Nicole Woolsey Biggart joined the Graduate School of Management
in 1981 as one of the School’s first faculty members. On June 1,
2010, she assumed the Chevron Chair in Energy Efficiency, which
directs the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center. She served as dean
of the Graduate School of Management from July 1, 2003, to June
30, 2009. She held the Jerome J. and Elsie Suran Chair in
Technology Management from 2002 to June 2010.
Deb Niemeier received her degree in Civil and Environmental
Engineering from the University of Washington in 1994. Her
research focuses on the impact of low income families’ access to
transport on jobs, healthcare, and schools.
Rand Conger received his degree in Sociology from the University
of Washington in 1976. His research focuses on social and
economic stress; life course development; family interaction
processes; and family research methods.