Will Niver

Ph.D. Candidate/Instructor
Resource & Environmental Management


  • BA (History), Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hil
  • MA Master of Public Policy, Duke University


I worked as a research analyst with the Duke University Energy Initiative, a university-wide, interdisciplinary collaboration focused on advancing an accessible, affordable, reliable, and clean energy system. I had the privilege of working alongside amazing colleagues on research projects addressing coal communities, rural electrification, and other energy topics. The experience also confirmed that I want to continue working with students and researching and writing about the energy transition.