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.
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
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.
Office: Robinson 111
B.S., 1999, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.B.A., 2001, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
M.S, and Ph.D., 2007, Pennsylvania State University
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 118
B.A., 1975, Alma College
M.B.A., 1978, Indiana University
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 112
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.
B.A., 1971, Albion College
J.D., 1974, University of Detroit
Courses: Business Law
B.S., 1984, Cameron University
M.A., 1985, University of Texas at Dallas
M.A., 1987, Ph.D., 1989, Michigan State University
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
Office: Robinson 116
B.A., 2007, Rice University
B.S., 2007 Rice University
Ph.D., 2015, University of Michigan
Courses: Principles of Microeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Economic Statistics, Econometrics.
Office: Robinson 102
B.S., Peking University, 1996
M.A., Princeton University, 1999
Ph.D., Princeton University, 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.
Adjunct Professor, Professor Emeritus
Office: Robinson 104
B.S., 1960 Bowling Green University
M.A., 1962, Ph.D., 1970 Michigan State University
Courses: Principles of Microeconomics.
Office: Robinson 113
M.B.A., 2005, Michigan State University
M.I.M., 2006, Thunderbird School of Global Management
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.
Office: Robinson 109
B.A., 2012, Albion College
Maurice Branch - Feb. 23, 2014: Professor Branch Passes Away
Economics and Management Department
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