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Monika U. Ehrman


Professor Ehrman was appointed to the Board in 2019 and is co-chair of the Board’s Marketing and Midstream Committee. She is Associate Professor of Law, University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law. Prior to joining UNT Dallas, in 2021, she was a tenured Professor of Law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where she led the Oil & Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy (ONE) Program and served as the Faculty Director of the ONE Center. While at OU, she taught in the J.D. and graduate programs at the College of Law and in the Executive Energy Management Program at the Price College of Business.

Professor Ehrman joined the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2013 as Associate Professor of Law. Prior to teaching, she served as in-house legal counsel for two oil and natural gas companies from 2008 to 2012 and as an associate oil and natural gas attorney at an international law firm from 2005 to 2008.

Before law school, Professor Ehrman worked as a petroleum engineer in the upstream, midstream and pipeline sectors of the energy industry. In addition to serving on various oil and natural gas law committees, she also served as an Editor of the Oil and Gas Reporter for the Institute for Energy Law.

Professor Ehrman received her Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta; J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law; and Master of Laws degree from Yale Law School.

Professor Ehrman provides valuable insight to our Board on our engineering and midstream operations as well as legal and governance matters. She is currently Treasurer and on the Executive Committee of the Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law, and she is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of World Energy Law & Business (published by Oxford University Press).