Tracy Boyer, PhD
Dr. Tracy Boyer is the newly appointed director of the Center for Water Policy and professor in the School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She provides leadership to the center in research and promotion of science-based, sustainable water policies within the Great Lakes and the SE Wisconsin region. An environmental economist, Dr. Boyer was formerly an associate professor in agricultural economics at Oklahoma State University for 15 years. She holds a doctorate in applied economics from the University of Minnesota focused on environmental and resource economics and a master’s degree in public policy from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. She conducts research in the areas of environmental and resource economics focusing on valuing water and water-based amenities, soil and water conservation, adaptation to climate change, and estimating market demand for food and agricultural products. She has extensive experience working with state, local and federal natural resource agencies in water policy and teaching environmental and natural resource economics.