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Dr. Martin Heintzelmann

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I am an Assistant Professor of Economics and Financial Studies, and, more specifically, an Environmental Economist.  I am also Director of the Center for Canadian Studies.  I received a B.S. in Economics and Canadian Studies from Duke University, as well as a M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  My research focuses on applications of economic methods to environmental problems, particularly land-use issues including open space preservation.  I have also done research on water diplomacy in the western United States, and on common property resource management.  I teach the Applied Economics module in the one-year MBA program as well as an elective course on Environmental Economics as part of the Environmental Management Track.    

I thoroughly enjoy teaching in the MBA program at Clarkson.  I find that the students who we attract are hard-working and intellectually curious – willing to put in the time to understand the material required of them.  The faculty in our program, in turn, provide up-to-date applications of business concepts so that students enter the workforce at the intellectual frontier.  The Clarkson MBA prepares students for management careers in multiple ways.  Obviously, it gives students the knowledge they need to be successful in the professional world, but it also teaches important skills such as time management, organization, and teamwork.