.  She is a member of several advisory boards at the state health department and is a past president of the Pennsylvania Occupational and Environmental Medical Society and a fellow and past board member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Alison Knasin (moderator)

Lab Manager

Energy Justice Lab

Alison Knasin is the lab manager of the Energy Justice Lab. She received her Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, and also holds a B.A. in chemistry from Boston University. Outside of work, Alison enjoys exploring places she has never been, trying new restaurants and cuisines, and reading good books.