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Associate Professor/Chair

University of Central Oklahoma

Education and Certifications

Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Oklahoma

Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma

Classes Taught

Undergraduate: Electricity Economics, Law and Economics, Antitrust and Regulation, Industrial Organization, Introduction to Energy Economics, Principles of Business Statistics, Labor Economics, Principles of Microeconomics, Public Finance, Government in Relation to Business and Game Theory

Graduate:  “Market Structure, Regulation, and Antitrust”, Game Theory, “Prices, Profits, and the Market Economy” for the MBA program.

 

Experience

Professor of Economics

Expert Witness in Antitrust cases

Expert Witness providing economic damages

Has served as a economic consultant in the natural gas industry, antitrust issues, Oklahoma Liquor policy and property rights valuation 

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of Faculty Merit Credit Award for Teaching Excellence 2012-2013
  • Recipient of the Vanderford Outstanding Teacher Award for 2009
  • Recipient of the College of Business Excellence in Teaching Award for 2008-2009
  • Recipient of the Department of Economics and International Business Excellence in Teaching Award for 2008-2009
  • Recipient of the College of Business Exemplary Service Award for 2011-2012
  • Recipient of the Department of Economics and International Business Exemplary Service Award for 2011-2012

 

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

Books:

The Economics of Sales Below Cost Laws: The Effects of State Legislation on Small Businesses, VDM Publishing, September, 2008.

Articles:

“Classroom Game Simulations: The Market for Wholesale Electric Power”, Global Education Journal/ Franklin Publishing Company, 2014(3).

“The Economics of Regulation”, in Developing the Oklahoma Economy, ed. Michael Lapolla, The Oklahoma Academy, Oklahoma City, OK. (2011)

“State SBC Laws: Hunting Sheep in Wolves Clothing”, Journal of Economics, Vol. XXXVII, No. 1 (2011)

“Repetition, Reiteration, and Duplication: Emphasizing Mastery and Variety in Statistics”, Global Education Journal, June 2010.

“Resale Price Maintenance under the Rule of Reason: Is Leegin a Landmark Decision that will be

Limited to Academic Debate?”, Franklin Business and Law Review Journal, June 2010.

Co-authored with Dr. Mickey Hepner, An Economic Analysis of SB 879, UCO Policy Institute, March 2009.

Co-authored with Dr. Mickey Hepner, Incarceration: How Much Is Too Much? ,  in Crime & Punishment Oklahoma Style, ed. Michael Lapolla, The Oklahoma Academy, Oklahoma City, OK. (2008)

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