PhD in Economics, Colorado State University, 2011
Bret Anderson is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Southern Oregon University, where his teaching and research are tightly woven together and focus on global aspects of human development and inequalities. As an applied macroeconomist, Professor Anderson studies how growth, structural change, and institutional settings influence economic livelihoods differentially for women, men, and young people. His work has been published in World Development, Journal of Economic Issues, Politics and Policy, and others. At SOU he teaches Micro and Macroeconomics, Money, Banking, and Financial Institutions, America in the Global Economy, the Senior Capstone Research Seminar, and other courses related to inclusive growth, social justice, and the macroeconomics of gender and youth issues.
PhD, Economics, University of Utah, 1986; Post Doc Berkley, 1988
Richard P.F. Holt is an award-winning writer. He has authored, co-authored and edited a number of books, two of which were named a Choice Outstanding Academic Book Title for the years 2005 and 2010. He grew up in Monterey, California and did his undergraduate work at Occidental College in Philosophy and classics and graduate work at University of Utah and University of California at Berkeley in Economics. He is avid worldwide hiker. See Ric’s full bio here.
PhD, University of Technology Sydney, 2010
A facilitator, author and social entrepreneur, Donnie Maclurcan is passionate about all things not-for-profit. Originally from Australia, he moved to the U.S. in 2013, from where he runs the Post Growth Institute, exploring how our economy can flourish within ecological limits. As a consultant, Donnie has helped more than 400 not-for-profit projects start, scale and sustain their work, while his own initiatives include co-founding: Free Money Day, the Post Growth Alliance, the (En)Rich List, Cascades Hub, and Project Australia. As a Distinguished Fellow with the U.K. Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Systems, an Associate with the Australian-based Institute for Sustainable Futures and a Fellow of the Findhorn Foundation, Donnie holds a PhD in Social Science from the University of Technology, Sydney.
PhD, Economics, University of Utah, 2018
Jacki Strenio is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Southern Oregon University. Her research and teaching interests are in health and gender economics. Her current research explores the gendered consequences of intimate partner violence over the life cycle on educational attainment, labor market outcomes, and overall economic wellbeing in the US. She incorporates a plurality of frameworks in her teaching and research to explore economic issues, emphasizing their historical, political, and social contexts. She holds a Higher Education Teaching Specialist (HETS) designation and is committed to implementing more effective, research-backed practices in her classrooms and encouraging diversity in economics education more broadly. She teaches Principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, and Health Economics at SOU.
PhD in Economics, University of Nevada Reno, 2015; MBA, Finance and Financial Management Services, The University of Dallas, 2010; Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.), Civil Engineering, King’s Mongkut University of Technology Thonburi, 2007
Rattaphon Wuthisatian is an Assistant Professor of Business and Economics at Southern Oregon University. He has teaching responsibilities in both the School of Business and the Economics Program. His research and teaching interests include behavioral finance/economics, macroeconomics, financial economics, business economics, and applied econometrics. At SOU, Professor Wuthisatian teaches various courses in economics and finance, including Macroeconomics, Business Cycles and Macroeconomic Forecasting, Economic Analysis, Principles of Finance, Personal Finance, Financial Market and Institutions, International Financial Management, and Quantitative Methods and Application. His research has appeared in Review of Behavioral Finance, Journal of Behavioral Economics for Policy, International Journal of Financial Markets and Derivatives, Management Research Review, among others.
Program Chair, Professor
PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1987
At SOU, Professor Young teaches classes in International Economics, Labor Economics, Labor Relations, Economic Development, and Gender Issues in Economics. She has been studying and writing about the Mexican economy for over 30 years. Her doctoral thesis examined how the introduction of U.S. food processing plants in the state of Guanajuato destabilized regional agricultural employment and exacerbated migratory flows into the United States. In more recent years, Professor Young’s research has focused on Mexico’s neoliberal economic policies and on the North American Free Trade Agreement’s impact on the Mexican agricultural sector.