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Allan G. Pulsipher

Professor of Environmental Studies, College of the Coast and Environment








Dr. Allan Pulsipher served as the executive director of the LSU Center for Energy Studies and Marathon Oil Company Professor of Energy Policy for many years.

His research was published in many academic and professional journals and he served on national study committees organized by the United States Office of Technology Assessment, the National Research Council and United States Council on Environmental Quality. In addition to this, Dr. Pulsipher was a member of the U.S. delegation to two international conferences and testified before the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and Tennessee and Louisiana Legislatures and the Louisiana Public Service Commission.

Before his stellar career at LSU, Dr. Pulsipher was the Chief Economist for Congressional, Monitored Retrievable Storage Review Commission (1988-1989), the Chief Economist of the Tennessee Valley Authority (19801988), a Program Officer with the Ford Foundation’s Division of Resources and the Environment (1977-1980), and as a Senior Staff Economist with the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (1973-1975).

Dr. Pulsipher was also a professor at Southern Illinois (1968-1977) and Texas A&M (1964-1968) Universities. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado and a Ph.D. from Tulane University, both in economics. He was a member of the National Petroleum Council, Phi Beta Kappa, the LSU Graduate Faculty, the Editorial Boards of Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy and Oil and Gas Energy Quarterly, and the National Advisory Board of the Institute for Public Policy, Vanderbilt University.

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