Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff Directory


Sandeep Mazumder

Chair of Department and Associate Professor

(336) 758-4519 | Kirby Hall 216 | mazumds@wfu.edu

Research Interests: Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, International Economics

B.A. – Cambridge University
M.A. – Cambridge University/Johns Hopkins University
Ph.D. – Johns Hopkins University

See also WFU Expert File Listing

Fred Chen


(336) 758-5231 | Kirby Hall 204A | chenfh@wfu.edu

Research Interests: Economic Epidemiology, Bioeconomics

B.S. – University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D. – University of Chicago

Cottrell-214-x-300Allin F. Cottrell


(336) 758-5762 | Kirby Hall 214 | cottrell@wfu.edu

Research Interests: History of economic thought (Marx and Keynes in particular), Issues in Macroeconomics, and Theory of Economic Planning

B.A. – Oxford University
Ph.D. – University of Edinburgh

Professor Mark Curtis, Economics

Mark Curtis

Assistant Professor

(336) 758-4413 | Kirby Hall 215 | curtisem@wfu.edu

Research Interests: Environmental, Labor, Energy, Public

B.A. – Furman University
M.A. – Duke University
Ph.D. – Georgia State University

Tina DaltonChristina Marsh Dalton

Associate Professor

(336) 758-4495 | Kirby Hall 204B | daltonc@wfu.edu

Research Interests: Health Economics, Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics

B.A. – Cornell University
Ph.D. – University of Minnesota

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John T. Dalton

Associate Professor
F.M. Kirby Family Faculty Fellow

(336) 758-4084 | Kirby Hall 204 | daltonjt@wfu.edu

Research Interests: International Trade, Growth and Development, Macroeconomics, Economic History

B.A. – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A. – University of Minnesota
Ph.D. – University of Minnesota

Fran Flanagan

Associate Professor

(336) 758-2311 | Kirby Hall 208 | flanagfx@wfu.edu

Research Interests: Microeconomic Theory, Market Design, Law and Economics

B.A. – Washington University in St. Louis
Ph.D. – University of Wisconsin-Madison

Amanda Griffith

Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Department
Ollen R. Nalley Faculty Fellow

(336) 758-4523 | Kirby Hall 207 | griffial@wfu.edu

Research Interests: Economics of Education, Labor Economics, Public Economics

B.A. – Colgate University
M.A. – Cornell University
Ph.D. – Cornell University

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Jac C. Heckelman


(336) 758-5923 | Kirby Hall 205 | heckeljc@wfu.edu

Research Interests: Constitutional Convention, Interest Groups, Lottery Voting Mechanisms, Institutions, Spatial Models

B.A. – University of Texas
Ph.D. – University of Maryland

leungTin Cheuk (Tommy) Leung

Assistant Professor

(336) 758-3497 | Kirby Hall 224 | leungtc@wfu.edu

Research Interests: Applied Micro, Copyright, African Slave Trade

B.A. – Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
M.A. – University of Minnesota
Ph.D. – University of Minnesota

John A. MacDonald

Associate Teaching Professor

(336) 758-4457 | Kirby Hall 211 | macdonja@wfu.edu


B.A. – Wake Forest University
Ph.D. – University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Todd McFall

Assistant Teaching Professor

(336) 758-4055 | Kirby Hall 223 | mcfallta@wfu.edu

Research Interests: Sports and Economics, Industrial Organization, Personnel Economics

B.S. – Miami University
Ph.D. – North Carolina State University

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James R. Otteson

Professor and Thomas W. Smith Presidential Chair in Business Ethics

|232 Farrell Hall.  ottesojr@wfu.edu

Research Interests: Adam Smith, Political economy, History of economic thought.

B.A. – University of Notre Dame
Ph.D. – University of Chicago


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Jane Ryngaert 

Assistant Professor

(336) 758-6503 | Kirby Hall 210 | ryngaejm@wfu.edu

Research Interests: Macroeconomics and monetary policy, with a particular emphasis on how economic agents form their expectations

B.A. – College of William and Mary
Ph.D. – University of Texas at Austin


Koleman Strumpf Koleman Strumpf

Professor and Burchfield Presidential Chair of Political Economy

(336) 758-5410 | Kirby Hall 201 | strumpks@wfu.edu

Research Interests: File Sharing, Prediction Markets, Industrial Organization.

B.S. – Stanford University
A.B – Stanford University
Ph.D. – MIT

Margaret Triyana

Assistant Professor

(336) 758-5335 | Kirby Hall 206 | triyanm@wfu.edu

Research Interests: Development Economics and Human Capital with a focus on Health.

B.A., M.A, Ph.D. – University of Chicago

Robert M. Whaples

Hough Family Faculty Fellow and Professor

(336) 758-4916 | Kirby Hall 206 | whaples@wfu.edu

Research Interests: American Economic History, Consensus Among Economists, Political Economy.

B.A. – University of Maryland
Ph.D. – University of Pennsylvania

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John H. Wood

Reynolds Professor of Economics

(336) 758-5250 | Kirby Hall 213 | jw@wfu.edu

Research Interests: Monetary Theory and Policy

B.S. – Ohio University
M.A. – Michigan State University
Ph.D. – Purdue University


Visiting Faculty


Megan Regan

Visiting Associate Professor

(336) 758-2312 | Kirby Hall 224 | reganme@wfu.edu

Research Interests: Poverty and risk, structural determinants of poverty, regional economics.

BSBA, MEd, Ph.D. – University of Florida



Bilal Celik Bilal Celik

Visiting Assistant Professor

(336) 758-4527 | Kirby Hall 252B | celikb@wfu.edu

Research Interests: Public Economics in general and economics of natural disasters

B.A. – Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
M.S. – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D. – University of Tennessee – Knoxville

Andrew Graczyk Andrew Graczyk

Visiting Assistant Professor

(336) 758-4527 | Kirby Hall 212 | graczyac@wfu.edu

Research Interests: Asset Bubbles and Income Inequality

B.A. – University of South Carolina
Ph.D. – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



Donald E. Frey

Michael S. Lawlor

Claire H. Hammond

        J. Daniel Hammond

John C. Moorhouse

Perry L. Patterson


Staff Contacts

20140408economics1849Joanna Hamilton
Administrative Coordinator

Kirby Hall 225 (Calloway Center)
(336) 758-5334

Jo has enjoyed being in the Department since October 2013, having previously moved from England to Winston-Salem. If you have any questions about the Economics Department or perhaps about the UK before you go there to study, stop by and see her, or email. She will be happy to help.

Don Shegog
Instructional Technologist

Kirby Hall 105
(336) 758-4818

Member of Wake Forest University’s Instructional Technology Group. 

Summer Krstevska
ZSR Economics Department Library Liaison

Cheryl Hicks
Economics Department Career Coach
Office of Personal and Career Development
(336) 758-3327


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