Assistant Professor of Economics
Research: energy and natural resource economics; tourism and recreation; community development
- M.A. 1981 University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, Economics (specializing in Natural Resources)
- B.A. 1977 Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, Biology
- M.A.T Masters of Teaching, University of Alaska Southeast
I have over 30 years of research experience as a resource economist and biologist in Alaska. My current research projects include wind-diesel hybrid energy systems, renewable energy project economic analyses, carbon sequestration, small modular nuclear facility analysis, transportation system energy use and emissions modeling, and Alaska energy statistics. I am also conducting a visitor use monitoring assessment for Denali National Park and Preserve and assisting the Bureau of Land Management on a regional ecosystem assessment for Northwest Alaska. I researched energy options for the Alaska State Legislature in the 1980s including analyses of Bradley Lake, electrical interties, Healy Clean Coal, Power Cost Equalization, demand side efficiency improvements, weatherization and least cost energy analyses. As the Alaska State Tourism Director in the late 1990s, I directed the Alaska Department of Community and Economic Development tourism office as well as the community and business development and research sections.
My principal research interests include energy and natural resource economics, tourism and recreation, and community development. I have worked extensively with small communities, Native tribal organizations, local, state and federal agencies and non-profits.
- Fay, Ginny. A History of Alaska's Mega Projects. June 2003. Prepared for the Alaska Conservation Alliance with funds provided by the Alaska Conservation Foundation.