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Associate Professor, Program Chair
PhD in Economics, Colorado State University, 2011
Bret Anderson is an Associate Professor and the chair of the Economics program at Southern Oregon University. Dr. Anderson’s teaching and research are tightly woven together and focus on global aspects of human development and labor market inequalities. As an applied macroeconomist, Professor Anderson studies how economic 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, International and Development Economics, 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, International Development, University of Technology Sydney, 2010
Donnie Maclurcan is an Affiliate Professor of Economics at Southern Oregon University and Executive Director of the Post Growth Institute – an international, not-for-profit organization working to enable collective wellbeing within ecological limits. His research interests span alternative forms of business ownership; credit unions, debt and financial flows; not-for-profit entrepreneurship; asset-based community development; and appropriate technology. As a consultant, Donnie has helped more than 500 not-for-profit projects across 34 countries to start, scale and sustain their work, while his own initiatives include developing the Offers and Needs Market, Free Money Day, the Post Growth Alliance, and the (En)Rich List. A Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, Distinguished Fellow with the U.K. Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Systems, and an Adjunct Professor with the Australian-based Institute for Sustainable Futures, Donnie holds a PhD in international development from the University of Technology, Sydney and is working on his fourth book, How on Earth: our future is not for profit.
Visiting Assistant Professor
PhD in Economics, Georg-August Universität Göttingen & GIGA Hamburg, 2017
Ana Negrete is a Visiting Assistant Professor of the Economics program at Southern Oregon University. She is associated with the University of Guanajuato (Mexico) and the Think Tank GIGA (Germany). She is a member of the Mexican National System of Researchers (SNI) and the Program for the Professional Development of Teachers (PRODEP).
Her research follows the “Theoria cum Praxi” or “science for the benefit of society” principle thus focusing on applied econometrics and having a policy making orientation. Dr. Negrete is passionate about economic development, she specializes in exploring the relationship between small scale enterprise performance with long term economic growth. For example, innovation, capital accumulation and firm’s growth potential. She teaches Macroeconomics, Impact Evaluation and Innovation.
Ana has participated in the United Nations in Geneva, the Mexican Central Bank, and the Global Economic Symposium. She was the Academic Coordinator of the B.Sc. Economics at the University of Guanajuato between 2019 and 2021. Dr. Negrete has lead research projects, pursued data collection in field work, engaged in policy evaluations and volunteered for a diversity of NGOs.
She is fluent in five languages: Spanish, English, German, French, and Portuguese. She is interested in meta-learning and in finding real life solutions that make people’s lives better. Some of her hobbies are walking and listening to audiobooks.
Birth name: Ana Karen Negrete García
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.
Milan (Kip) Sigetich