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Kathleen Montgomery, Associate Professor, spent more than a decade leading USAID-funded trade projects as 'Chief of Party' before coming to the Patterson School. These assignments include the East Africa Trade Hub in Nairobi, the Trade Facilitation Project in Ramallah, West Bank and the Southern Africa Trade Hub in Gaborone. She also worked in other capacities in development and commerce-related projects in Islamabad, Amman, and Kabul. Montgomery received her B.A. from the College of William and Mary and immediately afterward served in Benin as a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching physics and chemistry, as well as helping develop a small batik business with a local women's group. She later received an M.S. (Agricultural Economics) and Ph.D. (Economics) from Pennsylvania State University and taught economics for five years at UK's Gatton College of Business.