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Jon Isham

Social Entrepreneurship, Environmental Economics and the Climate Movement

Professor of Economics; Director, Center for Social Entrepreneurship

 work(802) 443-5761



Topics he can discuss include:
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Environmental economics
  • Climate change
Video Clips:

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 director of the Center for Social Entrepreneurship (CSE), where he helps students 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 social entrepreneurship, environmental economics, microeconomics and environmental policy.

His current research focuses on the determinants of success of student-led social entrepreneurship projects.

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.