Catherine Shelley Norman
Regulatory Economist at Maryland Public Service Commission
- Baltimore, Maryland (Baltimore, Maryland Area)
Catherine Shelley Norman's Overview
Catherine Shelley Norman's Summary
Experienced applied environmental,energy and resource economist with significant expertise and research experience on policy relevant issues of climate, energy systems and sustainability. I have a strong record of multidisciplinary engagement, committed public service, and communication across disciplines that positions me to understand and coordinate diverse scientific and technical expertise to improve decision making around complex energy, environmental and infrastructure problems.
Catherine Shelley Norman's Experience
Government Agency; 51-200 employees; Government Administration industry
January 2014 – Present (9 months) Baltimore, Maryland Area
Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry
July 2005 – Present (9 years 3 months) Baltimore, Maryland Area
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering 2005-2013, joint with Department of Economics from 2010.
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Fall 2013.
Lecturer, Whiting School of Engineering Engineering Program for Professionals (part time), 2013-present.
Research included regional, national and global environmental governance, energy investment decisions, the role of extractive industries in developing economies, and sustainability. Teaching included courses engineering microeconomics, economic foundations for public decision making, sustainability, and environmental policy analysis. My teaching experience is online (via the Johns Hopkins Engineering Program for Professionals) and in person, with large and small groups and individuals, and from freshmen to doctoral students. I designed and prepared new courses, supervised teaching assistants and graders, and advised undergraduate students in the major and graduate students through the PhD.
Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Environmental Services industry
August 2013 – January 2014 (6 months) Hunt Valley, Maryland
Part time position analyzing markets for economic analysis and sustainability at this environmental engineering and science firm. Completed a NRDA project valuing damages to groundwater, reported on offsets, trading, and cost sharing opportunities for stormwater management in Maryland's complex regulatory setting. Completed ISI Sustainable Infrastructure certification (ENV SP).
AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow
Nonprofit; 201-500 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry
September 2011 – December 2012 (1 year 4 months) Washington DC
Hosted at USEPA Office of Policy, Policy and Regulatory Analysis Division. A sabbatical opportunity to learn about the regulatory process. Focused on water and toxics issues, including stormwater management, CAFOs, the Chesapeake Bay TMDL, wastes from electricity generation activities, and more.
Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; EPIC; Computer Software industry
1998 – 2000 (2 years)
aka Platinum Software. Dublin, Ireland office.
Catherine Shelley Norman's Education
2000 – 2005
Activities and Societies: Triathlon Team, Cycling Team
BA, Economics, Political Science
1994 – 1997
Drew University Semester on the European Union, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Fall 1996.
Activities and Societies: Equestrian Team, WMNJ.
Catherine Shelley Norman's Courses
Maryland Public Service Commission
- NARUC Utility Rate School (May 2014)
Catherine Shelley Norman's Projects
Editorial Board, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
- 2011 to Present
Contributing author to IPCC AR5 Report
- 2011 to 2013
Member of the Social Science and Economics Committee for the CLEANER initiative (NSF)
- 2005 to 2007
Member of the Technical and Economic Assessment Panel (Agricultural Economics Task Force) of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
- 2003 to Present
Catherine Shelley Norman's Skills & Expertise
- Policy Analysis
- Data Analysis
- Climate Change
- Environmental Policy
- Qualitative Research
- Energy Policy
- Sustainable Development
- Public Policy
- Natural Resources
- Economic Research
- Academic Writing
- University Teaching
- Technical Writing
- Environmental Awareness
Catherine Shelley Norman's Publications
Report on Performance Based Ratemaking Principles and Methods for Maryland Electricity Distribution Utilities
- Staff of the Public Service Commission
- July 1, 2014
Case Search: 9298 Item No: 99
- Energy Economics
Electricity capacity investment under risk aversion: A case study of coal, gas, and concentrated solar power
- Energy Economics
Risk aversion and CO2 regulatory uncertainty in power generation investment: Policy and modeling implications
- Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
Authors: Catherine Shelley Norman, Kristen Sheeran, frank ackerman, Eban Goodstein, Richard Howarth, elizabeth stanton, stephen decanio
- E3 Network
- October 2010
The first economic analysis to demonstrate that a 350 PPM emissions target makes good economic sense and could be achieved as far lower cost than the cost of longer term damage from climate change.
Authors: Catherine Shelley Norman
- Environmental and Resource Economics
- Global Environmental Change
- Land Economics
- Contemporary Economic Policy
Potential impacts of imposing methyl bromide phaseout on US strawberry growers: a case study of a nomination for a critical use exemption under the Montreal Protocol
Authors: Catherine Shelley Norman
- Journal of Environmental Management
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