Charles Colgan

Professor Emeritus (retired)
Charles Colgan

Office

226 Wishcamper

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 780-4008

Education: Colby College, B.A., 1971, University of Maine, Ph.D., 1992.

Research Interests: regional growth and development; economic forecasting; and transportation policy

Charles S. Colgan is a Professor of Public Policy and Management in the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine and chair of the Master's in Community Planning and Development program.  He is also associate director of the USM Center for Business and Economic Research and a senior fellow at the Center for the Blue Economy in Monterey, California.  He served as chair of the State of Maine Consensus Economic Forecasting Commission from 1992-2010.  Prior to coming to USM, he served in the Maine State Planning Office under three governors.  He received his BA from Colby College and his PhD in Economic History from the University of Maine.

New Publications

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Ciolfi, M. L., Griffin, E., Pratt, J., Richards, M., Gildard, S., & Byrne, B. (2016). Living with a brain injury in Maine: Individual experiences, perceptions, and need.  Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service.

Lenardson, J. D., Gale, J. A., & Ziller, E. C. (2016). Rural opioid abuse: Prevalence and user characteristics. (PB 63-1). Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Maine Rural Health Research Center.

Snow, K. I., Gressani, T., Olsen, L., McGuire, C., Bratesman, S., Mauney, K., & Theriault, J. (2016). Adults using long term services and supports: Population and service use trends in Maine, SFY 2014. (Chartbook). Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service.

Talbot, J. A., Ziller, E. C., & Szlocek, D. (2016). Mental health first aid in rural communities: Appropriateness and outcomes. Journal of Rural Health. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12173.

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