DURHAM, N.C.— Jeb Stenhouse, chief of program development for clean air markets at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will be the keynote speaker at the Nicholas School of the Environment’s Recognition Ceremony for professional students at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 13.

Stenhouse earned a Master of Environmental Management (MEM) degree in environmental economics and policy from the Nicholas School in 2006.

He will address this year’s class of graduating professional students and their families in a private ceremony at Wilson Recreation Center on Duke’s West Campus.

Students earning MEM, Master of Forestry (MF), Duke Environmental Leadership Master of Environmental Management (DEL-MEM) and International Master of Environmental Management (iMEP) degrees will be recognized at the ceremony.

After graduating from the Nicholas School in 2006, Stenhouse joined the EPA as a Presidential Management Fellow and worked with members of the U.S. House’s Energy and Commerce committee to inform the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Acts well as the Dingell-Boucher and Waxman-Markey climate bills.

Since 2010, he has served as chief of program development for clean air markets, a post in which he leads an interdisciplinary team of 10 to 15 EPA staffers to develop regional and national market-based emission reduction policies, including the Clean Power Plan and the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, that help reduce toxic air pollution and climate emissions from the power sector.

Prior to attending the Nicholas School, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the College of William and Mary in 2004.

Stenhouse lives in Washington, D.C., with his husband Mark, whom he met when they were both members of Washington’s acclaimed Gay Men’s Chorus.  

An active community volunteer, Stenhouse serves on the Gay Men’s Chorus’ board and volunteers with the nonprofit Greater Greater Washington, which works to promote sidewalks, bike lanes, frequent transit, and affordable housing to make the nation’s capital a more accessible and livable city for all people. He served on the Nicholas School’s Alumni Council from 2019 to 22, and has sponsored a student team’s Master's Project using EPA power sector analytics.

This year’s professional student recognition ceremony will be livestreamed and recorded for friends and family members who cannot attend in person.

Alternative viewing and overflow seating will be available in Field Auditorium at Grainger Hall on Duke’s West Campus.

A recognition ceremony for this year’s graduating class of doctoral students will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 12 at Wilson Recreation Center.

A recognition and diploma distribution ceremony for undergraduates will take place at noon on Saturday, May 13, at Wilson Recreation Center.

Receptions will follow all three ceremonies.

For more information as it becomes available, visit our graduation page.