College of Business
School of Economics, Management, and Project Management
I have a B.A. degree in economics (1972) and a M.E.A.S. degree in economics (1977) from the University of Wisconsin Green-Bay. I taught economics for nine years in the University of Wisconsin System with a Masters Degree. I earned a Ph.D. degree in economics (1996) from the University of Tennessee. I wrote my dissertation in the History of Economic Thought. The tile of the paper was "The Macroeconomics of Nicholas Barbon and Sir William Petty: Were Their Theoretical Innovations Inevitable?" Since obtaining my Doctorate Degree in economics, I taught four years at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, and twenty-one years at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. I became a Full Professor of Economics at Western Carolina University in 2013. I have published scholarly articles in three distinct areas--History of Economic Thought; Economic pedagogy; and Regional Economics. I have been cited in the periodical, The Economist.
I have taught classes in Principles of Microeconomics; Principles of Macroeconomics; Intermediate Microeconomics; Money and Banking; Managerial Economics; History of Economic Thought; and Statistics. My primary teaching interests at the present time are Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, and Managerial Economics.
My research interests are centered in three fields of Economics. The three areas I publish in are Regional Economics; History of Economic Thought; and Economic Pedagogy. My articles have been cited fifty-seven times--twenty-five times since 2015--as noted by Google Scholar.