Kathleen is a Professor in the University of Maine’s School of Economics, specializing in environmental economics and sustainability science. She received her A.B. in Economics and Environmental Studies from Bowdoin College in 1990 and her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland in 1997.
Kathleen and her students study individuals, organizations, and markets to improve management of land and water resources, strengthen regional and community economies, and protect public health. She often works collaboratively with biophysical scientists and stakeholder partners. Kathleen enjoys doing cutting-edge social science in Maine because of the opportunities to generate actionable science. She teaches economics, policy, statistics, and GIS courses, and shares her passion for data, problem-solving, creativity, and evidence-based solutions with students and mentees.