Sharon Shewmake

Associate Professor


Dr. Sharon Shewmake received her Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Davis and her bachelor's degree in Environmental Science and Policy and Economics from Duke University. Before joining CBE, Sharon worked at Vanderbilt University Law School in Nashville, TN where she taught environmental economics and labor economics. Currently Sharon teaches Environmental Economics (ECON 383), Advanced Environmental Economics (ECON 482), Microeconomics (ECON 206) and Urban Economics (ECON 380).

Dr. Shewmake's work examines how our transportation and housing decisions impact the environment. She has examined the implication of policies meant to reduce air pollution and congestion such as High Occupancy Vehicle lanes and how consumers respond to environmental labels including labels for agricultural products. Her research can be found here: