Gund Graduate Fellow, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Daniel (Dan) Fredman is a PhD student in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, Gund Graduate Fellow and a National Science Foundation IGERT Fellow at UVM. His research at UVM focuses on the emerging Smart Grid and its implications for human behavior, energy technology, and public policy. Prior to starting his doctoral studies at UVM, Dan was a Sustainability Program Coordinator at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he managed outreach and education programs relating to energy efficiency and conservation, recycling, sustainable food, and active transportation at UIC. He earned a Master’s degree in Urban Planning & Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a minor in Geography, from the University of Vermont. 

Advisors: Chris Koliba, Jennie Stephens


Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Human behavior, energy policy, data visualization, smart grid 


  • MUPP, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • BA, Psychology, University of Vermont