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Kehinde Ojo, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate,

Office: PEARL
Phone: 443-885-5928

Curriculum Vitae

  • Ph.D., Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Georgia, 2022
  • M.S., Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida, 2018
  • Exchange Student, Agribusiness, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, 2016
  •  B.Sc., Agricultural and Resource Economics, Federal University of Technology, Akure, 2016


Kehinde Ojo is a postdoctoral research associate at PEARL, Morgan State University.  She obtained her Ph.D. in agricultural and applied economics from the University of Georgia. Her Ph.D. research is highly multidisciplinary, using models from behavioral economics, psychology, environmental economics, and tourism to provide policy implications for hospitality management and tourism industries.  Specifically, her Ph.D. dissertation focused on understanding behaviors and attitudes toward travel and recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Her research and teaching interests are environmental and natural resource economics, non-market valuation, recreation, and tourism economics, development economics, and agricultural economics.  Currently, she works on multiple projects using economic models to understand environmental issues.  In her role at PEARL, she works on a project to understand stakeholders’ preferences for urban outdoor recreation amenities such as urban coastal green spaces.  Another project she is working on aims to estimate the impact of offshore wind farms on fisheries stakeholders (e.g., commercial and recreational fisheries).

Specific Research Interests:

  •  Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  •  Non-market Valuation
  • Tourism Economics
  • Economic Impact analysis
  •  Development Economics
  • Agricultural Economics

Selected Publications:

  • Ojo, K. E., Ferreira, S., Salazar, J., Bergstrom, J., & Woosnam, K. M. (2022). Recreational travel behavior and COVID-19: insights from expected utility and the theory of planned behavior. Tourism Economics, 13548166211059642.

  • Ojo, K. E., Ferreira, S., Salazar, J., & Bergstrom, J. (2021). Travel Behavior in the United States Amidst COVID-19.Travel & Tourism Research Association: Uncharted Territory: Reimagining Tourism for a New Era conference, Fort Worth, Texas. June 14-16, 2021.