John Quigley is the founding Director for the Center for Environment, Energy & Economy and Lecturer in Sustainability at the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. He is former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, serving from January 2015 until May 2016, and of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, serving from 2009 to 2011. He is also a former Senior Fellow at the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania.
Quigley is the first and only person in the history of Pennsylvania to hold the positions of both DCNR and DEP Secretary.
Quigley previously worked in a number of leadership positions at DCNR, and in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors. He founded a downtown revitalization non-profit organization, served eight years as the mayor of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, was an instructor in economics at a branch campus of Penn State University, wrote a newspaper column for a northeast Pennsylvania newspaper, worked as government relations manager with a statewide environmental non-profit organization, held management positions with manufacturing companies, and operated a small business providing consulting services to state/national/international NGO's, foundations, state/foreign governments, and private industry.
Quigley is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, University of Pennsylvania.
Quigley is a graduate of Bloomsburg University with a degree in economics, and holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Lehigh University. He has done additional graduate work in economics.