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Stefanie Hines, JD, CPLTA

Teaching Associate Professor in Energy and Land Management
West Virginia University

Stefanie earned her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and her Juris Doctor at West Virginia University. Stefanie is a West Virginia native and lifelong Mountaineer. Stefanie is an expert on complex mineral title, genealogy, and land negotiations. She has managed land departments for several major energy producers in West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas. In 2017, Stefanie started her second career in her dream job at West Virginia University as a teaching faculty member in the Energy Land Management Program.

At West Virginia University Stefanie teaches courses on topics such as Negotiations, Lease and Land Analysis, and Energy Business Development, as well as Honors Courses on Land Rights and Social Justice issues. Stefanie is the chair of the Faculty Senate Inclusion and Diversity Committee, co-founder of the Women in Natural Resources Organization, Community Initiatives Chair for the Women’s Energy Network, and the Chair of the Davis College DEI Committee. Stefanie has also worked with various groups on ensuring the voices of underserved and underrepresented communities are included in land rights and energy policy decisions.