Janice Beecher

Professor at IPU Michigan State University

Prof. Janice Beecher has served as Director of the Institute of Public Utilities at Michigan State University since 2002. She is a frequent author, lecturer, and participant in professional forums and Editor of Utilities Policy. Her areas of interest include regulatory governance, institutions, theory, adaptation, and ethics; commission organization and demographics; and pricing and incentives. She previously held positions at The Ohio State and Indiana Universities and the Illinois Commerce Commission. She has a Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University and appointments in MSU in College of Social Science; she teaches graduate courses in public policy and regulation.