James D. Libby

Visiting Professor of Economics

Office: Diamond 315 [ campus map ]
Fax: 207-859-5229
Office Hours:
TTH 10:45 - Noon; TH Noon- 1:00 PM
Libby, James D.


Ph.D., Public Policy, University of Maine; C.A.S., Education, University of Maine; M.B.A., St. Bonaventure University; B.S., Finance and Management, Nasson College

Areas of Expertise

  • Economic Policy
  • Economic Development

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
EC133 APrinciples of Microeconomics
EC133 BPrinciples of Microeconomics
EC133 FPrinciples of Microeconomics
EC255 APublic Policy and Economic Development

Professional Information

In addition to joining Colby as a Visiting Professor, Dr. James D. Libby is a faculty member at Thomas College (since 2002) and a member of the Policy Committee of the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce. He has written four books, including Super U: The History and Politics of the University of Maine System; and a 2009 publication entitled, Buxton, along with several newspaper contributions and guest editorials. Dr. Libby was also a former two-term State Senator and two-term State Representative, serving in the Maine Legislature from 1992-2000. In 2002 he received 33.3% of the vote in the state-wide gubernatorial primary election. Dr. Libby has served on the board of directors for the Maine Community College System, the Waterville Opera House, and the Jobs for Maine’s Graduates Program, and was a member of the Southern Maine Area Agency on Aging Advisory Committee. He is a former political consultant for WGAN Radio in Portland, Maine. Dr. Libby served as Academic Dean at Thomas College from 2012 through 2015, chaired the Department of Business Administration from 2007 to 2012, and also served as Internship Director, Head Men's Basketball Coach, Head Women's Basketball Coach, and Head Golf Coach during his tenure at Thomas College. Dr. Libby has also been employed by Sanford High School, Gorham High School, St. Joseph's College, Corning, Inc., and GTE - Sylvania.


Libby, J. (2000). The History and Politics of the University of Maine System; Picton Press.
Libby, J. (2009), Buxton: A Postcard History; Arcadia Publishing.


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