Katherine Bunting-Howarth

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Job Title: Associate Director
Office Phone: (607) 255-2832
Delegate Type: Delegate
Institution: Cornell University, New York Sea Grant
State: NY
Area of Specialty:
Extension Director/Administrator, Sea Grant


Katherine (Kathy) Bunting-Howarth is Associate Director of New York Sea Grant and Assistant Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension. Her expertise is in coastal management and policy, community engagement, and using social science to inform extension programming. She enjoys working with diverse groups of people to address wicked problems-from changing lake ecosystems to estuarine eutrophication to equitable climate adaptation. The former Director of Water Resources for the state of Delaware, Kathy served in leadership roles for two National Estuary Programs as well as the Chesapeake Bay Program and the Delaware River Basin Program. Bunting-Howarth holds a Ph.D. in Marine Studies (concentration in Marine Policy) (University of Delaware, 2001) and a JD with a certificate in Environment and Natural Resource Law (University of Oregon, 1995).

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