Last updated on: 8/11/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Brian Black, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor of History and Environmental Studies at Pennsylvania State University at Altoona
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“Our entire energy paradigm must change so that fossil fuels are less essential for general power supply. This includes conservation measures and efficiency as well as alternative sources.”

Email to ProCon.org, Aug. 8, 2009

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Individuals with PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor, History and Environmental Studies, Pennsylvania State University at Altoona, 2009-present
  • Associate Professor, History and Environmental Studies, Pennsylvania State University at Altoona, 1999-2009
  • Historical Consultant, Oil Heritage Park, 1995-present
  • Editor, Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies, 2002-2004
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of American Studies, Skidmore College, 1997-1999
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Departments of History and Environmental Studies, Gettysburg College, 1994-1997
  • Assistant Editor, American Studies, 1992-1994
  • Assistant Editor, Journal of Economic History, 1991-1992
  • Associate Editor, Scholastic News, 1988-1991
  • Assistant to the Publisher, Military History Quarterly, Aug. 1988-Oct. 1988
  • Editorial Assistant, Audubon, May 1988-Aug. 1988
  • Editorial Assistant, The Gettysburg Review, 1987-1988
Education:
  • PhD, American Studies, University of Kansas at Lawrence, 1996
  • MA, American Civilization, New York University, 1991
  • BA, English, Gettysburg College, 1988
Other:
  • None found