Faculty and Staff

Below is a list of Faculty and Staff in the Economics Department, alphabetically organized, with photos, positions, contact information, and site links. See also a condensed listing of contact information and a listing by field.

Faculty
ancel

Judy Ancel
Lecturer

Research Interests: Labor history, leadership and mobilization, and global economic issues.

ancelj@umkc.edu     |     816.235.1470     |     Royall 208D/E

black

William K. Black
Ph.D., University of California at Irvine
J.D., University of Michigan Law School

Associate Professor of Economics and Law, Executive Director of the Institute for Fraud Prevention

Research Interests: Public Finance, Regulation, White-Collar Crime, Political Economy.

blackw@umkc.edu     |     816.235.6266     |     Law 1-300B , Manheim 203B

bowles

Doug Bowles
Ph.D., University of Missouri - Kansas City
Director, Social Science Consortium

Research Interests: Interdisciplinary Social Science, Urban Development and Geographic Information Systems.

bowlesdh@umkc.edu     |     816.235.1394     |     Haag 210C

brazelton

W. Robert Brazelton
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Professor Emeritus

Research Interests: Macroeconomic Analysis and Countercyclical Macroeconomic Policy, Comparative Economics Systems, and Institutional-Post Keynesian Economic Analysis.

brazeltonw@umkc.edu     |     816.235.2831     |     Manheim 202E

eaton

Peter J. Eaton
Ph.D., University of Florida
Associate Professor, Econometrics, Director of CEI

Research Interests: Public Finance Forecasting, Spatial Relations in Economics, Human Resource Economics, Computer Aided Instruction in Economics.

eatonp@umkc.edu     |     816.235.2832     |     Haag 210B

forstater

Mathew Forstater
Ph.D., New School for Social Research
Professor of Economics, Director of CFEPS

Research Interests: History of Economic Thought, Economic Methodology, Political Economy, Public Policy, Economics of Discrimination, Environmental Economics, African and African American Economic History.

forstaterm@umkc.edu     |     816.235.5862     |     Haag 303

henry

John Henry
Ph.D., McGill University
Professor of Economics

Research Interests: History of Economic Thought, economic theory, economic history, economics of racism, economic development.

henryjf@umkc.edu     |     816.235.1309     |     Manheim 203D

kelsay

Michael Kelsay
Ph.D., University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Research Associate, Lecturer

Research Interests: Environmental Economics, regional economics, public finance Economics.

kelsaym@umkc.edu     |     816.235.1317     |     Manheim 202C

kelton

Stephanie Kelton
Ph.D., New School for Social Research
Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Monetary theory, employment policy, history of economic monetary thought, social security, European monetary integration.

bellsa@umkc.edu     |     816.235.5700     |     Manheim 202F

kregel

Jan Kregel
Ph.D., Rutgers University Distinguished Research Professor, UN Financial Expert

Research Interests: Financial Macroeconomics, Development Economics, Post Keynesian Economics.

Kregel-ny@un.edu

lee

Frederic S. Lee
Ph.D., Rutgers University
Professor, M.A Adviser

Research Interests: Heterodox Microeconomics, industrial organization and market governance, history of heterodox economics since 1945, and heterodox price and production model.

leefs@umkc.edu     |     816.235.2543     |     Manheim 202D

olsen

Erik Olsen
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Political Economy, Microeconomics, Urban and Regional Economics, Economic Methodology.

olsenek@umkc.edu     |     816.235.5715     |     Manheim 202H

sturgeon

James I. Sturgeon
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Professor

Research Interests: Institutional Economics, Industrial Organization, Political Economy.

sturgeonj@umkc.edu     |     816.235.2837    |   Manheim 202B

tauheed

Linwood F. Tauheed
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City
Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Institutional Economics, Economic Methodology, African American Political Economy, Community Economic Development, Analysis of Education, System Dynamics Modeling.

tauheedl@umkc.edu     |     816.235.6477     |     Manheim 202B

vorst

Karen Vorst
Ph.D., Indiana University
Professor of Economics, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

Research Interests: Monetary Theory and Policy, Money and Banking, Macroeconomics, and Monetary Issues in Transition Economies.

vorstk@umkc.edu     |     816.235.2838     |     Royall 202H

wagner

F. E. Wagner
Professor Emeritus

Research Interests: Economics of Development, Labor Economics, Energy Economics.

wagnerf@umkc.edu     |     816.235.2840     |     Royall 408F

ward

John O. Ward
Ph.D., University of Okalahoma
Professor of Economics

Research Interests: Human Resourses, Economics of Development, Law and Economics.

wardjo@umkc.edu     |     816.235.1309     |     Manheim 203D

webb

James Webb
Visiting Professor and Lecturer

Research Interests: Philosophy of Economics, Methodology, Econometrics, and U.S. Anti-Drug Policy.

webbj@umkc.edu     |     816.235.2836     |     Royall 408

wray

L. Randall Wray
Ph.D. Washington University, St. Louis
Professor, Senior Research Associate - CFEPS

Research Interests: Critique of orthodox monetary policy, and development of an alternative, Full Employment Policy, Modern Money, and Monetary Theory of Production.

wrayr@umkc.edu     |     816.235.5687     |     Manheim 202C

young

Ben Young
Lecturer

Research Interests: Economics of Development, Institutional Economics.

youngb@umkc.edu     |     816.235.5699     |     Haag 203E

Visiting Professors and Instructors
hudson

Michael Hudson
Ph.D., New York University
Visiting Distinguished Research Professor

Research Interests: Money, Financial History, Balance-of-payments and Flow-of-funds Analysis.

hudsonmi@aol.com

Staff
ballew

Sara Bellew
Programmer/Analyst

ballews@umkc.edu     |     816.235.5701     |     Haag 210A

foster

Deborah Foster
Administrator

fosterde@umkc.edu     |     816.235.2405     |     Haag 211C

sami

Saima Sami
Programmer/Analyst

samis@umkc.edu     |     816.235.1394     |     Haag 210C


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Contact Info

Department of Economics
211 Haag Hall, University of Missouri-Kansas City
5120 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64110 U.S.A

Phone: (816) 235-1314
Fax: (816) 235-2834,

E-mail: economics@umkc.edu