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Engineering educator

James Lee Sweeney, American engineering educator. Recipient Distinguished Service award Federal Energy Administration, 1975, Adelman-Frankel award United States Associate Energy Economics, 2007.


Sweeney, James Lee was born on March 22, 1944 in Waterbury, Connecticut, United States. Son of James Wallace and Aletha B. Sweeney.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering-Economics Systems, Stanford University, 1971.


With Stanford University, since 1967, professor engineering-economics system, since 1971, chairman department engineering-economics system, since 1991, professor and chairman department operations research, engineering-economics system, 1996—1999, professor management science and engineering, since 2000. Senior fellow Hoover Institute, since 2001. Director office energy system, modeling and forecasting United States Federal Energy Administration, Washington, 1974-1976.

Director Energy Modeling Forum, 1978-1985, chairman Institute Energy Studies, 1981-1984, consultant faculty School of Law, 1980-1982, member steering committee Center Economic policy Research, since 1982, director, 1984-1986. Senior fellow Center for Economic Policy Research, since 1997. Director Precourt Energy Efficiency Center.

Consultant Cornerstone Research, National Research Council, Exxon Mobil.



Board president Stanford Campus Residential Leaseholders, since 1998. Member American Economic Association, International Association Energy Economics (Past vice president for publications, Outstanding Contribution award 2009), Rotary (past president), Menlo Circus Club, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi.


Married Susan L. Van Every, August 21, 1971. Children: Erin, Ryan, Regan, Wesley.

James Wallace

Aletha B. Sweeney

Susan L. Van Every

Erin Sweeney

Ryan Sweeney

Regan Sweeney

Wesley Sweeney