Jonathan Isham

March 10, 2009

Jon is one of our NNE faculty consultants. He is one of the leaders using service-learning in Vermont and is becoming known nationally for his work and his students’ work on global climate change. He is an excellent teacher and facilitator. He won VCC’s Engaged Scholar award in 2007.

Name: Jonathan Isham
Title: Luce Professor of International Economics
Department: Economics and Environmental Studies
Organization: Middlebury College
Phone: 8024433238
Fax: 8024432458
Address: Department of Economics
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753
Brief Biography:
Jonathan Isham Jr. is the Luce Professor of International Environmental Economics at Middlebury College. The co-editor of Ignition: What You Can Do to Fight Global Warming and Spark a Movement (Island Press, July 2007), he has spoken widely throughout the nation on building the new climate movement. Jon serves on advisory boards for Focus the Nation, Climate Counts, and the Vermont Governor's Commission on Climate Change and is an advisor to Vice President Gore's Climate Project, 1Sky and the Presidential Climate Action Project. He is also a co-founder of Brighter Planet, a Middlebury-based company that helps individuals and organizations to do their part to fight global warming and build a clean-energy future. In collaboration with many Middlebury students, he has integrated service learning into many of his economics and environmental studies courses. In 2005, he was chosen by Middlebury students to be the first recipient of the Marjorie Lamberti Faculty Appreciation Award. In 2006, he received Vermont Campus Compact's Engaged Scholar Award. Jon holds an AB in social anthropology from Harvard College, an MA in international studies from Johns Hopkins University, a PhD in economics from the University of Maryland, and served in the Peace Corps in Benin.

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