Faculty & Staff


Chris Allison, B.A., Allegheny College, 1983; Doctor of Public Service, honoris causa, Clarion University, 2012; Entrepreneur in Residence

Asuman Baskan, B.S., Lehigh University; M.S. Purdue University; Ph.D., Lehigh University. International economics, theory of trade, global debt, Latin American economies

Kathryn Bender, B.S., Centre College, 2011; M.S. Ohio State University, 2016; Ph.D. Ohio State University, 2019.   Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics.

Tim Bianco, B.A., Bowling Green State University, 2006; M.A. Bowling Green State University, 2008; M.S., University of Kentucky, 2015; Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2018

Chris Finaret, B.A., UC San Diego, 2006; M.S. London School of Economics, 2008. Development Economics; Policy, Strategy, and Programming Evaluation

John Golden, B.A., Canisius College, 1974; M.A. University of Connecticut, 1976; Ph.D. University of Connecticut, 1989

Stephanie Martin, B.A., Hamline University; Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder. Labor economics, public finance, economics of education policy.

Michael Michaelides, B.A., University of Essex, 2011; M.S., London School of Economics, 2012; M.A., Ph.D., Virginia Tech, 2017.   Financial econometrics; empirical asset pricing; volatility modeling, behavioral finance.

Tomas Nonnenmacher, B.A., Allegheny College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois. Industrial organization, economic history, new institutional economics

Stephen Onyeiwu, (chair), B.S., University of Port Harcourt; M.S., University of Ife; M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut. Management of innovation and technology, managerial economics

Russell Ormiston, B.S., M.A., M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Gaia Rancati, B.A, University Institute for Modern Languages, Milan (IULM) 2009; M.A.,Il Sole 24 Ore Business School Milan 2012; Ph.D. IULM Milan and Claremont Graduate University, CA 2019.

Jill Waugh, B.S, Masters in Taxation (Accounting), Robert Morris University.


Sarah Holt, Quigley Hall Coordinator, B.S. Penn State University.

Maureen Beth Ryan, CBE Program Coordinator, B.A. Edinboro University of PA, Speech Communications; M.S. West Virginia University, Integrated Marketing Communications.

Selected Publications and Achievements

  • “Carbon Dioxide Emissions in the U.S. Economy” (published in Environmental and Resource Economics)
  • “A Theoretical Basis for Changes to the Port of New York Imported Goods Auction” (published in Explorations in Economic History)
  • “Financial Structure and Corporate Behavior in Japan and the U.S.” (published in International Review of Applied Economics)
  • “Product Mix and Technological Change within the Leontieff Inverse” (joint publication of two faculty members in Journal of Regional Science)
  • “The Borrowing Needs of Developing Countries: The Case of Brazil” (published in MACLAS Essays)
  • “Energy Demand and the Composition of Output Growth” (published in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management)
  • “Spectral Interpretation of Stock Adjustment Processes in Mineral Markets” (published in International Commodity Market Models: Advances in Methodology and Applications)