Economics and Finance

West Chester University

Contact Info
Office: 309C Anderson Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone (610) 436-3331
Email: Department Chair


Economics and Finance




305 Anderson Hall
GAbdesaken@wcupa.edu
Gerald Abdesaken
Economics and Finance (2013)
Assistant Professor
B.S., Pennsylvania State University
M.A., Berlin School of Economics
Ph.D., Bocconi University

Dr. Abdesaken is an Assistant Professor of Finance in the Department of Economics and Finance.  He earned his PhD in Finance from Bocconi University in 2013.  He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Penn State and a Master of Arts in International Economics from the Berlin School of Economics.  His research interests include asset management, empirical asset pricing and market-based accounting.



313 Anderson Hall
tandrews@wcupa.edu
http://courses.wcupa.edu/tandrews/
Phone: (610) 436-1082
Thomas Andrews
Economics and Finance (1997)
Associate Professor
B.S., West Chester University
M.A., Temple University
Ph.D., Temple University

Dr. Andrews is an associate professor in the Economics and Finance Department at West Chester University. Dr. Andrews earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Temple University in 1996. Dr. Andrews has written articles on environmental economics, the teaching of economics, and the determinants of price in eBay auctions. He has been published in the Pennsylvania Economic Review, Atlantic Economic Journal, Perspectives in Economic Education Research and Journal of Economic Education.


322 Anderson Hall
cbenzing@wcupa.edu
Phone: (610) 436-2217
Cynthia D. Benzing
Economics and Finance (1988)
Professor
B.S., Pennsylvania State University
M.B.A., Drexel University
Ph.D., Drexel University

Dr. Benzing is a professor and the Chairperson of the Economics and Finance Department at West Chester University. She earned her Ph.D. in Business from Drexel University in 1987 and her CFA in 1992. Dr. Benzing has written extensively on inflation, merger activity in the U.S., the teaching of economics, and international finance. She has been published in the Review of Industrial Organization, Journal of Economic Education, Eastern Economic Journal, Atlantic Economic Journal, Pennsylvania Economic Review, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, and Journal of Small Business Management.


323D Anderson Hall
Scondliffe@wcupa.edu
Phone: (610) 436-2676
Simon Condliffe
Economics and Finance (2008)
Assistant Professor
B.A. University of Humberside, England
M.S., Ph.D. University of Delaware

Dr. Condliffe earned his Ph.D. in Economics from University of Delaware in 2003. He served as an economist for the Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research at the University of Delaware from 1999 to 2008. He has conducted research related to health care and economic development for the state of Delaware. Dr. Condliffe has published research on environmental regulation (Journal of Regulatory Economics), health care (American Economic Review), and economic development (Municipal Finance Journal).


333B Anderson Hall


David J. Doorn
Economics and Finance (2012)
Associate Professor
B.A., University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Ph.D., North Carolina State University
Academic Qualification in Finance, Virginia Polytechnic and State University

Dr. Doorn earned his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in 2003. While working on his Ph.D., he was employed as an economist at the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. He then taught economics at University of Minnesota Duluth for eight years. In summer 2011 Dr. Doorn completed the AACSB-Endorsed Post-Doctoral Program in Finance at Virginia Tech and is now academically qualified in finance as well as economics.Dr. Doorn has been published in Applied Economics Letters, the International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Applied Economics, and Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies.


304 Anderson Hall
kdunleavy@wcupa.edu
Phone: (610) 436-3422
Kevin G. Dunleavy
Economics and Finance (1979)
Assistant Professor
B.A., University of Delaware
Ph.D., Duke University

Dr. Kevin Dunleavy earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Duke University in 1979. His primary research interests are monetary theory and banking. Dr. Dunleavy's most recent publications were in the Pennsylvania Economic Review and the Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly.


313 Anderson Hall
eisgin@wcupa.edu
Phone: (610) 436-2834
Website
Ebru Işgin
Economics and Finance (2012)
Assistant Professor
B.A., Bogaziçi University, Turkey
M.A., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Dr. Işgin earned her Ph.D. in Economics from Rutgers University. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey. Dr. Işgin won the Sidney I. Simon Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching and the Alfred S. Eichner Prize in Economics at Rutgers in 2011. In 2012 Dr. Işgin won another prestigious teaching award at Rutgers: the School of Arts and Sciences Award for Distinguished Contributions in Undergraduate Education. Her primary areas of research are labor economics and experimental economics.



309C Anderson Hall
okara@wcupa.edu
Phone: (610) 436-3331
Orhan Kara
Economics and Finance (2003)
Professor
B.A., University of Ankara
M.A., Ph.D, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Chairperson

Dr. Kara is an associate professor in the Economics and Finance Department at West Chester University. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Ph.D. in Economics of Education from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Kara's areas of research include the rate of return on education, occupational gender wage discrimination, and international trade flows. His work has been published in the International Review of Applied Economics, International Trade Journal, Journal of Economic Studies and Journal of Small Business Management.


309C Anderson Hall
hli@wcupa.edu
http://courses.wcupa.edu/hli
Phone: (610) 436-6947
Huimin Li
Economics and Finance (2004)
Associate Professor
B.E., Xi'an Jiaotong University (China)
M.A., Xi'an Jiaotong University (China)
MBA, Drexel University
Ph.D., Drexel University

Dr. Li is an associate professor in the Economics and Finance Department at West Chester University. Dr. Li earned her Ph.D. in Business Administration from Drexel University in 2004. Dr. Li has written articles on financial contagion, inter-linkages among international stock markets and oil markets, and volatility of financial markets. She has been published in the Journal of International Money and Finance, Quantitative Finance, Global Finance Journal, International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of Economics and Business, Finance Letters, Energy Economics, the North American Journal of Economics and Finance, and Issues in Innovation.


323B Anderson Hall
MMalcolm@wcupa.edu
Phone: (610) 738-0413
Michael Malcolm
Economics and Finance (2013)
Assistant Professor
B.A., Bucknell University
Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Malcolm is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics and Finance. He holds a B.A. in music and economics from Bucknell University and earned his Ph.D. in economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007. He taught in the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at the American University of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates. His academic interests lie in applied microeconomics, particularly game theory and the economics of household interactions. His research has been published in Economics Letters, Applied Economics and the Review of Economics of the Household.


305 Anderson Hall
MMarciniak@wcupa.edu
Marek R. Marciniak
Economics and Finance (2013)
Assistant Professor
B.A. Teachers Training College (Poland, 1994)
M.A. University of Silesia (Poland, 1996)
M.A. Eastern Illinois University (1998) M.B.A. Easter Illinois University (2005)
Ph.D. Florida Atlantic University (2013)

Marek R. Marciniak is an assistant professor in the Economics and Finance Department at West Chester University. He has earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration (emphasis in Finance) from Florida Atlantic University in 2013. His research interests include illegal insider trading, mergers and acquisitions, stock indices, international finance, foreign direct investment, exchange-traded funds, industry contagion effects, and capital structure. He has been published in the Journal of Economics and Finance, Global Business and Finance Review, Journal of Economics and Business, and Institutional Investor's 8th Annual Guide to Exchange-Traded Funds.


Anderson Hall
tmiller@wcupa.edu
Phone: (610) 436-3460
Thomas Miller
Economics and Finance (2011)
Assistant Professor
B.S., Villanova University
MBA, Villanova University
Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University


Thomas Miller is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics and Finance. He earned his BS in business administration and MBA with a finance concentration from Villanova University. He is completing his doctoral studies at the Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business, where he taught courses in Corporate Finance and Financial Markets and Institutions. Professor Miller's research interests include corporate finance, dividend and payout policy, financial markets, mergers and acquisitions, investments, and derivatives. His articles have been published in the Journal of Trading and in the series Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting.
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309C Anderson Hall
MSaboe@wcupa.edu
Phone: (610) 436-2964
Matt Saboe
Economics (2013)
Assistant Professor
B.A., Moravian College
Ph.D., Lehigh University

Dr. Saboe is an assistant professor of economics. He earned a B.A. in economics and mathematics from Moravian College and a Ph.D. in economics from Lehigh University. Dr. Saboe's research interests are at the intersection of urban, industrial organization, and innovation economics. His current research explores how cities affect the emergence, survival, and capital acquisition of entrepreneurs.


323DC Anderson Hall
chini@wcupa.edu
Phone: (610) 436-3295
Roberta Schini
Economics and Finance (2001)
Assistant Professor
B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School

Dr. Schini earned her B.S. in Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. She spent 15 years in management before studying at the University of Pennsylvania where she earned her Ph.D. in Risk Management and Insurance. During her management career, she worked primarily in the fields of health insurance and managed care. Before coming to West Chester University, Dr. Schini was an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska. She has recently had an article published in the Journal of Financial Education.


313 Anderson Hall
ttolin@wcupa.edu
Phone: (610) 436-1082
Thomas W. Tolin
Economics and Finance (1992)
Associate Professor
B.A., University of Southwestern Louisiana
Ph.D., University of Houston

Dr. Tolin is an associate professor in the Economics and Finance Department at West Chester University. Dr. Tolin earned his Ph.D. from the University of Houston in 1992. The focus of Dr. Tolin's research has been the economics of domestic public policy, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and the provision of public education.


304 Anderson Hall
bulupinar@wcupa.edu
Phone: (610) 436-436-9468
Bahar Ulupinar
Economics and Finance (2010)
Assistant Professor
B.A., Ege University in Turkey
Ph.D., Louisiana State University (2010)

Dr. Bahar Ulupinar is an assistant professor of Finance. She holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Ege University in Turkey and a Ph.D. in Finance from Louisiana State University (2010). Dr. Ulupinar taught Corporate Finance and Investments at Louisiana State University for 4 years and was a recipient of the E. J. Ourso College of Business teaching Award at LSU. Her areas of research are corporate governance, analyst bias and SEOs.


327 Anderson Hall
dzheng@wcupa.edu
Phone: (610) 430-4635
Dazhi Zheng
Economics and Finance (2010)
Assistant Professor
B. Eng, Tsinghua University (China)
Master of Finance,the University of Illinois
Ph.D. from Drexel University

Dr. Zheng is an assistant professor of Finance. He holds a B. Eng from Tsinghua University (China), a Master of Finance from the University of Illinois. Dr. Zheng received a docorate in Finance from Drexel University in 2010. His research interests include investments, international finance, behavioral finance, and corporate finance. He has published in the Journal of Banking and Finance.


304 Anderson Hall
lzhu@wcupa.edu
Phone: (610) 430-5671
Lei Zhu
Economics and Finance (2006)
Associate Professor
B.E. , M.S. Hohai University (China)
Ph.D. Drexel University

Dr. Zhu is an associate professor in the Economics and Finance Department at West Chester University. She earned her Ph.D. in Business Administration from Drexel University in 2005. Dr. Zhu has written articles on foreign direct investment, information technology, and international finance. She has been published in the Journal of Economic Integration, Review of International Economics, and Southern Economic Journal.