• Office Hours:

    by appointment
  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Professor
  • Concentration:

    • Economic history and the history of economic ideas
  • Department:

    • Economics
  • Education:

    • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Curriculum Vitae:


I returned to a full-time faculty position in Economics, in 2012, after a 20 year adminstrative hiatus where I served as Associate Dean and Interim Dean in the College of Liberal Arts, and as Director of the University Honors Program.  I am currently in the second year of a three-year Transitional Appointment to retirement.  I teach in spring semester where my primary teaching areas are U. S. economic history and the history of economic ideas.


My last publication is:  "Propensity Score Analysis of an Honors Program's Contribution to Students' Retention and Graduation Outcomes."  Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, Fall/Winter 2013 (with Michael G. Lacy.)


  • ECON/HIST 379, Economic History of the U. S.


    The evolution of the U. S. economy with a special emphasis on transformation and economic growth from 1870 to 2017.