Dr. Kathleen P. Bell is a Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Maine. Kathleen’s research employs economics to address issues related to the environment, community economic development, and public health. Her broad research interests include the spatial aspects of economic decisions; the linkages between economic, social, and environmental systems; and the use of science to support private and public decision making. Kathleen has extensively studied the attitudes and behaviors of individuals and organizations to improve management of land and water resources, strengthen regional and community economies, and protect public health. Much of her research examines land and housing markets and the interactions between land-use change, markets, and environmental quality. Her research has appeared in diverse publications, including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Review of Economics and Statistics, Land Economics, Journal of Forest Economics, Agricultural Economics, Marine Resource Economics, Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Journal of Regional Science, Forest Science, Water Resources Research, Estuaries, and Ecology & Society. Kathleen has served on multiple editorial boards, is an active reviewer for numerous journals and federal agency grant programs, and has led several large interdisciplinary research projects. Kathleen served as a member of SESYNC’s Scientific Review Committee.