jm   John Mackenzie
Associate Professor
Dept. of Applied Economics & Statistics
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware 19717-1303
office: Townsend Hall 215
office hours: Wednesdays after 1PM or by appointment.
phone: (302) 831-1312     fax: (302) 831-6243
Joint appointment: Dept. of Geography, CEOE

Research                     Teaching                     Service
(first grandchild!)


Data Library (The Intrepid Data Nerd)
Spatial Analysis Lab

Papers and Technical Reports

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Malcolm, Scott, Joshua Duke and John Mackenzie.  2005.  Valuing rights of first refusal for farmland preservation policy.   Applied Economic Letters 12:285-288.  
  • Duke, Joshua, Robert W. Ehemann and John Mackenzie.  2002.  The distributional effects of water quantity management strategies: a spatial analysis.  Review of Regional Studies 32(2):19-35.

Spatial Analysis Lab Reports & Data Products

  • Mackenzie, J.  1999.  Nutrient management and Pfiesteria piscicida risks in Southern Delaware.  Chapter in Gardner, Bruce (ed.) Economics of Policy Options for Nutrient Management and Pfiesteria, Proceedings from conference held November 16, 1998, Patuxent Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, MD.
Selected Papers/Symposia/Abstracts:
  • Mackenzie, J.  2003.  Land use and water quality: Delaware's current status and major challenges.  Presentation to the Delaware Policy Forum on Land Use Change and Water Quality, Thursday, October 2, 2003, University of Delaware, Newark, DE. 
  • Duke, J., J. Mackenzie and T. Ilvento.  2002.  Land use issues in Delaware agriculture.  FREC Research Report RR02-03, Dept. of Food & Resource Economics, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.
  • Mackenzie, J.  2001.  Economics of Biodiversity--Panel Discussion.  Delaware Biodiversity Symposium, February 20, 2001, Dover, DE.
  • Mackenzie, J.  2000.  GIS-Based Methods for Statistical Analysis of Runoff from a Heterogeneous Landscape.  Flow accumulation analysis by land-use/land cover category.  GIS2000 Conference, November 17th, 2000, Dover, DE.
  • J. Duke, X. Chen and J. Mackenzie.  2000.  Farmer participation in agricultural district and PDR programs in Delaware (abstract).  Agricultural & Resource Economics Review 29(2):252
  • Mackenzie, J., J. Pesek, R. Bacon and A. Madiraju 1998. Comparison of public vs. agriculture professionals’ preferences for farmland protection via PDR.  Northeastern Agricultural & Resource Economics Association, June 22, 1998, Ithaca, NY.
  • Lynch, Mark and J. Mackenzie.  1998.  Economic Returns to Precision Agriculture. Northeastern Agricultural & Resource Economics Association, June 22, 1998, Ithaca, NY.
  • McCullough, Kevin and J. Mackenzie.  1998.  Delaware Land-Use/Land Cover Transitions 1984 – 1992.  Towson State University Conference on Geographic Information Systems, June 2, 1998, Towson, MD.


Current courses:

  • APEC 324 (formerly FREC 424): Resource Economics (spring semesters)
  • APEC 406: Agriculture and Natural Resource Policy
  • APEC 480: Geographic Information Systems in Natural Resource Management (problem-based learning course taught every semester, expanding to two sections in 13S.)
  • APEC 682: Spatial Analysis (PBL course taught annually, spring semesters)
Past courses:
  • FREC 240 Quantitative Methods (created the course and taught it the first 2 years, and in 03F during Dr. R. Hyde's sabbatical)
  • FREC 267 Society, Resources and Environment (spring 2001--experimental Pathways course for freshmen/sophomore non-majors)
  • FREC 444 Economics of Environmental Management (alt. spring semesters, course turned over to Dr. J. Duke as APEC/ECON 343, taught FREC 343 during Dr. Duke's sabbatical)
  • FREC 667 GIS Technical Consultant (joint with Tracy DeLiberty; PBL course established under grant from Pew Charitable Trust; may become permanent GEOG course)
  • FREC 834 Seminar in Resource Economics (taught alternate years until 2008)


Professional Associations (current)

University Service

  • Univeristy Information Technologies Faculty Advisory Committee (chair, 1994-2010)
  • University Research Committee (1996-98, chair 1997-98)
  • University Faculty Senate Committee on Committees and Nominations (1998-2000)
  • University Committee on Information Resource Planning and Management (CIRPM, 2002-2007)
  • College Promotion and Tenure Committee (1994-96, chair 1995-96)
  • College Space Planning Committee (Townsend renovations, 1998-2000)
  • Dept. Graduate Committee (various years)
  • Dept. Promotion & Tenure Committee (various years)

Report on Sabbatical Year: September 2002--June 2003

Community Service

  • Founder and Race Director of the Triple Crown Trail Races, run annually since 1998 to benefit local homeless shelters
  • 2008 candidate for Delaware Senate 6th District; won Democratic primary 1,347-1,282, lost general election 6,831-7,195.
  • Member, Christina School District Board of Education (elected 2003, re-elected 2008, resigned June 2010)
  • Member, Delaware Open Space Council 2002-2007 (appointed by Gov. Ruth Ann Minner)
  • Trustee, The Nature Conservancy--Delaware Field Office (1994-2010)
  • Co-founder and president of the Trail Dawgs Athletic Club.
  • Elder, Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church
  • Co-founder, Coalition for A Better Christina (2000-2003)
  • Co-founder, Andrew's Place Sunday Supper Ministry (meals for homeless men through Friendship House in Wilmington, since 1994)
  • Board member (1999-2004) and President (2002-2004) Nottingham Swim Club
  • Riparian Buffer Subcommittee, DE Dept. of Natural Resources & Environmental Control, Dover, DE
  • DE State Mapping Advisory Committee (DE Geological Survey)
  • Delaware River Basin Commission, Information Management Advisory Committee