Gilbert Michaud, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Practice at the George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University. His research focuses on renewable energy policy, electric utilities, and economic and workforce development, and he has led several projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Small Business Administration, and American Electric Power, among others. For his applied work portfolio, Dr. Michaud was awarded a faculty sustainability research award from Ohio University’s Office of Sustainability, as well as a Midwest Energy News 40 Under 40 award, both in 2018. In 2019, he won the “Best Article of the Year” Award from the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for his paper, “Non-utility photovoltaic deployment: Evaluation of U.S. state-level policy drivers.”
Michaud has published numerous academic articles in peer-reviewed journals, is author or co-author of over 80 white paper reports and commentary articles, and has been quoted in several news media outlets, including NPR, Bloomberg Law, S&P Global, and WalletHub. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University, as well as an advanced certificate in Data Analytics from Cornell University.