As diverse as the faculty at IMS may be in their respected areas of research and schooling, they share a common characteristic that makes our program so academically unique: each one is a world-renowned, top-notch professor. The breadth of knowledge and devotion to all aspects of science not only add to the content of our program, it prepares our students for a life-long career in marine science.
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2006 University of Massachusetts, Amherst Amherst, MA Ph.D. Resource Economics, Dissertation: "Factors Influencing Forest Management Planning by Private Forest
1988 Carnegie Mellon University MS Industrial Administration (MBA), Graduated With Distinction
1980 Massachusetts Institute Of Technology BS Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, 1978-79 University of California, Berkeley - Wood, Science & Technology
Department, Honors Student
1996 - Present University of Massachusetts, Amherst Amherst, MA Assoc. Professor, Director - Building Materials and Wood Technology Program, Natural Resources Conservation Department Teach, conduct research and perform outreach activities related to the economics and marketing of building materials and forest products. Member of the Architecture and Design Faculty.
1994 - 1996 Greenfield Community College Greenfield, MA Adjunct Faculty, Business Department
1996 Millers River Community Development Corp. Athol, MA Instructor Developed and taught 10 week course in Small Business Management. covering: entrepreneurship, market research, advertising, competitor analysis, budgeting, bookkeeping, pricing, financing, and writing the business plan.
1995 Gomel Consumer Cooperative Institute Gomel, Belarus Guest Lecturer Developed and conducted intensive, week-long, classes in Entrepreneurship, Managerial Accounting and Inventory Control for resident faculty members and students.; Exchange included many institutional, and industrial visits.
Current Research Support:
Jeffrey Blanchard, P.I., David T. Damery (Co-PI), Paul Catanzaro (Co-PI, Sustainable use of woody biomass as a renewable alternative to gasoline, Mass. Agricultural Exp. Station, 2009-2011, $150,000
Paul Catanzaro, P.I., David T. Damery co-investigator, Economic Viability of Land Ownership in the Deerfield Watershed of western Massachusetts, New England Forestry Foundation, 2007, $44,000
David T. Damery, P.I. Finding and Removing Barriers to sustainable harvest and primary processing of Massachusetts native woods, MA Dept. of Agricultural Resources, 2007, $36,634
David T. Damery, P.I. Economic Impact Analysis of Regional Bioenergy Development, MA Division of Energy Resources, 2006-07, $49,334
Research interests include the area of natural resources economics and market research. Recent projects include wildlife conservation economics, and reviewing an Aquaculture marketing handbook.
Damery, David T. and Jeff Benjamin. 2008. "The Northeast Forest Bio-products Puzzle" Forest Prod.J. 57(11): 14-15
Damery, David T. and Susan Campbell. 2007. From Trees to Flooring: Value-Added Processing from a Non-Industrial Private Forest Improvement Harvest. Wood Structure and Properties '06, Arbora Publishers, Zvolen, Slovakia pp. 439-444
Damery, David T. 2007. "Landowner-Driven Sustainable Forest Management and Value- Added Processing A Case Study in Massachusetts, USA" Journal of Sustainable Forestry 24 (2/3): 229-243
Damery, David T., Peggi Clouston and Paul R. Fisette. 2007. "Wood science education in a changing world: A case study of the UMASS-Amherst building materials and wood technology program, 1965-2005" Forest Prod. J. 57(5):19-24