Jack Kartez

Jack Kartez


311 Wishcamper

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 780-5389

Education: Middlebury College, B.A., 1974; University of Oregon, Masters of Urban Planning, 1976; University of North Carolina, Ph.D., 1990.

Research Interests: mitigating natural and technological hazards, balancing rural resource land uses with community growth; dispute resolution

Professor Kartez teaches Planning Theory & History, Land Use Modeling with GIS, Citizen Involvement & Dispute Resolution, and Local Environmental Planning. He came to the University as implementing director of the new undergraduate Environmental Science and Policy (ESP) Program, an interdisciplinary, collaborative curriculum combining science and public policy. Extensively published, he has served two terms each on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Planning Association and the Journal of Planning Literature. He takes a special interest in incorporating principles of dispute resolution as alternatives to nonproductive conflict in community planning and environmental issues.

Dr. Kartez provides training in consensus building and leadership to many of the Muskie School's external constituencies through programs such as the joint Muskie/Maine Municipal Association Leadership Program and the Smart Growth Education Initiative of the New England Environmental Finance Center, for which he is Associate Director.

In 2007 Jack became USM's first Associate Vice-President for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity.

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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