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.

Timothy 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. Macroeconomics, financial economics, time series econometrics, international economics.

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. Macroeconomics,  microeconomics, entrepreneurship and economic history.

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

Stephen Onyeiwu, 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, economic development (with a focus on Africa and the Middle East), globalization and international political economy.

Russell Ormiston, B.S., M.A., M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University. Labor economics, sports economics and the economics of the construction industry.

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. Marketing: Consumer behavior, sales, retail, service, artificial intelligence, robots.

Jill Waugh,  B.S., B.A. (Accounting), Masters in Taxation (Accounting), Robert Morris University; Ph.D candidate, Indiana University of Pennsylvania 2020. Accounting, taxation, fraud.


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.

Faculty Emeriti

Earl Adams, B.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

A. Behrooz Afrasiabi,  B.A., Pahlavi University; M.A., Hood College; Ph.D., West Virginia University.

Kenneth George Ainsworth, B.A., University of Wisconsin; M.S. and Ph.D., Brown University.

Stephen Dale Casler (in memorium),  B.A., University of Massachusetts; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Illinois.

Don Goldstein, A.B., Harvard College; Ph.D, University of Massachusetts (Amherst).

Antoni Moskwa, M.A. and Ph.D., Warsaw University.

Janine Sickafuse, B.A., Grove City College; M.B.A., Youngstown State University.

Selected Publications and Achievements

  • Steve Onyeiwu:  “Fairness and Retaliation in a Small Nigerian Village”, (with John Gowdy and Raluca Iorgulescu)  Journal of  Economic Behavior and Organization2003.
  • Tim Bianco:  “Financial Stress Index: Identification of Systemic Risk Conditions”, (with Ryan Eiben, Dieter Gramlich, and Mikhael Oet, and Steven Ong)  Journal of  Banking and Finance2011.
  • Gaia Rancati: “Humans Versus Robot Sales Assistants;The Impact of Immersion and Dwell Time” , (with Isabella Maggioni), Insights Consumer Neuroscience in Business, 2020.
  • Michael Michaelides: “On modeling heterogeneity in linear models using trend polynomials“, (with Aris Spanos), Journal of Economic Modeling,  2020.
  • John Golden: “A Simple Geometric Approach to Approximating the Gini Coefficient“, Journal of Economic Education, 2008.
  • Kathryn Bender: “Industry versus Government Regulation of Food Date Labels: Observed Adherence to Industry-Endorsed Phrases” (with Brian E. Roe, Danyi Qi, and Julia Hilty), Journal of Sustainability, 2019.
  • Tomas Nonnenmacher: Institutional and Organizational Analysis,  (with Eric Alston, Lee J. Alston and Bernardo Mueller), Cambridge University Press, 2018.
  • Russ Ormiston: “Worker Displacement and Occupation-Specific Human Capital”, Journal of Work and Occupations, 2014.
  • Tomas Nonnenmacher: “Coercion, Culture, and Contracts: Labor and Debt on Henequen Haciendas in Yucatan, Mexico, 1870-1915” (with Shannan Mattiace and Lee Alston), Journal of Economic History, 2009.
  • Stephanie Martin: “The determinants of school district salary incentives:  An empirical analysis of, where and why”, Journal of Education Review, 2010.
  • Steve Onyeiwu: Emerging Issues in Contemporary African EconomiesPalgrave Macmillan, 2015.