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I am an assistant professor of ecological economics in the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources department at Colorado State University. My research and teaching focus on the effectiveness of conservation programs and policies and connections between nature and human wellbeing (i.e., ecosystem services). Trained as an economist, I collaborate with ecological, geospatial and other social scientists in many of my research projects.

Prior to working at CSU I was a faculty member at the University of Idaho. I’ve also worked outside of academia for Conservation International and Research Triangle Institute. I have a PhD and MA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a MS from North Carolina State University, and a BS from Meredith College. I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Togo from 2002 to 2004.

If you have questions or would like more information about my work, you can email me at: Kelly.Jones@colostate.edu.