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Mark W. Anderson

Office: 305 Winslow Hall

Phone: (207) 581-3198


Senior Instructor in Resource Economics and Policy

M.S. Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of Maine

A.B. Government, Bowdoin College

Research Areas

Recreation and Land Management; Ecological Economics; Higher Education Assessment; Values in Sustainability Science

Mark Anderson is a Senior Instructor in the school; he was Coordinator of the undergraduate program in Ecology and Environmental Sciences for over twenty years.  He started his career at UMaine in 1980 and has served in various administrative positions, including Associate Director for Administration of the Maine Agricultural Experiment Station, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs, and Interim Chief Financial Officer.  He has been a full time member of the faculty since 2003.

His teaching includes an introductory course designed to meet the UMaine general education requirement in population and the environment, an introduction to resource and environmental economics and policy, environmental management, and the capstone course in the Ecology and Environmental sciences program.   He was chosen for the Outstanding Teaching Award for the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture in 2008.

His research in recent years includes work on the economics of land conservation and recreation management and research on the measurement of learning outcomes in higher education. He is a core faculty member in the Sustainability Solutions Initiative (SSI) and is the SSI Graduate Student Coordinator.  He was the UMaine respresentation to the Orono Bog Boardwalk management committee for 2012-2013.

Mark W. Anderson Vita April 2014

Mark Anderson’s SSI Web Page

Mark Anderson LinkedIn

Google Scholar Citations


Fall 2014

May 2014

Fall 2013

May 2013

Fall 2012

Spring 2012

Fall 2010

Selected Publications & Presentations

Entries in the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability (used by permission, Berkshire Publishing)


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School of Economics
5782 Winslow Hall, Room 206
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207) 581-3154 | Fax: (207) 581-4278E-mail:
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Orono, Maine 04469
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