Dr. Cathy Kling, Iowa State University
Dr. Kling is the Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences, Director of the Center for Agriculture and Rural Development, and President's Chair in Environmental Economics at Iowa State University. She is among the world’s foremost agricultural and environmental economists, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resources Economists, the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, and a University Fellow at Resources for the Future. She has been highly engaged in connecting science to public policy, with over ten years of service as a member EPA’s Science Advisory Board, membership on the Water Science and Technology Board of the National Research Council and a member of five National Research Council studies. She served as president of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, has held editorial positions at ten economics journals, and has received seven awards from professional associations for her research including the Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis by the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
Dr. Kling currently leads an interdisciplinary research group developing integrated assessment models related to agricultural land use, water quality and ecosystem service valuation with funding from the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Agriculture, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and the US Environmental Protection Agency.