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UNCW Professor Appointed To U.N. Pool Of Experts

By Staff Reports, posted Apr 2, 2024
Peter Schuhmann
UNCW Professor of Economics Peter Schuhmann has been appointed by the United Nations to a United Nations Pool of Experts, according to a news release.

The pool is named the U.N. Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment. He is listed under “Specialty 4: The South Atlantic Ocean and the Wider Caribbean.” 

Hundreds of experts from diverse disciplines and locations are required to help preparee assessments, according to the release. He is also a coordinating author for the Third World Ocean Assessment chapter on tourism. 
Schuhmann stated in the release the pro-bono position stems from his work in the Blue Economy space.  
“Blue Economy is a broad term for an approach to resource management that seeks to capture wealth and value from coastal and marine resources while managing those resources (which means people) in a way that it is ecologically, economically and culturally sustainable,” he said. 
Schuhmann has published in journals such as Ecological Economics, Land Economics, Marine Resource Economics, Natural Resource Modeling and The Journal of Environmental Management, among others. 

In his 25th year of teaching, Schuhmann’s time at UNCW began in front of not behind the podium. He earned a bachelor’s from UNCW in 1990 and returned to teach in 1999.  
“I did my graduate work (master’s and Ph.D.) at North Carolina State University studying under Jim Easley, a fisheries economist,” he said. “My area of research is the economics of coastal and marine resources. When a position opened at UNCW for an applied microeconomist, it was a natural fit.” 
According to the release, Schuhmann is a past recipient of a UNC Board of Governors Teaching Excellence Award, MBA Outstanding Faculty Award, Board of Trustees Teaching Excellence Award, Distinguished Teaching Professorship Award and the Cameron School of Business Outstanding Alumni Award, among others. 
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