Catherine Keske, Ph.D..

Bottle Cove, Newfoundland (CANADA)

Catherine Keske  Ph.D.

Year    Semester         Course No./Title                                                              Cr. Hrs.   Semester Enrollment
2016    Winter              EVST 6002 Research Design and Methods              3          15 Masters
2016    Winter              EVST 6057/SRM 4001 Energy Policy                         3          15 Masters/5 undergraduates
2015    Winter              ECON 2020 Macroeconomics                                        3          50 undergraduates
2015    Winter              ECON/EVST 3085 Ecological Economics                 3          15  undergraduates
2008-   Spring/Fall       LAWS 4452 Environmental Economics                    3          15-20 J.D./L.L.M.       
2011-   Summer          LAWS 4500 Public Utility Regulation                           3          10-25 J.D./L.L.M.
2010-   Spring/Sum.  AGRI 638 Ecosystem Services on Ag Lands              3          15 Masters
2010-   Spring              AGRI/ENGR 681 Bioenergy Assessment                   3          6-15 Ph.D.
2006-   Fall/Spring    AREC/ECON 335 Introduction to Econometrics   3         2 sections of 40
2008                                                                                                                                                         undergraduates
2010    Spring              SOCR/CIVE 481Waste and Water Recycling           3        20 Masters/Ph.D.       
2010    Fall                    LAWS 4701 Energy Economics         (online)               3          10 J.D./L.L.M.
2006    Fall/Spr.         ECON 201 Macroeconomics                                              3         sections of 60
2004-   Fall/Spring   EPICS (Engineering Project Management)                  3        15 undergraduates
2003-   Fall/Spr./Sum. ECON 201 & 202 Micro and Macroeconomics    3       3 sections of 30
2004                                                                                                                                                        undergraduates
Course Descriptions
ENVP 6002 Research Methods:  This graduate-level course guides students through the research design process, qualitative methods, and quantitative methods that may be incorporated in environmental policy research.  The course is intended to prepare students to design and implement their master’s thesis. At the conclusion of the course, students deliver a presentation and paper related to the cumulative results of their semester-long project. 
ENVP 6057/SRM 4001 Energy Policy:  This course covers domestic and international policies related to renewable and non-renewable energy sources.  Particular emphasis is given to energy generated in Canada and the Atlantic provinces.  The course was offered to both undergraduates and graduate students. 
ECON 3085/EVST 3085 Ecological Economics:  This cross-listed course is offered as part of environmental studies and economics undergraduate degrees.  The applied economics course is intended to foster critical thinking about the trans-disciplinary field of ecological economics.  The course also addresses conceptual and professional divides within the sub-disciplines of economics.     
LAWS 4500 Public Utility Regulation:  This course has been taught for three semesters, primarily to law students.  Guest speakers include Public Utility Commissioners, attorneys from the Colorado Office of the Attorney General, engineers and economists from federal, state, and local agencies.  The author of the textbook also lectured through live video stream.  This was a new prep course that integrates my niche area of economics, law, and policy. 
LAWS 4452 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics:  This course has been taught seven semesters to law students, graduate students, and to practicing attorneys returning for a master’s degree in environmental and natural resource law.  The course covers law and economics, policy, sustainable development, and economic modeling, with a focus on public lands.
SOCR/CIVE 481 Waste and Water Recycling:  This experimental, interdisciplinary course was created and co-taught by three faculty members from different disciplines (economics, engineering, and soil science).  After its initial offering, the course is now taught through Civil and Environmental Engineering, which has committed to provide funding for the course instructor.
AGRI/ENGR 638 Bioenergy Assessment:  This interdisciplinary course is required for MAS-IGERT bioenergy Ph.D. students and the Master of Science oilseed students.  I co-taught the course with four other faculty members, but I was not provided funding to do so.   
AGRI 638 Ecosystem Services on Agricultural Lands:  I designed and taught this experimental course as part of Master of Agriculture degree.  I also developed an on-line version of the course.  The experimental courses reviewed bio-physical components of agricultural ecosystem services, and examined the co-production of provisioning ecosystem services (e.g. commodities, forest products) and supporting/cultural/regulating ecosystem services (e.g. soil formation, open space).  The course also addressed practical aspects, like public and private partnerships and ecosystem service funding opportunities.  The course was discontinued due to lack of funding.