Luke is a graduate of Davidson College who works at Duke Energy Corporation. He founded Davidson's Energy Club - an academic student group with the mission of investigating the economic, social, political, and environmental dynamics of the energy sector. In it's first year, the club hosted Eric Spiegel, CEO of Siemens US and Charles Duncan Jr. Secretary of Energy under Jimmy Carter. The club also toured the Siemens Charlotte Gas Turbine Manufacturing Plant and the McGuire Nuclear Station. Members also participated in an EU energy policy simulation entitled "Changing the Game."
He is interested in the challenges and opportunities facing the electric power systems of the 21st century. His research is focused on how economic and operational factors influence the formulation and implementation of 20th and 21st century energy policy.