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LID Instructors and Staff

Dr. Boris E. Bravo-Ureta, Director of the LID Program, has been a Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics for the past 30 years. He served as Executive Director of the Office of International Affairs from July 1998 to August 2008.

Dr. Bravo-Ureta has conducted extensive research on economic development and in recent years has analyzed the economic impact of several large development projects. Over the past 20 years, he has coordinated and conducted training programs on a wide range of topics throughout Latin America and Africa. He has also been a consultant to governments and international organizations on various development projects.

Core Instructors

  • Dr. Bob Beaudoin, Negotiation and Human Resources Specialist, Beaudoin & Associates
  • Prof. Joe Bonelli, Agricultural Economist, UConn
  • Dr. Boris E. Bravo-Ureta, Development Economist, UConn
  • Dr. Syma Ebbin, Environmental Management, UConn
  • Prof. James Hurd, Geographic Information Systems Scientist, UConn
  • Dr. Mwangi S. Kimenyi, Development Economist, UConn
  • Dr. Kathryn Libal, Public Policy, UConn
  • Dr. Rigoberto Lopez, Public Policy, UConn
  • Dr. Robert Pomeroy, Marine Economist, UConn
  • Dr. Diafuka Saila-Ngita, Health Economics and Management, Consultant
  • Dr. Farhed Shah, Environmental Economist, UConn
  • Dr. Daniel Solis, Resource Economist, University of Miami
  • Dr. Diane Wright Hirsch, Food Safety Educator, UConn
  • Prof. Gerald Murphy, CPA, Consultant
  • Dr. Deepak Joglekar, Visiting Assistant Professor, Ag. and Resource Economics, UConn
  • Mr. Alex Almeida, Ph. D. Candidate, Ag. and Resource Economics, UConn


  • Ms. Claire Bazzano, Administrative Assistant, Ag. & Resource Economics, UConn
  • Ms. Karen Nye, Administrative Assistant, Ag. & Resource Economics, UConn
  • Ms. Mary Thuo, Graduate Student, School of Education, and LID Program Assistant, UConn
  • Mr. Babacar Ndao, Driver and Guide