Dave Martin Chair of South Asian Studies | Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies
- Ph.D., M.A. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
- B.A. DePauw University
I am an economist who gets to teach an exciting array of courses in both the Economics Department and the Environmental Studies Department, and I am serving as the Program Head for the South Asian Studies program.
My professional activity falls into two areas. First, I focus my own professional work on economic issues related to biodiversity protection, both locally and in India. Second, I also enjoy mentoring both Economics and Environmental Studies students to help transform their interests into research studies.
Throughout my career I've been keenly interested in local environmental policy issues (including their resolution by serving as a local elected official and on the board of directors of land conservancies). I've used that interest and my connections to help my students get involved with doing practical local environmental policy analyses.
Also, I have taken Davidson students to India so that they could pursue their own independent research projects.