James S. Goodenberger Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

James S. Goodenberger

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Curriculum Vitae

James Goodenberger joined Washington and Lee University in 2016 with a Ph.D. from Ohio State University. He teaches Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, and Statistics. James’ research looks at how spatial-dynamic processes, such as wildfires or a spreading invasive species population, affect economic systems and seeks to find optimal strategies for managing the costs and damages associated with them. He has presented his work at regional workshops, national conferences, and in the classroom.


Ph.D., The Ohio State University

B.A., Hastings College


Environmental and Resource Economics, Spatial-Dynamic Optimization, Invasive Species Control, Wildfire Management, Forestry Economics


Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Statistics