Joanna R. Shelton
UM Faculty Affiliate in Economics and Nonresident Senior Associate in Economics for the Center for Strategic and International Studies
Joanna R. Shelton teaches, lectures, and writes on economic policy issues, including a monthly column for Montana Lee Newspapers. Prior to moving to Montana, Ms. Shelton served as Deputy Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Trade Policy in the George H.W. Bush and Clinton Administrations. She also served on the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee staff; at the U.S. Treasury Department; and U.S. Trade Representative’s Office. Ms. Shelton is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Japan-America Society of the State of Washington, and the Montana World Affairs Council. She earned her B.A. from Duke University and her M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Ms. Shelton and her husband own and operate a 240-acre farm in Montana’s Rocky Mountain Northwest region, where they raise hay for horses, cattle, and bison.