Arthur Small is an economist and decision scientist specializing in issues of energy, climate, and environment. Before coming to UVA, he held faculty positions at Columbia Business School, Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, and in College of Earth & Environmental Sciences at Penn State University. His work has been supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation and other agencies. Small's research on the economics of biological conservation was recognized with the 2001 Quality of Research Discovery Award by the American Agricultural Economics Association (now the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association). He earned an A.B. in mathematics from Columbia University, an M.S. in mathematics from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.