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Martin Heintzelman Receives Tenure & Promotion to Associate Professor at Clarkson University

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Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Martin D. Heintzelman has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of economics and finance in the School of Business.

Martin D. HeintzelmanHeintzelman has been a faculty member at Clarkson since 2006. Since 2007, he has been the director of the Center for Canadian Studies and, in 2009 he was named the Fredric C. Menz Scholar of Environmental Economics. He holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics and an M.S. in natural resource policy and behavior, all from the University of Michigan, as well as a B.S, in economics from Duke University. 

Heintzelman’s research focuses primarily on the valuation of environmental and other amenities and disamenities using property value hedonic analysis. His work in this area has investigated the impacts on property values of open space preservation, land use policy, wind turbines, and historic preservation.

Some of his ongoing research extends this methodology to focus on the Adirondack Park and specifically the impacts of lake water quality, land-use regulation, and ecological integrity. He has also published research on common property natural resources, electricity deregulation, and the valuation of mortality risk by individuals.

He has published peer-reviewed articles in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Land Economics, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, and the B.E. Press Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy (Advances and Topics).

He has presented his research at major conferences across North America. His research is supported by the Fredric C. Menz endowment, which is designated to support environmental economics research at Clarkson, in memory of the late Professor Fredric C. Menz. Heintzelman is an affiliate of Clarkson’s Institute for a Sustainable Environment, and has served on its steering committee since 2006. 

As director of the Center for Canadian Studies, Heintzelman has overseen its renewal as a center dedicated to teaching and research focused on Canada and Canadian/U.S issues. With support he garnered from the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., he initiated an innovative course, Introduction to Canada, which takes students on four extended weekend trips to Canadian cities, in addition to a traditional classroom component. He has also brought in consistent funding for this program which has supported guest speakers, expanded Canadian content in the Clarkson curriculum, and funded research in a broad range of subjects from cross-border finance to the ecology of the St. Lawrence River.

Heintzelman was honored in 2008 for his teaching in Clarkson’s MBA program. He has a strong record of advising both undergraduate and graduate students, has taught within Clarkson’s Honors Program, and will be teaching in Clarkson’s new Adirondack Semester program, beginning in the fall. 

Heintzelman is also an active member and participant in the larger environmental economics community. He has served on the program committees of a number of major academic conferences, including the 2010 World Congress of Environmental Economics in Montreal. He currently serves on two committees of the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, and has served as a reviewer for many top journals in economics.

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