Faculty & Staff

Ben Baker

Ben Baker
M.A. University of South Carolina

I'm a certified public accountant, and I teach introductory, intermediate accounting, and cost accounting. 

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Aaron Finkle
Ph.D. University of Washington

I teach courses in microeconomics, law and economics, and industrial organization. My research interests are in the areas of industrial and organizational economics and agency theory.

Dylan Fitz

Dylan Fitz
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison

I teach courses in intermediate microeconomic theory, Latin American economics, and Latin American studies. My research interests include the causes of poverty, the evaluation of anti-poverty programs, risk, learning, and technology adoption.

Mark Foley

Mark C. Foley
Ph.D.  Yale University

I teach courses in game theory, econometrics, statistics, labor economics, microeconomic theory, and behavioral economics, an interdisciplinary subfield that blends psychological insights with economic models. 

Shyam Gouri Suresh

Shyam Gouri Suresh
Ph.D. University of Texas, Austin

I teach courses in macroeconomics and international trade. The focus of my research is macroeconomics, international economics, computational economics, and development economics.

Peter Neal Hess

Peter Neal Hess
Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

I teach economic principles, intermediate macroeconomic theory, mathematical economics, economic development, and economic growth and sustainable development.

Vikram Kumar

Vikram Kumar (Chair)
Ph.D. Vanderbilt University

I teach courses in macroeconomics and international trade and finance. My interests include international trade and finance, macroeconomic theory, and history of economic thought.

Dave Martin

Dave Martin
Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

I teach courses in environmental and natural resource economics, statistics, finance, econometrics, and environmental studies.

Melati Nungsari

Melati Nungsari
Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

I teach courses in introductory economics, public economics, and search and matching theory. My research interests are in the fields of industrial organization, search and matching theory, and applied game theory.

Clark Ross

Clark Ross
Ph.D. Boston College

My teaching interests include introductory economics, labor economics, comparative economic systems and economic transition, and U. S. economic history.

Fred Smith

Fred Smith
Ph.D. Vanderbilt University

I teach introductory economics, intermediate microeconomics, and public economics. My research focuses on urban economic history, so I also teach courses in urban economics and American economic history.

Alica Sparling

Alica Sparling
Ph.D.  University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

I teach health economics both for major and non-majors, as well as principles and intermediate microeconomic theory. The focus of my research is health economics.

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Caleb Stroup
Ph.D. Vanderbilt University

I teach courses in macroeconomics, financial economics, econometrics, and international economics.  My recent research studies how firms behave and markets perform in the face of uncertainty.

Staff

Meredith Mumma
Department Assistant
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