Kathleen Bell

Kathleen Bell was a member of the Faculty Fellows group of 2014-15. She conducts research on a variety of environment, public policy, and community economic development topics and teaches economics, public policy, statistics, and geographic information system (GIS) courses. Dr. Bell’s research interests include the modification of conventional models of decisions to incorporate heterogeneity over space, the modeling of coupled social and biophysical systems, and the use of science, GIS, and technologies to support private and public decision-making. She is particularly interested in the spatial aspects of economic decisions, the linkages between economic, social, and environmental systems, and the application of interdisciplinary research approaches to address challenging problems.