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
B.S., 1984, Cameron University
M.A., 1985, University of Texas at Dallas
M.A., 1987, Ph.D., 1989, Michigan State University
Office: Robinson 103
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, Professor
B.S., 1999, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.B.A., 2001, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
M.S, and Ph.D., 2007, Pennsylvania State University
Office: Robinson 111
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
B.A., 1975, Alma College
M.B.A., 1978, Indiana University
Phone: 517/629-0343; Office: Robinson 118
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 M. Carlson, Assistant Professor
B.S., 1979, Ball State University
M.B.A., 1999, University of Cincinnati
Ph.D., 2012, University of Cincinnati
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
B.A., 1971, Albion College
J.D., 1974, University of Detroit
Phone: 517/629-0419/0484; Office: Robinson 114
Courses: Business Law
Daniel Jaqua, Assistant Professor
B.A., 2007, Rice University
B.S., 2007 Rice University
Ph.D., 2015, University of Michigan
Phone: 517/629-0423; Office: Robinson 116
Courses: Principles of Microeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Economic Statistics.
Zhen Li, Professor
B.A., 1996, Peking University
M.A., 1999, Ph.D., 2004, Princeton University
Phone: 517/629-0490; Office: Robinson 102
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.
Gregory M. Saltzman, Professor and Interim Chair
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
Office: Robinson 101
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.
Renée Harlow, Department Secretary
B.A., 2012, Albion College
Phone: 517/629-0419; Office: Robinson 109
Daniel S. Christiansen, Professor Emeritus / Email:
Maurice Branch - Feb. 23, 2014: Professor Branch Passes Away
Economics and Management Department
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