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09-29-2015

Clarkson University Professor Selected for Fulbright Chair in Canada

A Clarkson University School of Business professor is preparing to conduct environmental economics research in Canada this fall as a recipient of a prestigious Fulbright Chair in Canada.

Martin HeintzelmanAssociate Professor of Economics and Finance and Fredric C. Menz Scholar of Environmental Economics Martin Heintzelman has been awarded a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in the Environment and Economy at the University of Ottawa's Institute of the Environment from November to April.

Heintzelman brings the number of Clarkson University faculty members to receive Fulbright Awards over the past seven years up to 10. In all, 38 members of the faculty have received Fulbright Awards.

Heintzelman, an environmental economist, will be researching the intersection of local policies, property values and new energy facilities. In particular, he will focus on how property values are affected by new energy facilities, such as windfarms, pipelines or powerlines, and how increasing the amount of oil transported by rail is perceived by homeowners in light of well-publicized incidents, such as the rail disaster at Lac Megantic, Quebec. An additional focus of the work is to take a comparative approach looking at both sides of the U.S. and Canada border.

Fulbright Canada enhances the mutual understanding between the people of Canada and the people of the United States of America by providing support to outstanding individuals who conduct research, lecture or enroll in formal academic programs in the other country. In doing so, Fulbright Canada aims to grow intellectual capacity, increase productivity and assist in the shaping of future leaders.

Heintzelman, who is also the director of the Center for Canadian Studies at Clarkson, said he looks forward to building connections across Canada. The mission of the Center for Canadian Studies is to facilitate research and teaching opportunities for students and faculty on campus to better understand Canada itself and the important relationship it shares with the U.S.

"This will be an opportunity for me to network with the Institute of the Environment and build connections between myself and that organization, and between Clarkson and the University of Ottawa," he said.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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