David Loomis

David Loomis

David G. Loomis

I am Professor of Economics at Illinois State University. I joined the Department in 1996 after almost 12 years of work at Bell Atlantic (now called Verizon). I was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in 2002 and promoted to Full Professor in 2010.

I am Executive Director of the Institute for Regulatory Policy Studies (IRPS). The IRPS, which is housed within the Department of Economics, seeks to provide a vital link between students, academicians, regulators, consumer advocates, and industry. The Institute provides input into the curriculum, internships for students, state-level workshops, and research. The Institute was awarded a $850,000 grant from the Department of Energy under the Solar Sunshot Program to develop the National Utility Rate Database. For more information, go to openei.org.

I am Director of the Center for Renewable Energy. The Center works to meet the growing need for education, outreach and research in the area of renewable energy. The Center has three major functional areas: to enhance of the renewable energy major at Illinois State University; to serve the Illinois renewable energy community by providing information to the public; and to encourage applied research concerning renewable energy at Illinois State University and through collaborations with other universities. The Center coordinates the Illinois Wind Working Group for individuals and organizations interested in wind energy. The Illinois Wind Working Group is hosted in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Powering America Program.