The Executive Director of the Center since 1987, Dr. Dorothea El Mallakh, has had extensive experience and training in energy affairs for over 30 years. She holds a B.A. in foreign languages (Lewis and Clark College), and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in history from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Dr. Dorothea El Mallakh has authored and edited a number of works and was Associate Editor of The Journal of Energy and Development from its inception until 1987 when she became the Managing Editor. In 1988, Dr. El Mallakh became Executive Vice President and Secretary of the International Association of Energy Economics; from 1990 through 1991 she served as Vice President-Elect and Vice President of International Affairs of that organization. Among the honors she has held are the Perrine Memorial Graduate Fellowship, National Defense Rare Language Fellowship, and the Rotary International Fellowship. In addition, Dr. Dorothea El Mallakh was selected as a winner of the 2011 Boulder Chamber of Commerce’s Women Who Light the Community.