Catherine Shelley Norman

Catherine Shelley Norman

Regulatory Economist at Maryland Public Service Commission

Baltimore, Maryland (Baltimore, Maryland Area)

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Catherine Shelley Norman's Overview


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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

Regulatory Economist

Maryland Public Service Commission

Government Agency; 51-200 employees; Government Administration industry

January 2014Present (9 months) Baltimore, Maryland Area

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

July 2005Present (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 2013January 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 2011December 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.

Accounts Recievable

Epicor Software Corp

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; EPIC; Computer Software industry

19982000 (2 years)

aka Platinum Software. Dublin, Ireland office.

Catherine Shelley Norman's Education

University of California, Santa Barbara

PhD, Economics


Activities and Societies: Triathlon Team, Cycling Team

Drew University

BA, Economics, Political Science


Drew University Semester on the European Union, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Fall 1996.

Activities and Societies: Equestrian Team, WMNJ.

Catherine Shelley Norman's Courses

  • Regulatory Economist

    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
    Team Members: Catherine Shelley Norman
  • Contributing author to IPCC AR5 Report

    • 2011 to 2013
    Team Members: Catherine Shelley Norman
  • Member of the Social Science and Economics Committee for the CLEANER initiative (NSF)

    • 2005 to 2007
    Team Members: Catherine Shelley Norman
  • 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
    Team Members: Catherine Shelley Norman

Catherine Shelley Norman's Skills & Expertise

  1. Policy Analysis
  2. Statistics
  3. Sustainability
  4. Data Analysis
  5. Climate Change
  6. Research
  7. Environmental Policy
  8. Teaching
  9. Analysis
  10. Qualitative Research
  11. Energy Policy
  12. Sustainable Development
  13. Economics
  14. Public Policy
  15. Natural Resources
  16. Economic Research
  17. Academic Writing
  18. University Teaching
  19. Policy
  20. Science
  21. Technical Writing
  22. Stata
  23. Environmental Awareness
  24. Econometrics

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