Associate Professor, Grand Valley State University

Areas of Expertise:
Renewable energy, Natural resource economics and policy, Geographic information systems (GIS)

Professional Societies:
Society of American Foresters
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Wind Energy Association
Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association

Courses Taught at GVSU:
Environmental and Resource Economics
GIS Applications in Resource Management
Applied Spatial Analysis of Natural Resources
Natural Resource Policy
Trends in Natural Resource Management (capstone)

Research Interests:
Stormwater green infrastructure ecosystem services calculator (2015) - with the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC)
Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction curriculum development in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (2014-2015) - with the Pan American Development Foundation
Renewable Energy in Kenya's tea sector (2012-2014)
West Michigan Wind Assessment (2009-2013)
Lake Michigan Offshore Wind Assessment ("The Buoy") (2011-2013)
Offshore Wind Energy Outreach Project (2011)

Education:
Ph.D. - State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse, 2006. Dissertation Title: A Public Hedonic Analysis of Environmental Attributes in an Open Space Preservation Program
M.S. - State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse, 1998. Thesis Title: Evaluation of Willow and Poplar Biomass Production Clones for Resistance to Multiple Insect Pests
B.S. - State University of New York, College at Geneseo, 1995

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor, Grand Valley State University