James D Libby

Visiting Professor of Economics

Office: Diamond [ campus map ]
Fax: 207-859-5229
Office Hours:
MWF, 2 -3 PM; Other Appointment Times Available
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
EC134 APrinciples of Macroeconomics
EC134 BPrinciples of Macroeconomics
EC221 AManagerial Economics
EC221 BManagerial Economics

Professional Information

Prior to joining Colby as a Visiting Professor, Dr. James D. Libby has been a faculty member at Thomas College since 2002. 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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