About Me

Dr. Scott R. Steele

Associate Professor of Economics

Draper, Room 122 B
CPO 2065
Phone: 859-985-3652
Fax: 859-985-3906

E-Mail: scott_steele@berea.edu

Brief Bio

My educational background is in philosophy and environmental economics.  After obtaining a B.A. and M.A. in philosophy and environmental ethics Dr Steele received an M.S. in agricultural economics from Texas A&M and a Ph.D. in agricultural and applied economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

I began my teaching career in the Department of Economics at the National University Ireland, Galway where I taught from 1997 to 2001.  I joined Berea College in January 2002.

My research interests are varied with a primary focus on environmental and resource economics.  Recently I have been pursing work on the application of organizational economics in the field agri-environmental economics.  In the past I have pursued work in feminist economics, economic education, and have investigated gender-based differences in environmental attitudes and behavior.


  • B.A., Philosophy, Texas Christian University, 1990
  • M.A., Philosophy, Texas A&M University, 1992
  • M.S., Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University, 1993
  • Ph.D., Agriculture and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997.

Professional Experience

Teaching at Berea College

  • ECO 102 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECO 341 Development Economics: Theory and Applications
  • ECO 370 Environmental Issues in Public Policy
  • ECO 470 Senior Economics Seminar
  • GSTR 410 Senior Seminar in Contemporary Global Issues

Recent Publications

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