Faculty Profile for Dr. Joni S J Charles

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Dr. Joni S J Charles
Associate Professor — Finance & Economics
MCOY 557
phone: (512) 245-3243

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Joni Seaton James Charles is an Associate Professor of Economics in the McCoy College of Business Administration at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas. Dr. Charles graduated from Howard University and Purdue University.

Teaching Interests

Microeconomics, Environmental Economics and Management

Research Interests

Groundwater governance and groundwater management, Grassroots organization, Collaborative partnerships, and participatory decision making on water-related issues

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Charles, J. S. J. (2021). Reconciling revealed and stated measures for willingness to pay in recreation by building a probability model. arXiv. https://doi.org/arXiv:2107.14343 [econ.GN]
  • Charles, J. S. J. (2018, July). Knowledge, Perceptions and Understanding of Groundwater: A Texas Survey 2017. Texas + Water. San Marcos, Texas, USA: Meadows Center for Water and the Environment. Retrieved from https://us9.campaign-archive.com/?u=1a75c397ce97f21a4a4d5da50&id=5c7a16deeb
  • Charles, J. S. J., & Chih, Y.-Y. (2016). Delinquency Reinforcement and Balance: Is Exposure to Delinquent Peers Always Risky? BE Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 16(4). Retrieved from https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/bejeap.2016.16.issue-4/issue-files/bejeap.2016.16.issue-4.xml
  • Charles, J. (2014). To Grow or Not to Grow (That is the Question). Buffalo, New York, USA: National Center for Case Studies in Science.
  • Charles, J., Yoskowitz, D., Miller, M., Parchman, L., Bray, S., Warren, E., & Roberts, S. (2013). Understanding Hill Country Water Resources. In Assessment of the economic contribution of Cypress Creek to the economy of Wimberley, Phase II Final Report. The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University. Retrieved from http://www.hillcountryalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Economic-impact-of-Cypress-Creek.pdf

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: McCoy College of Business Excellence in Service, McCoy College of Business. March 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: McCoy College of Business nominee for the 2021 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Service., McCoy College of Business. March 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2020 House Cup Award - Business Board, Merlot - Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching). May 13, 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Service Learning Excellence Fellow. December 13, 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, McCoy Collge of Business Administration. August 25, 2016

Selected Grants

  • Biediger-Friedman, Lesli M (Principal), Qasem, Apan Muhammad (Co-Principal), Villagran, Melinda Morris (Co-Principal), Johnson, Cassandra (Co-Principal), Renick, Cecil O (Co-Principal), Hwang, Sangchul Scott (Supporting), Mendez, Francis A (Supporting), Sen, Keya (Supporting), Ramamonjiarivelo, Zo H (Supporting), Shanmugam, Ram (Supporting), Charles, Joni S J (Supporting). NUEVA - Nutrition for Underserved Elders Via Application, United States Department of Health and Human Services - Administration for Community Living, Federal, $2764270. (Submitted: March 10, 2022, Funded: August 1, 2022 - July 31, 2027). Grant.
  • Charles, Joni S J, Zhai, Muxin. Impact of Air Quality on Individual Financial Cognition: Evidence from California Wildfire, Texas State University, $8000. (Submitted: October 2022, Funded: May 2022 - May 2023). Grant.
  • Charles, Joni (Supporting). Research on How Much Water is in the Pedernales and How It Connects to the Rest of the Hill Country?, Meadows Center for Water and the Environment. (Submitted: September 2015, Funded: September 19, 2015 - November 30, 2016). Grant.
  • Charles, Joni. The Economics of Siting Hazardous Waste Facilities, National Science Foundation, Federal. (Funded: January 1991 - January 1993). Grant.
  • Zhai, Muxin (Principal), Charles, Joni S J (Co-Principal). Impact of Air Quality on Individual Financial Cognition – Evidence from California Wildfire, McCoy College of Business, McCoy Research Grant, $5000. (Submitted: March 2023). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

International Watershed Studies Partner
Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
September 1, 2018-Present
Peer Reviewer, Microeconomics Teaching Materials
MERLOT II - Online Teaching and Learning
October 2016-Present
Reviewer, Grant Proposal
Environmental Protection Agency
December 2011-Present
Peer Reviewer, Case Studies in Environmental Economics, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies
National Center for Case Studies in Teaching Science
November 2016-December 2022
Editorial Review Board Member
July 4, 2019-July 4, 2022