Faculty/Staff Directory

Photo of William Black William Black Professor, and Executive Director: Institute for Fraud Prevention

Dr. William Black is an Associate professor in Economics, white-collar criminologist, former financial regulator, and author of “The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One”.…

Photo of Doug Bowles Doug Bowles Professor, CEI Director, SSC Director

Dr. Doug Bowles is a professor in Economics and the Director of the Center for Economic Information (CEI). He is also the Director of the Social Science Consortium (SSC).…

Photo of Peter J. Eaton Peter Eaton Professor Emeritus

Dr. Peter Eaton is an Associate Professor Emeritus in Economics.

Academic credentials:

B.A. in Economics from the University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California, 1969

Ph.D.…

Mathew Forstater Professor

Dr. Mat Forstater is a professor in Economics and the Research Director of the Binzagr Institute for Sustainable Prosperity.

Credentials: Ph.D., New School for Social Research

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

Photo of Scott Fullwiler Scott Fullwiler Professor

Dr. Scott Fullwiler is an Assistant professor in Economics.

Photo of Erik Olsen Erik Olsen Professor, MA Advisor

Dr. Erik Olsen is an Associate professor and the MA Advisor in Economics.

Academic credentials: Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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

Photo of Ellis Scharfenaker Ellis Scharfenaker Professor

Dr. Scharfenaker earned his PhD from the New School for Social Research in New York. His research focuses on the application of Bayesian methods, information theory, and statistical physics to economics and econometrics.…

James Sturgeon Professor, Department Chair

Dr. Jim Sturgeon is a professor and the Department Chair in Economics.

Academic credentials: Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

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

Linwood Tauheed Professor, iPhD Director

Dr. Linwood Tauheed is a professor and the iPhD Director in Economics.

Academic credentials: Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City

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

Photo of Karen Vorst Karen Vorst Professor, Undergraduate Advisor, and Internship Coordinator

Professor Karen Vorst earned her PhD in Economics at Indiana University in Bloomington.  Her research concentrates on monetary policy, banking and macroeconomics.…

Photo of Kayla Weru Kayla Weru Office Support Assistant III

Kayla Weru is the administrative support for the department of Economics.

Responsibilities:

Assist the undergraduate and graduate advisor with the admissions and graduation process for the BA to MA program, Masters program, and the Interdisciplinary Ph.D.…

L. Wray Professor Emeritus

Dr. Randall Wray is an Emeritus Professor in Economics.

Academic credentials: Ph.D. Washington University, St. Louis

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