Faculty and Staff

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.

  • John B. Bedient

    Associate Professor

    Department Chair

    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.

    Office: Robinson 118
    Email: jbedient@albion.edu
    Phone: 517-629-0343

  • 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
    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

    Office: Robinson 111
    Email: vbaker@albion.edu
    Phone: 517/629-0238

  • 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
    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.

    Website: campus.albion.edu/jonhooks

    Office: Robinson 103
    Email: jhooks@albion.edu
    Phone: 517-629-0530

  • Keyvan Kasaian

    Assistant Professor

    B.Sc., 2011 Amirkabir University of Technology
    M.B.A., 2014 Sharif University of Technology
    Ph.D., 2021 University of Texas at Dallas
    Appointed 2021
    Courses: Marketing Principles, Consumer Behavior, Business Analytics Using R, and Digital Marketing.

    Office: Robinson 101
    Email: kkasaian@albion.edu
    Phone: 517-629-0422

  • Seolah Kim

    Assistant Professor

    B.A., 2012 Korea University
    M.A., 2014 Seoul National University
    Ph.D., 2020 University of California, Riverside
    Appointed 2020

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

    Office: Robinson 116
    Email: skim@albion.edu
    Phone: 517-629-0423

  • Zhen Li

    Professor

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

    Office: Robinson 102
    Email: zli@albion.edu
    Phone: 517-629-0490

  • Roy Mathews

    Visiting Adjunct Professor

    B.B.A., 1990, University of Michigan
    B.S., 2007, University of Phoenix
    M.B.A., 2009, University of Phoenix

    Appointed 2020

    Courses: Principles of Microeconomics, The Economy and Financial Markets, Financial Accounting and The Environment and Natural Resource Economics

    Office: Robinson 100
    Email: rmathews@albion.edu
    Phone: 517-629-0425

  • Stephen Young

    Assistant Professor

    B.A., 1999, University of Mississippi
    M.B.A., 2009, Capella University
    Ph.D., 2016, Indiana Institute of Technology
    Appointed 2022

    Courses: Managing People and Organizations, Strategic Management

    Office: Robinson 112
    Email: spyoung@albion.edu
    Phone: 517-629-0484

  • Connie O'Brien

    Assistant Professor

    B.A., 1991, College of St. Scholastic
    CPA, Active, State of Minnesota
    M.B.A., 2008, University of Minnesota Duluth
    D.B.A., 2016, Georgia State University
    Appointed 2022

    Courses: Financial Accounting, Managerial Cost Accounting, Fraud Examination.

    Office: Robinson 114
    Email: cobrien@albion.edu
    Phone: 517-629-0424

  • Leah Parker-Roth

    Visiting Adjunct Professor

    B.A. 2015, Albion College
    C.P.A. Active Michigan
    Appointed 2022

    Courses: Financial Accounting and Federal Income Taxation

    Office: Robinson 113
    Email: LParker-Roth@albion.edu
    Phone: 517-629-0462

  • Carrie Adamczyk

    Visiting Adjunct Professor

    B.A. 2017, Albion College
    M.A., 2019 DePaul
    M.A., 2022 Wayne State University
    Ph.D. Candidate, Wayne State University
    Appointed 2022

    Courses: Principles of Microeconomics

    Office: Robinson 100
    Email: cadamczyk@albion.edu
    Phone: 517-629-0425

  • Renée T. Harlow

    Administrative Assistant

    B.A., 2012, Albion College

    Office: Robinson 109
    Email: rharlow@albion.edu
    Phone: 517-629-0419

Faculty Emeriti

  • Scott Cracraft

    Professor Emeritus