Dr. Ed Mahoney
Professor Emeritus and Director at Michigan State University
Dr. Ed Mahoney is professor emeritus and director of two research centres at Michigan State University. He has a PhD in natural resource economics and marketing. Previous to MSU, he was a professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at University of Massachusetts.
During the last 33 years Ed has conducted research and provided technical assistance for over a hundred agencies, associations and businesses in the US and around the world including: National Marine Manufacturers Association, Marina Industries Association, International Council of Marine Industries, U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Canadian National Park Service.
Ed has conducted two national marina surveys for MIA. He considers his relationship with MIA to be one of the most productive and rewarding partnerships during his career. He is currently developing new models to estimate the economic impact of both coastal/deep-water and inland ports through out the U.S. for the Army Corps of Engineers. He is also assisting the U.S. Coast Guard with its national boating survey and other research projects.
Ed retired from teaching at MSU in 2009 and now is focusing on conducting research, antique restoration, fishing, tending to his farm, and trips to escape the snow and cold Michigan winter … will work for plane tickets.