Kelly Grogan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Food and Resource Economics at the University of Florida where she has taught since 2010. She earned her M.S. and Ph.D. from the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Davis, and her B.A. in Economics and Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College.
At UF, Dr. Grogan currently teachings courses on microeconomics and natural resource economics. Her research focuses on sustainable management of natural resources. She has studied the creation of incentives to encourage increased water conservation among farmers in Florida, the use of payments for ecosystem services to conserve forest in the Brazilian Amazon, and the use of cost-share programs to encourage increased landowner effort to prevent catastrophic wildfires in the southeastern U.S. She has won awards for her research including the 2017 UF/IFAS High Impact Research Publication Award and the 2016 Southern Agricultural Economics Association Emerging Scholars Award. Dr. Grogan has a strong interest in working with students and has recently received awards for this working including the 2021 Agricultural and Resource Economics Review Advisor of the Year Award and the 2019 UF/IFAS Award of Excellence for Graduate Research, MS Thesis (advisor role). In the broader applied economics profession, she has served as the chair of the Committee on Women in Agricultural Economics, and she has a strong interest in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the profession.
In addition to teaching economics, Dr. Grogan teaches yoga a local yoga studio in Gainesville, Florida. She also maintains a daily meditation practice and competes in the sport of Crossfit. She loves to cook and bake and enjoys hiking with her two retired racing greyhounds, Manny and Zoey.
As an undergraduate, Dr. Grogan studied abroad in southern Africa, including South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, and Swaziland. This instilled a love of traveling in her, so she is very excited to embark on her first Semester at Sea voyage. While she’s visited a few of the countries on the itinerary already, she can’t wait to add additional stamps to her passport.