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
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 is also the UMaine respresentation to the Orono Bog Boardwalk management committee.
Entries in the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability (used by permission, Berkshire Publishing)
Anderson, Mark W. (2011). National Environmental Policy Act. In Klaus Bosselmann, Daniel Fogel, and J. B. Ruhl (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Sustainability, Vol. 3: The Law and Politics of Sustainability, pp. 393 – 395. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing.
Anderson, Mark W. (2012).NewEcologicalParadigm(NEP)Scale. In Daniel Fogel, Sarah Fredericks, Lisa Harrington, & Ian Spellerberg (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Sustainability, Vol. 6: Measurements, Indicators, and Research Methods for Sustainability, pp. 260 – 262. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing.
Anderson, Mark W. (2012). Economics, Steady State. In Ian Spellerberg & Daniel Vasey (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Sustainability, Vol. 10: The Future of Sustainability, pp. 78-85. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing.
Anderson, Mark W. and Mario Teisl. (2012). Values. In Ian Spellerberg & Daniel Vasey (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Sustainability, Vol. 10: The Future of Sustainability, pp.212-218. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing. Forthcoming.