Travis W. Reynolds

Sabbatical: 09/01/2014 - 08/31/2015

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Office: Diamond 245 [ campus map ]
Box 5364

Phone: 207-859-5364
Fax: 207-859-5369
Mailing Address:
5364 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8853
Reynolds, Travis W.


Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management
Dissertation: Institutional Determinants of Economic and Social Viability among Forestry-Based Carbon Sequestration Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Honors: Certificate in social statistics from the Center for Statistics & Social Sciences.

M.S. in Community Development and Applied Economics
UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT, Burlington, Vermont.
Thesis: Energy Efficiency in Small Island States: Overcoming the Island Factor in Saint Lucia.
Honors: Graduate Certificate in Ecological Economics; University Fellowship; Peace Corps Fellow; North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching.

B.A. in International Relations and French Civilization
BROWN UNIVERSITY, Providence, Rhode Island.
Honors: magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa.

Areas of Expertise

  • International environmental policy
  • Institutional economics
  • Carbon forestry
  • Common pool resources
  • Community based forest management
  • Payments for ecosystem services
  • Global food policy
  • Food and agricultural policy in the United States
  • Church forests in rural Ethiopia


Reynolds, TW. (2012). Institutional determinants of success among forestry-based carbon sequestration programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. World Development, 40(3):542-554.
Reynolds, TW; Murray, BT; Kolodinsky, J. (2012). Consumer preferences and willingness to pay for compact fluorescent lighting: Policy implications for energy efficiency promotion in Saint Lucia. Energy Policy, 41:712-722.
Reynolds, TW; Bostrom, A; Read, D. (2011). Now what do people know about global climate change? Survey studies of educated laypeople. Risk Analysis, 30(10):1520-1538.
Reynolds, TW; Huber, CH & Farley, J. (2010). Investing in human and natural capital: An alternative paradigm for sustainable development in Awassa, Ethiopia. Ecological Economics, 69(11):2140-2150.
Gugerty, MK; Reynolds, TW. (2009). Ethnicity and Civil Society. In International Encyclopedia of Civil Society, Anheier, H & Toepler, S (Eds.).
Kolodinsky, J; Reynolds, TW; Cannella,M; Timmons, D & Bromberg, D. (2009). U.S. consumer demand for restaurant calorie information: targeting demographic and behavioral segments in labeling initiatives. American Journal of Health Promotion, 24(1):11-14.
Reynolds, TW; Murray, B; DeSisto, T & Kolodinsky, J. (2007). Energy efficiency in small island states: overcoming the island factor in Saint Lucia. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 31(5):460-467.


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