Rachel Bouvier PhD

Associate Professor and Chair

Office Location

301J Payson Smith, Portland campus


(207) 780-4293

Academic Degrees

  • PhD in Economics, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2003
  • Master's of Science in Resource Economics and Community Development, University of New Hampshire at Durham, 1996
  • AB in Economics, Smith College, 1994


Dr. Bouvier earned her PhD in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she focused on the relationship between economic development and environmental quality. She also holds a Master’s degree in Resource Economics and Community Development from the University of New Hampshire. In addition, Dr. Bouvier is founder and principal consultant at rbouvier consulting, an economic and sustainability consulting firm, and is Treasurer of the Board of Directors at GrowSmart Maine. Her research interests include economic resilience, sustainability, and community economic development. Dr. Bouvier was Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Southern Maine from 2005-2014 and has returned after a brief hiatus. She lives in Portland with her husband (Joel), daughter (Sylvia), and dog (Willie).