Faculty & Staff

We have eight Ph.D. economists, one Master’s degree economist, and two Ph.D. finance professors in the department. Our professors have diverse backgrounds, receiving their doctorates from these well respected universities: Clemson, Georgia, Georgia State, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas (Arlington), Virginia, and Wisconsin. This degree of faculty diversity ensures that students receive a variety of perspectives in their studies. In terms of research, our faculty are very active and regularly publish in a variety of peer-reviewed journals.

Department of Economics and Finance

Administrative Faculty and Staff

Image
JJ Arias

Dr. J.J. Arias

Chair, Professor of Economics
401 Atkinson Hall
478-445-2085
Education

PhD
Texas A&M University, Economics, 1996

BS
Pennsylvania State University, Economics, 1990
 

Research Areas

Applied game theory, Economics education, Monetary economics

Image
Susan Whittle

Susan Whittle

Administrative Assistant
402 Atkinson Hall
478-445-4023
Education

BBA
Georgia College & State University, Business Administration, 1986

Economics Faculty

Image
Dr. Chris Clark

Dr. Chris Clark

Professor of Economics
415 Atkinson Hall
478-445-2588
Education

PhD
University Of Kentucky, Economics, 2005

MS
University Of Kentucky, Economics, 2003

BA
Eastern Kentucky University, Economics, 2001

 

 

 

 

Research Areas

Economics of Education, Economic Education, Economics of Gambling, Sports Economics

Website
Image
Dr. Brooke Conaway

Dr. Brooke Conaway

Associate Professor of Economics
413 Atkinson Hall
478-445-1240
Education

PhD
Clemson University, Applied Economics, 2009

MA
Clemson University, Applied Economics, 2007

BS
Georgia College & State University, Economics, 2003

 

 

 

 

Research Areas

Pedagogy and applied microeconomics

Image
brent evans

Dr. Brent Evans

Associate Professor of Economics
418A Atkinson Hall
478-445-8644
Education

PhD
Mississippi State University, Economics, 2013

BS
Georgia College & State University, Economics, 2008

 

 

Research Areas

Sports Economics, Personal Finance, Economics of Gambling, Economic Education

Image
Jessi Folks

Jessie Folk

Lecturer of Economics
433 Atkinson Hall
478-445-2415
Education

MS
University of Kentucky, Economics, 2003

BA
Eastern Kentucky University, Economics, 2001

 

 

Image
Dr. Oksana Grabova

Dr. Oksana Grabova

Lecturer of Economics
314 Atkinson Hall
478-445-4102
Education

PhD
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Economics, 2021 

MA
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Economics, 2018 

MS
Sevastopol National Technical University, Finance and Credit, 2012 

BS
Sevastopol National Technical University, Finance and Credit, 2011 

Research Areas

International trade and economic development

Image
Dr. Alexandre Ribeiro Scarcioffolo - Department of Economics and Finance

Dr. Alexandre Ribeiro Scarcioffolo

Assistant Professor of Economics
421 Atkinson Hall
478-445-1804
Education

PhD
West Virginia University, Natural Resource Economics, 2020

MA
Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Applied Economics, 2014

BA
Municipal University of Sao Caetano do Sul, Economics, 2011

 

 

 

 

Research Areas

Energy Economics, Commodity marketing, Environmental economics, Public economics

Image
Dr. John Swinton

Dr. John Swinton

Professor of Economics, Director of Center for Economic Education
416 Atkinson Hall
478-445-2591
Education

PhD
University Of Wisconsin Madison, Economics, 1996

MS
University Of Wisconsin Madison, Economics, 1991

BA
Oberlin College, Economics, 1986

Research Areas

Economic Education, Environmental economics, Economics of superheros

Image
Dr. Cullen Wallace - Department of Economics and Finance

Dr. Cullen Wallace

Assistant Professor of Economics
416 Atkinson Hall
478-445-2578
Education

PhD
Florida State University, Economics, 2020

MS
Florida State University, Economics, 2016

BS
Georgia College & State University, Economics, 2015

 

 

 

 

Research Areas

Public economics, Child welfare, Regional development

Website

Finance Faculty

Image
isarin durongkadej

Dr. Isarin Durongkadej

Assistant Professor of Finance
414 Atkinson Hall
478-445-3521
Education

PhD
Oklahoma State University, Finance, 2019

MBA
Oklahoma State University, 2015

MS
Oklahoma State University, Quantitative Financial Economics, 2015

BA
Thammasat University, Economics, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Areas

Corporate Finance, Market Microstructure, Banking, Bonds

Image
Dr. Leng Ling

Dr. Leng Ling

Professor of Finance
419 Atkinson Hall
478-445-2587
Education

PhD
Georgia State University, Finance, 2008

MBA
Georgia State University, Finance, 2002

BA
Wu Han University, China, Economics, 1995

 

 

 

 

Research Areas

Corporate finance, Mutual funds, and Behavioral economics and finance

Emeritus

Jo Ann Jones | Economics

Kenneth Jones | Economics

Joseph Samprone | Economics

William Kendrick Farr | Economics | 2011