Social Entrepreneurship, Environmental Economics and Carbon OffsetsProfessor of Economics, Director, Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship
Topics he can discuss include:
- Social entrepreneurship
- Environmental economics
- Carbon offsets
- Climate change
Video: The Trend of Social Entrepreneurship in Higher Education
Video: Social Entrepreneurship and the Liberal Arts
About Jonathan Isham
Jon Isham is professor of economics at Middlebury College. He is also the faculty director of the new Middlebury College Center for Social Entrepreneurship (CSE), where he helps students and recent college graduates use the tools and strategies of entrepreneurs to bring about positive social change. He discussed the CSE's purpose on Vermont Public Radio.
He joined the faculty in 1999 and teaches courses on 21st-century global challenges, climate change, environmental economics and environmental policy.
His current research focuses on the effects of social capital on environmental and economic outcomes in the U.S. and Vermont.
Isham co-edited the book "Ignition: What You Can Do to Fight Global Warming and Spark a Movement" (Island Press, 2007). He has contributed opinion pieces to to the Huffington Post, the Burlington Free Press, the Rutland Herald and the Providence Journal.
Isham graduated cum laude from Harvard, served in the Peace Corps in Benin, and then earned his master's in international studies from Johns Hopkins University and his doctorate of economics from University of Maryland at College Park.