DCDC External Advisory Committee member
Department of Economics
Iowa State University
578F Heady Hall
Ames, IA 50011
Cathy Kling, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences and a professor of economics at Iowa State University, has served as the director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) since July 2013, after having served many years as the division head of CARD's Resource and Environmental Policy Division. In her work at CARD, Kling is undertaking research to examine how agricultural practices affect water quality, wildlife, soil carbon content, and greenhouse gases.
She received a bachelor's degree in business and economics from the University of Iowa and a doctorate in economics from the University of Maryland.