Kern, Jordan

Kern, Jordan
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Jordan Kern grew up in the Piedmont of North Carolina. As an undergraduate, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), where he studied physical geography, GIS and remote sensing while working as a research assistant on a project studying the ecological effects of dam removal. Jordan earned a B.S. in Environmental Science in May 2007 and received a Phillips Scholarship in summer 2007 to study geothermal resources and regional effects of global warming in Iceland. Upon his return, Jordan worked for a consulting firm in the Washington, DC area, where he provided technical and administrative support to the US Department of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cells program. In spring 2009 Jordan enrolled in the UNC-CH Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, where he is a Hydropower Research Foundation Fellow. He currently works with Professor Greg Characklis (Environmental Sciences and Engineering) on economic and environmental trade-offs between water resource management and the energy industry in the Roanoke River basin of North Carolina and Virginia.

Research Interests: 
Electric Power Markets, Hydropower, Hydrology, Riparian Ecology, Wind Energy, Renewables, Financial Risk Management