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CRS Staff Profile: Jane Kolodinsky

Jane Kolodinsky

Jane Kolodinsky, Director
Chair, Community Development and Applied Economics Department

  • B.S. 1981 Kent State University
  • M.B.A 1983 Kent State University
  • Ph.D. 1988 Cornell University

Contact Information

Office: 202 Morrill Hall
Phone: (802) 656-4616

What type of work do you typically do for CRS?

I do various types of work for CRS. I network for the organization, write grants and articles, conduct outreach, and do some managing. I do it all with a great team.

What are some of your favorite past projects that you’ve worked on? Why?

One of my favorite past projects that I’ve worked on is the “Consumer Perceptions of Word Use in Front Panel Labels: Study of the Use of the ‘Vermont’ Name.” This study was important because it was used by the Consumer Fraud Legislature in Vermont to mandate labeling requirements for products with “Vermont” on the label.

Who benefits from the work that you do?

Vermont citizens, communities, and legislature benefit from the work that I do for CRS.

What else would you like people to know about you professionally?

I think I have the best job in the world; in a single day I can have my fingers in 20 different things. There is never a dull moment here and I am always growing because of this.

What is your favorite thing about Vermont?

We live in a paradise. This is a pristine area and we are able to enjoy all four seasons and the associated outdoor activities. Burlington is a small area, yet it is cosmopolitan.

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