Monica Nevius, PhD


Monica Nevius joined NMR in 2011 with more than thirteen years’ experience in energy efficiency program evaluation, including over ten years’ experience leading the evaluation, research, and behavior work at the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE). While at CEE, she established and led initiatives both to support the needs of energy efficiency program administrators related to program evaluation and to incorporate insights about behavior change from the social sciences into program design and marketing. She also established and managed legacy projects, including the annual national survey of household awareness of the ENERGY STAR® label, the annual “State of the Energy Efficiency Program Industry” survey and report, and the clearinghouse of market assessment and program evaluation reports. She has developed and presented evaluation training for regulators in conjunction with the Institute for Public Utilities and has been an invited speaker at Camp NARUC. She is also a member of the Planning Committee for the International Energy Program Evaluation Conference. Monica holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin. Prior to her time at NMR and CEE, she worked as a Research Assistant at Energy Center of Wisconsin, gathering and analyzing data for a residential market characterization study that formed the basis of her dissertation on the role of attitudes and intention in explaining thermostat-setting behavior. Monica also enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, who share her fondness for fiber crafts, the arts, and hikes in the Middlesex Fells.