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.

  • Vicki L. Baker


    Department Chair

    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: [email protected]
    Phone: 517-629-0238

  • Jon A. Hooks


    B.S., 1984, Cameron University
    M.A., 1985, University of Texas at Dallas
    M.A., 1987, Ph.D., 1989, Michigan State University
    CFA, 2000
    CFP®, 2023
    Appointed 1989

    On Sabbatical Fall 2024

  • 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: [email protected]
    Phone: 517-629-0423

  • Zhen Li


    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: [email protected]
    Phone: 517-629-0490

  • 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, Business Law, Entrepreneurship, Project Management & Leadership, and LA 101 Henry Ford: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

    Office: Robinson 112
    Email: [email protected]
    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: [email protected]
    Phone: 517-629-0424

  • Carrie Adamczyk

    Visiting Assistant 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: [email protected]
    Phone: 517-629-0425

  • Dan Lake

    Visiting Professor

    B.S., 1995, Michigan State
    M.S., 1996, Northwestern University
    Ph.D candidate (ABD), 2013, Michigan State University
    Appointed 2019

    Courses: Marketing Principles, International Marketing

    Office: Olin Hall 213
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 517-629-0352

  • John B. Bedient

    Associate Professor

    B.A., 1975, Business Administration, Alma College;
    M.B.A., 1979, Indiana University
    C.P.A., 1977, Michigan,
    Former Staff Auditor for Ernst & Ernst
    Former Publisher of Marshall Chronicle

    Courses: E&M 211 Financial Accounting, E&M 310 Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting, E&M 317 Accounting Information Systems

    Office: Robinson 118
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 517-629-0343

  • Renée T. Harlow

    Administrative Assistant

    B.A., 2012, Albion College

    Office: Robinson 109
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 517-629-0419

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