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Jim Myers focuses on challenges associated with the development of natural resources, infrastructure and the related impact on human health and welfare. He spends much of his time on project implementation in the developing world. He has worked extensively on energy, water and food-systems development in post-conflict environments in southeastern Europe.
In 1998, Myers led the implementation of academic programs at the American College of Management and Technology—an RIT affiliate—in Dubrovnik, Croatia. In 2002, he helped establish the American University in Kosovo and continues to lead the RIT programs at American University in Kosovo. He is a consultant to the World Bank’s Western Balkans Energy Efficiency Assessment team and has worked on numerous development projects in the Western Balkans. He also conducts research in Haiti and serves on the board of Haiti Outreach Pwoje Espwa (H.O.P.E), a non-profit organization that provides health care and basic infrastructure in Borgne, Haiti.
Myers teaches courses in natural resource economics, environmental accounting and finance, infrastructure development and appropriate technology. Since 2002, he has received grants, contracts and foundation awards totaling more than million. He is currently director of the Center for Multidisciplinary Studies and Global Outreach Education at Rochester Institute of Technology, where he supports RIT global initiatives in Southeastern Europe, Dubai and the Caribbean. He also serves as director of the Center for Energy and Natural Resource Development at the American University in Kosovo. He earned his Ph.D. in natural resource economics from Michigan State University and his M.S. and B.S. degrees from RIT.