OBXFS faculty and staff

  • Andy Keeler is the Director of the Outer Banks Field Site, Program Head for Public Policy and Coastal Sustainability at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute, and Professor of Economics at East Carolina University. Dr. Keeler has a B.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Ph.D. in Resource Economics from UC-Berkeley. He has held staff positions at the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, USEPA, and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Dr. Keeler was on the White House climate change task forces of both President Clinton and President Bush, and served US diplomatic missions in both climate change negotiations and coordination of sustainability policies. He has held faculty positions at the University of Georgia and Ohio State University, and has a current appointment at ECU. Dr. Keeler brings an economic and public policy perspective to the curriculum on sustainability, climate change policy, and energy generation and use and teaches ENEC 485: Economics of Coastal Resources.
  • Lindsay Dubbs is the Associate Director of the Outer Banks Field Site and Research Assistant Professor at the UNC Institute for the Environment. Dr. Dubbs received a BS from Tufts University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill. Her research interests include biogeochemical processes that influence climate and the environmental impacts of ocean energy generation. She teaches ENEC 489: Ecological Processes in Environmental Systems: Coastal and Estuarine Ecology and oversees internships, the Capstone, and seminar.
  • Linda D’Anna a UNC Chapel Hill graduate, leads human dimensions aspects of the Capstone Research Project and teaches Sustainable Coastal Management. Dr. D’Anna is an interdisciplinary ecologist with expertise in applying qualitative and quantitative methods to investigate the social-ecological dynamics of coastal systems.