Dr. Geoghegan received a B.A. from Queens College, City University of New York in 1987, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989 and 1995, respectively. She has been at Clark since 1996.
Geoghegan, currently Chair of the Economics Department, is affiliated with the George Perkins Marsh Institute.
Geoghegan has been a Visiting Fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has served as an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and President for the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association.
Her research has been funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (including a New Investigator Program award), and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
Dr. Geoghegan specializes in teaching environmental and natural resource economics at the undergraduate level (ECON 257) and spatial environmental analysis at the graduate level (ECON 359), she also teaches a unique course entitled "Not Your Mother's Home Economics: The Economics and Policy of Food" (ECON 258), as well as principles of microeconomics (ECON 11) and intermediate microeconomic theory (ECON 204/205).
Dr. Geoghegan's early research focused on developing spatially explicit econometric models of land use change using Geographical Information System (GIS) data and technology. She has established three large interdisciplinary research projects in this broad area of inquiry: first, at the University of Maryland, in a post-doctoral position, focusing on urban sprawl and agricultural land preservation in Maryland; and subsequently two projects at Clark University, concentrating on agricultural development and tropical deforestation in Southern Mexico; and a project that investigates the urban renewal of the neighborhood surrounding Clark University in Worcester, MA. She continues to use spatial analysis in her recent research including investigation of healthy food access in Worcester, MA and Manhattan, NY as well as the locations of craft breweries in New England. Each of these projects involves working with a number of Clark University doctoral students and resulted in many co-authored publications with them.
She co-authored (with Kathleen Bell and Elena Irwin) the "Article of the Year" in 2004 for Agricultural and Resource Economics Review. Her 1996 Ecological Economics publication (co-authored with Nancy Bockstael and Lisa Wainger) was the first economics journal article to use spatially explicit GIS data in an econometric model, helping to establish the field spatial environmental economic analysis, and has been cited almost 650 times.
- Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics, minor in Environmental Law and Economic Development, University of California, Berkeley, 1995
- M.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1989
- B.A. in Mathematics and Economics, Queen College, City University of New York, 1987
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Pivot Capital: Craft Brewers Construct Resilience
Taylor & Francis
Collaboration and Entrepreneurial Resilience: Craft Brewers Manage the Pandemic
“A Beershed Analysis of New England: The Supply and Demand of Craft Breweries.”
Annual meeting of Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association
Portsmouth, New Hampshire,
Sponsored by Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association
“Pivot and Flow: Constructing Modes of Resilience in the Craft Brewing Industry.”
Published in Entrepreneurship & Regional Development.