John is an Associate Professor in the Economics Department at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, as well as a UHERO Research Fellow and member of the Graduate Ocean Policy Certificate (GOPC) faculty. His interests lie in environmental/resource economics, marine ecology and behavioral economics. In addition to his long-standing collaboration with the Sustainable Fisheries Group, John is an Affiliated Researcher at the Center for Ocean Solutions at Stanford University and has held regular Visiting Professor appointments in the Economics Department and the Program in Human Biology at Stanford. John earned his MA and PhD in Economics from the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), as well as a Masters degree in Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology. He was recently honored as a Pacific Century Fellow (2012) and received the Board of Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching in 2013.