Charles Colgan

Chair/Professor, Community Planning & Development Program
Charles Colgan


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

What's New?

Building Bridges Beyond the Quadrangle: The CAO and the External Community
(Book chapter by Mark Lapping in: Martin J, Samuels JE, eds. The Provost's Handbook: The Role of the Chief Academic Officer. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press; 2015:200-206.)

Health Data and Financing and Delivery System Reform: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty? (Issue Brief by Barbara Shaw, Andy Coburn, Kimberley Fox, Andrea Gerstenberger, and Barbara Leonard)

New Jersey's Manage by Data Program: Changing Culture and Capacity to Improve Outcomes(Report by David Lambert and Julie Atkins).

Rural Implications of Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act. (Issue Brief by Erika Ziller, Jennifer Lenardson, and Andy Coburn).

Safety of Rural Nursing Home-to-Emergency Department Transfers: Improving Communication and Patient Information Sharing across Settings. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 37(1), 55-65. (Authors: Judy Tupper, Carolyn Gray, Karen Pearson, and Andy Coburn).

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