Dennis Cory


Dr. Cory joined the faculty at The University of Arizona in 1977. In addition to his teaching and research activities in the Department, he also has been a visiting scholar at the University of Portici in Naples, Italy, the New University of Lisbon in Portugal, the University of Reading in England, and La Sapienza College of Law at the University of Rome. For the past five years he has been conducting research on environmental justice issues in Arizona. Recently completed projects on environmental justice have involved the documentation of disparate-impact discrimination in the context of siting potentially polluting activities, enforcement of the Safe Drinking Water Act, and remediation of CERCLA/WQARF sites in Arizona.

Dr. Cory has received the Best Published Research Award from the Western Agricultural Economics Association, the Outstanding Junior Faculty Award of The University of Arizona, the Superior Teaching Recognition from the Arizona Associated Students Association, and has served as Head of the Department (1996-2001) and President of the Western Agricultural Economics Administrators Association (2000). Current field of research interest is environmental law and economics, an academic field within economics concerned with the control of environmental risk


  • Professor; Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1977; Environmental Law and Economics