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Bevin Thompson Etienne

Assistant Professor of Commerce
Unit: McIntire School of Commerce
Department: McIntire School of Commerce
Office location and address
Rouss & Robertson Halls, Room 218
125 Ruppel Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park
B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park
Certificate - Management of Wind Power Development (2005), ÅF-International AB, Carl Bro International AB and Gotland University Malmö, Stockholm and Visby, Sweden
Biography

Professor Etienne holds joint appointments at the McIntire School of Commerce and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.

He has extensive teaching and course development experience in the areas of sustainability, entrepreneurship, energy, and engineering design, and emphasizes the importance of capacity building in promoting sustainability and social entrepreneurship in developing countries and the role of open source in innovation and entrepreneurship.  

Professor Etienne has 13+ years of experience in the development of renewable energy technologies and their deployment; economics and financing of wind, biomass, geothermal, and solar PV power plants; life cycle analysis and technology tradeoff for renewable energy systems; optimization modeling of energy systems, with a focus on the supply and demand side management of energy; grid integration; and the impact of policy on the financing and development of renewable-energy and energy-efficiency projects. He performs sustainable energy market research to identify industry trends and technological advancement that present business opportunities that satisfy the social, environmental, and economic requirements for sustainable development. 

Before joining McIntire, Professor Etienne was an Assistant Professor at Penn State University, where he taught and developed entrepreneurship courses in the School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs.

Before his university appointments he founded clean energy start-up ventures and also worked as an energy consultant to both private and public-sector clients.

Lifecycle Assessment (LCA) underway at Sunbelt Rentals
Source: Sunbelt Rentals, Inc.
June 15, 2021 – December 31, 2022
ENTP 1010: Startup: An Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Credits: 3
The Startup class is a fourteen-week course-plus-simulation designed to provide students with not only the basic tools and vocabulary of new ventures, but also a sense of what it feels like to start, fund, and manage such a venture. The course, by way of in-class case discussions, mentored group work, and startup simulations introduces students to a broad range of issues faced by founders and funders of both for-profit and non-profit ventures.
ZFOR 3503: International Study
Placeholder course for students studying abroad
SYS 4053: Systems Design I
Credits: 3
A design project extending throughout the fall semester. Involves the study of an actual open-ended situation, including problem formulation, data collection, analysis and interpretation, model building for the purpose of evaluating design options, model analysis, and generation of solutions. Includes an appropriate computer laboratory experience. Prerequisite: SYS 3021, 3060, and fourth-year standing in the Systems Engineering major.
SYS 4054: Systems Design II
Credits: 3
A design project extending throughout the spring semester. Involves the study of an actual open-ended situation, including problem formulation, data collection, analysis and interpretation, model building for the purpose of evaluating design options, model analysis, and generation of solutions. Includes an appropriate computer laboratory experience. SYS 4053 and fourth-year standing in Systems Engineering major.
LPPS 4550: Social Entrepreneurship: Global Field Experience
Credits: 3
Social Entrepreneurship Global Field Experience Topics Course
PPOL 4550: Social Entrepreneurship: Global Field Experience
Credits: 3
Social Entrepreneurship Global Field Experience Topics Course
COMM 4589: Global Commerce Immersion: General Topics
Credits: 3
Global Commerce courses that do not count in any concentration.
LPPS 4720: Open Source for the Common Good
Credits: 3
Open source technology plays a major role in society and embodies a different culture with different tradeoffs and societal impacts. Open source is highly innovative and holds considerable promise for addressing most of the critical problems facing society such as sustainability, inequality, the cost of technology, and open access to knowledge. We will study the role of open source through numerous case studies and discussions.
PPOL 4720: Open Source for the Common Good
Credits: 3
Open source technology plays a major role in society and embodies a different culture with different tradeoffs and societal impacts. Open source is highly innovative and holds considerable promise for addressing most of the critical problems facing society such as sustainability, inequality, the cost of technology, and open access to knowledge. We will study the role of open source through numerous case studies and discussions.
IMP 4970: Interdisciplinary Thesis
Credits: 3
Required Thesis for Interdisciplinary majors.
COMM 4993: Independent Study in Commerce
Credits: 1–3
Independent study under the supervision of a Commerce instructor. A project directly related to business must be submitted to, and approved by, the supervising instructor prior to the Commerce School add date. Students may take COMM 4993 only once. Prerequisite: Fourth-year Commerce standing.
GDS 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Independent Study. Prerequisites: Instructor permission.
LPPS 5550: Global Field Experience
Credits: 3
Global Field Experience Topics Course
PPOL 5550: Global Field Experience
Credits: 3
Global Field Experience Topics Course
PPOL 5993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Student will perform independent projects under close faculty supervision.
GCOM 7549: Commerce in the Global Context
Credits: 1–4
A full understanding of commerce requires an appreciation of the context in which all business occurs. Commerce in the Global Context builds upon GCOM 7870 (Foundations of Global Commerce), introducing students to business in a variety of regions of the world as well as important topics in global business.