Department of Economics

Faculty and Staff

Faculty

Garcia-Perez, Monica

Garcia-Perez, Monica

Associate Professor of Economics
PhD University of Maryland, College Park

Econometrics, labor economics, studies of immigration, macroeconomics.

Fall 2017 Office Hours
On leave

Hampton, Nathan Eric

Hampton, Nathan Eric

Associate Professor of Economics
Major Advisor
PhD University of California, Santa Barbara

320.308.3825 | SH 379
nehampton@stcloudstate.edu

Microeconomics, natural resources.

Fall 2017 Office Hours
Monday thru Friday: 11 a.m.-Noon

Hughes, Patricia

Hughes, Patricia

Professor of Economics
Department Chair
Internship Director
Mathematical Economics Advisor
Director Data Analytics Graduate Certificate
PhD University of California, Santa Barbara

320-308-2076 | SH 386
pahughes@stcloudstate.edu

Urban economics, public finance, financial management, econometrics.

Fall 2017 Office Hours
Monday and Wednesday: 2-5 p.m.
Thursday: 3:30-5 p.m.
And by appointment.

 Kang, Eungmin

Kang, Eungmin

Associate Professor of Economics
PhD Georgia State University

320-308-5223 | SH 383
ekang@stcloudstate.edu

Money and banking, international finance, econometrics.

Fall 2017 Office Hours
Monday and Wednesday: 2-3:30 p.m. 
And by appointment.

Komai, Mana

Professor of Economics
Director MS in Applied Economics
5-year BA/MS Program Advisor
PhD Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Microeconomics, game theory, experimental economics.

Fall 2017 Office Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
And by appointment.

MacDonald, Lynn

MacDonald, Lynn

Associate Professor of Economics
Economics Association Advisor
Major Advisor
Senior to Sophomore
Ph.D. Florida State University

320-308-2264 | SH 377
lcmacdonald@stcloudstate.edu

Public finance, labor economics.

Fall 2017 Office Hours
Monday and Wednesday: 11 a.m.-Noon
Tuesday and Thursday: 1-3 p.m.
Friday: 2-4 p.m.
And by appointment.

MacDonald, Richard

MacDonald, Richard

Associate Professor of Economics
Interim Director SoPA Research Institute
Research Fellow at Varna Free University
PhD SUNY, Binghamton

320-308-4781 | SH 385
ramacdonald@stcloudstate.edu

Monetary economics, banking, economic education.

Fall 2017 Office Hours
By appointment (Alnwick Castle)

Manamperi, Nimantha

Manamperi, Nimantha

Assistant Professor of Economics
Ph.D. Texas Tech University

Monetary economics, time series econometrics, financial crisis and economic growth.

Fall 2017 Office Hours

Face to Face office hours
Monday: 10-12:30 p.m. (for ECON 481 only) and 12:30-2:30 p.m. (Open to all)
Tuesday: 12:15-1 p.m. (Open to all)

Virtual office hours
Wednesday and Friday: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Online classes only)

And by appointment.

Moghaddam, Masoud

Moghaddam, Masoud

Professor of Economics
Ph.D. Iowa State University of Science and Technology

320-308-4209 | SH 384
mmoghaddam@stcloudstate.edu

Econometrics, mathematical economics, monetary economics, international trade.

Fall 2017 Office Hours
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 10-11 a.m., Noon-1 p.m., 2-3 p.m.
And by appointment.

Ratha, Artatrana

Ratha, Artatrana

Professor of Economics
Fulbright Fellow 2010-2011
PhD University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

320-308-2226 | SH 382
aratha@stcloudstate.edu

Open-economy macroeconomics, development economics, time-series econometrics.

Fall 2017 Office Hours
Tuesday and Thursday: 2-3:15 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:30-1 p.m.
And by appointment

Rebeck, Kenneth

Rebeck, Kenneth

Professor of Economics
Omicron Delta Epsilon Advisor
Senior to Sophomore
Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Economics education, personal finance education, microeconomics.

Fall 2017 Office Hours
Monday*: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (online)  
Tuesday: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (SH 376)
Wednesday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (SH 376)
Thursday: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (SH 376); 2-4 p.m. (SH 376)
And by appointment (I’m usually quite available online Fridays)                                         

*Online office hours must begin with an email to me.  Often times an email reply will be sufficient, but other times we may move to join.me, or another means of communication. 

Traditional office hours will take place in my office (SH 376). 

Switzer, David

Switzer, David

Associate Professor of Economics
Economics Association Advisor
Major Advisor
Assessment and Tk20 Coordinator, SoPA
Faculty Director of Assessment
PhD Washington University, St. Louis

320-308-3163 | SH 378
dmswitzer@stcloudstate.edu

Industrial organization, applied microeconomics.

Fall 2017 Office Hours
Monday: Noon-1 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday: Noon-1 p.m. and 2-3 p.m.

Staff

Swan, Melanie

Department Manager

320-308-2227 | SH 386
miswan@stcloudstate.edu

Emeriti

Gleisner, Richard

Grossman, Philip

Larkin, Andrew

Lofgreen, Harold

Luksetich, William