Corey Young currently serves as the Director of the Center for Energy Policy and Management (CEPM) at W&J where he leads his team in the design, development, and implementation of projects and programs. Before coming to the CEPM, Corey served as a municipal planner in a suburb of Dallas, TX as well as the Director of Grants and Planning for a transit provider that served communities in north Texas and southern Oklahoma. As the Director, Corey led a team that established innovative funding mechanisms to support public transit services and won more than $3 million in competitive grants from the Texas Department of Transportation and Federal Transit Administration.
Today, Corey’s work focuses on design, development, and the built environment at the community level. Specifically, Corey is interested in the economic and fiscal impacts of energy production as well as the relationship between energy, the built environment, and public health. Over the past several years, Corey has developed and offered a host of new courses at W&J including Community Planning, Design, and Development; Urban Resilience; Urban Design Policy; Communities in Conflict: Fracking in the United States; Municipal Management and Non-Profit Leadership; and Community Analysis Techniques. These interdisciplinary courses have typically served as electives and special topics in the Environmental Studies, Public Policy, and Sociology programs.
In addition to his work at W&J, Corey currently serves on the leadership board for the southwest section of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association as well as on the Board of Directors for the Local Government Academy.
Max Clark is a Program Manager and Policy Analyst at the CEPM. He specializes in the management of grants and special projects, content curation and generation, as well as student engagement. Most recently, Max successfully established EV charging capabilities on W&J’s campus. His interests lie in energy technology, policy, and barriers to adaptation/implementation. Max earned his master’s degree in public administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Linda Ritzer is a Program Manager and Policy Analyst at the Center. She has over 30 years of experience as a journalist and previously served as the Editor of the Observer-Reporter Newspaper in Washington, PA. Since coming to the Center, Linda has grown the Center’s online programming and made content more accessible for students, faculty, and public officials. Linda is focused on shale gas development as well as the regional and state implication of energy transitions.