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Southern Utah University
Cedar City, Utah 84720
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Professional Experience

1997-present SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY, Cedar City, UTProfessor of Managerial Economics
: Courses taught include introductory economics, managerial economics, business statistics and regression analysis, microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, public sector economics, international economics, and calculus for business and economics.

Director, SUU Center for Economic Education: Developed and taught courses in teacher education in economics. The Center seeks to increase economic literacy in Utah K-12 students through teacher education programs, workshops, and activities.

1991-1997 EDUCATION, Oak Ridge, TNSenior Research Economist
: Developed research topics, authored grant proposals, conducted research, authored technical reports, worked with sponsors and made oral presentations of findings. Management of projects included budgeting and development of milestones, scheduling, and deadlines. Developed computer and information systems, databases and data collection as well as managing computer and staff personnel. Served as resource for computer applications.
: Proposed, planned, organized, and directed studies and conferences to examine issues in science and science policy. Constructed interdisciplinary committees of distinguished scientists, directed committee staff and managed budgets and project scheduling. Authored research and committee reports and made oral presentations of findings.
1992-1996 PELLISSIPPI STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Knoxville, TNAdjunct Faculty, Economics
: Taught introductory economics courses.


University of Utah, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Economics

Research Interests

Economics of higher education, labor demand and supply for scientists, engineers and professionals. Current research on the determinants of minority and female science and engineering degree award rate; law school graduate employment and labor market characteristics.

Selected Publications and Activities

Foreign National Doctoral Students in US Economics Programs,” with Michael G. Finn, Journal of College Teaching and Learning, vol. 1 no. 11 (November 2004), pp. 7-16.

"Glass Ceilings or Sticky Floors: A Model of High-Income Lawyers," Journal of Labor Research, vol. 24 no. 4 (Fall 2003), pp. 695-711.

"Do Economists Make Better Lawyers? Undergraduate Degree Field and Lawyer Earnings," with R. Kim Craft, Journal of Economic Education, vol. 34 no. 3 (Summer 2003), pp. 263-81.

"The Influx of Women in the Legal Professions: An Economic Analysis" Monthly Labor Review, vol. 125 no. 8 (August 2002), pp. 14-24.

"Teaching and Research in Higher Education: Evidence from Research Universities” with R. Kim Craft, Southwest Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 1 no. 1 (Fall 2001), pp. 35-54.

"Leaving the Law: Occupational and Career Mobility of Law School Graduates" with Brian Jorgenson, Journal of Legal Education, vol 50 (March 2000), pp. 16-35.

"Research Administration in Colleges and Universities: Characteristics and Resources" with Alfred Wholpart, Research Management Review, vol. 10 no. 1 (fall 1998), pp. 33-55.

“Gender, Race and Ph.D. Completion In Natural Science and Engineering” Economics of Education Review, vol. 16 no. 1 (spring 1998), pp. 179-88.

"Future Jobs in Natural Science and Engineering: Shortage or Surplus?" with Michael G. Finn, Monthly Labor Review, February 1993 pp. 53-60.

"The Ph.D. Labor Market in the Year 2000: Technical Requirements and Public Policy" Technological Forecasting and Social Change, vol. 42 no. 3 (November 1992), pp. 261-72.

"Biomedical Research Scientists: Issues of Labor Supply and Training Quality" with Gerald S. Levey and Robert McGinnis; in Harold M. Swartz and Diane L. Gottheil (eds) The Education of Physician-Scholars Preparing for Leadership in the Health Care System (Rockville, MD: Betz Publishing Company, 1993).

"Unionization and Safety in Bituminous Deep Mines: Reply" with Bill Appleton, Journal of Labor Research, Spring 1985, pp. 217-20.

"The Effect of Unionization on Safety in Bituminous Deep Mines" with Bill Appleton, Journal of Labor Research, Spring 1984, pp. 139-47.

"Technological Change in U.S. Coal Mining: Issues and Evidence," Energy Exploration and Exploitation, Vol. 2 No. 3, 1982, pp. 233-41.

"Sources of Deep Coal Mine Productivity Change, 1962-1975," The Energy Journal, April 1981, pp. 95-106.

"Health Physics Workers in the Atomic Energy Field, 1968-2000," Health Physics Journal, November 1978, pp. 714-18.

Career Paths of the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellows of 1972-1981 (Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1994).

"Reconciling Estimates of U.S. Doctorates," with Michael G. Finn, (Oak Ridge, Tennessee: ORAU, 1995).

"Supply of Science and Engineering Graduates for the United States Nuclear Industry" with Larry Blair, in Proceedings of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Nuclear Energy Agency International Workshop on Qualified Manpower and Equipment (Paris, France: OECD, 1992).

"The Ph.D. Labor Market: A Primer" presentation to the Western Association of Graduate Schools, Eugene OR March 1994.

"The Labor Market for Life Scientists: What the Future May Bring" invited paper presented at the 1991 annual meetings of the American Society of Zoologists, Atlanta, Georgia December 1991.

"Determinants of Doctorate Completion: A Test of the Brenneman Model" paper given at the 65th annual meeting of the Western Economics Association, Seattle WA, 1991.

"Will There be Enough Ph.D.s in the Year 2000?" invited paper presented at the 1991 meetings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, D.C. February 1991.

"Supply and Demand for Biomedical and Behavioral Scientists" presented to the Advisory Board of the Director, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 1990.

Invited testimony before President Carter's Commission on Coal, 1978.