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Nejem Raheem brings almost 20 years of experience as an environmental economist to his research and teaching work at Emerson College. His expertise is in the economic analysis of natural resource and environmental issues, focusing on ecosystem services and traditional or indigenous economies. In addition to Emerson, he has taught economics at the Harvard Extension School, Kinship Conservation Fellows and the University of New Mexico. Along with researchers from the US and Ecuador, he recently published three articles on drinking water provision in the Galapagos Islands; he also edited the Ecosystem Services section of Elsevier's Imperiled Encyclopedia.

Raheem has been working with the US Federal Agency NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) to run trainings for staff members on assessing and reporting on Ecosystem Services for condition reports. He will be presenting with ONMS staff at the ACES conference in December 2022.  He has published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Journal of Environmental Management, WIRESWater, Marine Policy, and the International Journal of the Commons.



B.A., Bennington College
M.A., University of New Mexico
Ph.D., University of New Mexico

Areas of Expertise

  • Climate Change
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Liberal Arts
  • Marketing Communication
  • Science

Awards & Honors

Bob and Judy Huret Faculty Excellence Award