Faculty and Staff

Department of Economics and Management

Teaching and mentoring students is the first priority for Albion's Economics and Management faculty. Because of Albion's small class sizes, we get to know our students well.

Recent scholarly research by faculty addresses such topics as fighting botnets with economic uncertainty, ethical reasoning in management decision making, networking to develop a professional identity, equity market liberalization, cost-effectiveness of video conferencing to diagnose stroke patients in rural areas, and decision making principles of labor arbitrators in employment grievance cases.

Two Albion E&M professors have received prestigious fellowships from the National Science Foundation, and two have received Fulbright grants.

Jon A. Hooks, Professor

Jon A. Hooks

Professor

Email:
Office: Robinson 103
Phone: 517/629-0530
Web: campus.albion.edu/jonhooks/

B.S., 1984, Cameron University
M.A., 1985, University of Texas at Dallas
M.A., 1987, Ph.D., 1989, Michigan State University
C.F.A., 2000
Appointed 1989

Scholarship: Articles on mutual fund returns, asset allocation, and the stock market in Journal of Business Research and elsewhere. Author of a textbook, Economics: Foundations for Financial Services Providers.

Courses: Principles of Microeconomics, The Economy and Financial Markets, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Government Economics and Policy, Money and Banking, Portfolio Theory, Financial Management, Financial Markets.

Advisor: 2012 Fed Challenge Team, Investment Club, ODE-Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honors Society in Economics

Vicki L. Baker

Vicki L. Baker

Professor

Email:
Office: Robinson 111
Phone: 517/629-0238

B.S., 1999, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.B.A., 2001, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
M.S, and Ph.D., 2007, Pennsylvania State University
Appointed 2007

Scholarship: Development of professional identity and professional networks among doctoral students in business, education, and engineering. Moral disengagement and ethical decision making in business. Articles published in Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Higher Education, Studies in Higher Education, and elsewhere; chapters in scholarly books.

Courses: Managing People and Organizations, Human Resource Management, Women in Business and Leadership, Management, Lessons Learned at "The Office," Management Consulting, International Management.

Advisor: Delta Sigma Pi fraternity

John B. Bedient, Associate Professor

John B. Bedient

Associate Professor

Email:
Office: Robinson 118
Phone: 517/629-0343

B.A., 1975, Alma College
M.B.A., 1978, Indiana University
CPA, 1977
Appointed 1985

Courses: Financial Accounting, Managerial Cost Accounting, Intermediate Accounting I and II, Auditing, Accounting Information Systems, Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting, Marketing Principles and Decision-Making, Business Functions, Management, Financial Modeling with Excel

Advisor: VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance); Site Coordinator, Accounting Society.

John Carlson, Assistant Professor

John Carlson

Assistant Professor

Email:
Office: Robinson 112
Phone: 517/629-0424

B.S., 1979, Ball State University
CPA, 1982
C.M.A., 1984
M.B.A., 1999, University of Cincinnati
Ph.D., 2012, University of Cincinnati
Appointed 2012

Courses: Financial Accounting, Managerial Cost Accounting, Intermediate Accounting II, Selected Topics: Business Combinations and Federal Income Taxation.

Advisor: American Institute of CPA's (AICPA), 2012 Accounting Competition, Team Albion, VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance); Site Coordinator, Accounting Society.

Mark Garrison, Adjunct Instructor

Mark Garrison

Adjunct Instructor

Email:
Office: Robinson 114
Phone: 517/629-0419 & 517/629-0484

B.A., 1971, Albion College
J.D., 1974, University of Detroit
Appointed 1986

Courses: Business Law

Daniel Jaqua, Assistant Professor

Daniel Jaqua

Assistant Professor

Email:
Office: Robinson 116
Phone: 517/629-0423

B.A., 2007, Rice University
B.S., 2007 Rice University
Ph.D., 2015, University of Michigan
Appointed 2015

Courses: Principles of Microeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Economic Statistics.

Zhen Li, Professor

Zhen Li

Professor

Email:
Office: Robinson 102
Phone: 517/629-0490

B.S., Peking University, 1996
M.A., Princeton University, 1999
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2004
Appointed 2004

Scholarship: Economics of computer networks and computer security, equity market liberalization and economic development. Articles in Journal of Security and Communication Networks and in Journal of Economic Development; papers in peer-reviewed conference proceedings; chapter in scholarly book.

Courses: Principles of Microeconomics, The Economy and Financial Markets, Intermediate Macroeconomics, The Chinese Economy, International Finance, International Trade.

James McCarley, Adjunct Professor, Professor Emeritus

James McCarley

Adjunct Professor, Professor Emeritus

Email:
Phone: 517/629-0444
Office: Robinson 104

 
Gregory M. Saltzman, Professor

Gregory M. Saltzman

Professor
Department Chair

Email:
Office: Robinson 101
Phone: 517/629-0422
Web: campus.albion.edu/gsaltzman

S.B., 1976, S.M., 1976, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Junior year, 1974-75, London School of Economics
M.A., 1978, Ph.D., 1982, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Appointed 1986

Scholarship: Union-management relations, labor and employment law, labor arbitration, health insurance, occupational safety and health, health care cost-effectiveness. Articles in Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Transportation Journal, Neurology, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and elsewhere. Chapters in scholarly books, including a National Bureau of Economic Research conference volume. Scholarly book: Truck Driver Occupational Safety and Health.

Courses: Principles of Microeconomics; Issues in Modern Political Economy; Labor Law, Unions, and Management; Labor Economics; Human Resource Management; Health Economics; Negotiation and Dispute Resolution; Health Policy in the U.S. and Canada; Economics, Politics, and Environmental Policy.

Joy Nakfoor, Professor

Joy Nakfoor

Visiting Instructor

Email:
Office: Robinson 113
Phone: 517/629-0462

M.B.A., 2005, Michigan State University
M.I.M., 2006, Thunderbird School of Global Management
Appointed 2013

Courses: Managing People and Organizations, Marketing Principles and Decision Making, Supply Chain Management, Women In Business, Issues in Business and Leadership, International Management and the International Entrepreneurial Exchange- with France, Business-General Business of Service Marketing.

Advisor: Chaperone and Instructor for the Gerstacker Institute's trip to France for the International Entrepreneurial Exchange program with Sup de V.

Renée Harlow, Department Secretary

Renée Harlow

Department Secretary

Email:
Office: Robinson 109
Phone: 517/629-0419

B.A., 2012, Albion College

 

Faculty Emeriti

Daniel S. ChristiansenDaniel S. Christiansen, Professor Emeritus / Email:

 

Smith-Gaylord-100  Gaylord Smith, Professor Emeritus / Email:

Larry SteinhauerLarry Steinhauer, Professor Emeritus / Email:

Maurice Branch - Feb. 23, 2014: Professor Branch Passes Away

Scott Cracraft

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Economics and Management Department
Albion College
Robinson Hall
611 East Porter St.
Albion, MI 49224

Office: 517/629-0419
Fax: 517/629-0428
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