Vice President for Planning, 2013 - present.
Vice Provost, 2013-2016.
Senior Associate Dean of the Faculty and Vice Provost for Planning and Institutional Research, 2006-2013.
Department of Economics, Franklin & Marshall College, 1982 - present; Professor of Economics, 1995 - present; Sigmund M. and Mary B. Hyman Professor of Economics, 1998-2002.
Chair, Board of Directors, Millport Conservancy, 2016 - present.
A.B., Bucknell University, 1978. Ph.D. (economics), University of Virginia, 1983.
Public Finance and Income Distribution. Evaluation of governmental transfer and subsidy programs. Decision theory. Applications of statistical methods.
Publications in Economics:
“Addressing Under-Matching In College Enrollment: Toward An Economic Rationale And A Case Study.” Forthcoming in S. D. Kominers and A. Teytelboym, editors, More Fair By Design: Economic Design Responses To Inequality (Oxford University Press). (with Daniel R. Porterfield)
"George Eliot and Rational Economic Agents." Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, 8 (1997): 127-143.
"How Large are Welfare's Work Disincentives?" International Journal of Social Economics, 23 (No. 9 in 1996): 61-68.
"The Relative Effects of Unionism on the Earnings Distributions of Women and Men." Industrial Relations 31 (Spring 1992): 382-393 (with Sean Flaherty).
"Union Density and Social Welfare Benefits." Atlantic Economic Society Best Paper Proceedings 2 (January 1992): 184-188 (with Sean Flaherty).
Statistics for Economics: An Intuitive Approach. HarperCollins Publishers, 1992 (with accompanying Instructor's Manual).
"Unionism and Income Inequality: A Comment on Rubin." Industrial and Labor Relations Review 43 (October 1989): 131-137 (with Sean Flaherty).
"Inequality in Education Attainment and the Distribution of Income." St. John's University Review of Business 10 (Fall 1988): 5-10 (invited paper for a symposium on "Equalizing the Distribution of Income").
"The Economic Evaluation of Food Stamps: An Intertemporal Analysis with Nonlinear Budget Constraints." Public Finance Quarterly 16 (January 1988): 3-29.
"A Common Fallacy About In-Kind Subsidies: A Housing Program Application." Eastern Economic Journal 12 (April-June 1986): 149-157.
"Variable Versus Fixed Rate Subsidies: Are the Latter Necessarily Less Efficient?" Public Finance Quarterly 14 (January 1986): 100-106.
"Do Recipients Necessarily Prefer Cash Grants to Excise Subsidies?" Public Finance Quarterly 13 (October 1985): 422-435.
“Intertemporal Effects, Intertemporal Substitutability, and the Analysis of In-Kind Subsidy Programs.” Public Finance Quarterly 12 (October 1984): 395-406.
“Can an English major become a stock broker?” Unigo (February 2010 on-line at: http://www.unigo.com/articles/what%5E38%5E3539%3bs_your_degree_really_worth%5E63/ -- no longer available)
“Can a Non-Science Major Become a Scientist? A Study of College Majors and Future Occupations.” JLGH The Journal of Lancaster General Hospital 4 (Fall 2009): 84-86.