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Economics and Finance -- Department Faculty


 
Thomas Andrews
 
Economics and Finance      (1997)
Associate Professor
B.S., West Chester University   M.A., Temple University   Ph.D., Temple University

Dr. Andrews is an associate professor in the Economics and Finance Department at West Chester University. Dr. Andrews earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Temple University in 1996. Dr. Andrews has written articles on environmental economics, the teaching of economics, and the determinants of price in eBay auctions. He has been published in the Pennsylvania Economic Review, Atlantic Economic Journal, Perspectives in Economic Education Research and Journal of Economic Education.
313 Anderson Hall
tandrews@wcupa.edu
http://courses.wcupa.edu/tandrews/
Phone: (610) 436-1082
     
 
Cynthia D. Benzing
 
Economics and Finance      (1988)
Professor
B.S., Pennsylvania State University   M.B.A., Drexel University   Ph.D., Drexel University

Chairperson

Dr. Benzing is a professor and the Chairperson of the Economics and Finance Department at West Chester University. She earned her Ph.D. in Business from Drexel University in 1987 and her CFA in 1992. Dr. Benzing has written extensively on inflation, merger activity in the U.S., the teaching of economics, and international finance. She has been published in the Review of Industrial Organization, Journal of Economic Education, Eastern Economic Journal, Atlantic Economic Journal, Pennsylvania Economic Review, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, and Journal of Small Business Management.
322 Anderson Hall
cbenzing@wcupa.edu
http://courses.wcupa.edu/cbenzing/
Phone: (610) 436-2217
     
 
Simon Condliffe
 
Economics and Finance      (2008)
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Delaware   M.S., University of Delaware   B.A., University of Humberside, England

Dr. Condliffe earned his Ph.D. in Economics from University of Delaware in 2003. He served as an economist for the Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research at the University of Delaware from 1999 to 2008. He conducted research related to health care and economic development for the state of Delaware. Dr. Condliffe has published research on environmental regulation (Journal of Regulatory Economics), health care (American Economic Review), and economic development (Municipal Finance Journal).
323D Anderson Hall
Scondliffe@wcupa.edu
Phone: (610) 436-2676
     
 
Phillip M. DeMoss (Retired)
 
Economics and Finance      (1972)
Professor
B.A., Park College   M.A., Kansas State University   Ph.D., Kansas State University

Dr. DeMoss earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Kansas State University. He has been a professor at West Chester University since 1972. His area of research interest is financial aid in higher education. He was recently published in the Journal of Financial Education.
     
 
Kevin G. Dunleavy
 
Economics and Finance      (1979)
Assistant Professor
B.A., University of Delaware   Ph.D., Duke University

304 Anderson Hall
kdunleavy@wcupa.edu
http://courses.wcupa.edu/kdunleavy
Phone: (610) 436-3422
     
 
Orhan Kara
 
Economics and Finance      (2003)
Assistant Professor
B.A., University of Ankara   M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison   Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison   Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Dr. Kara is an associate professor in the Economics and Finance Department at West Chester University. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Ph.D. in Economics of Education from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Kara’s areas of research include the rate of return on education, occupational gender wage discrimination, and international trade flows. His work has been published in the International Review of Applied Economics, International Trade Journal, Journal of Economic Studies and Journal of Small Business Management.
309C Anderson Hall
okara@wcupa.edu
http://courses.wcupa.edu/okara
Phone: (610) 436-3331
     
 
Huimin Li
 
Economics and Finance      (2004)
Assistant Professor
B.E., Xi'an Jiaotong University (China)   M.A., Xi'an Jiaotong University (China)   MBA, Drexel University   Ph.D., Drexel University

Dr. Li is an associate professor in the Economics and Finance Department at West Chester University. Dr. Li earned her Ph.D. in Business Administration from Drexel University in 2004. Dr. Li has written articles on financial contagion, inter-linkages among international stock markets and oil markets, and volatility of financial markets. She has been published in the Journal of International Money and Finance, Quantitative Finance, Global Finance Journal, International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of Economics and Business, Finance Letters, Energy Economics, the North American Journal of Economics and Finance, and Issues in Innovation.
309C Anderson Hall
hli@wcupa.edu
http://courses.wcupa.edu/hli
Phone: (610) 436-6947
     
 
Tahany Naggar
 
Economics and Finance      (1977)
Professor
B.Com., Rigadh University   M.A., Long Island University   Ph.D, University of Oklahoma

Dr. Naggar earned her Ph.D. degree in Economics from the University of Oklahoma in 1976. Her research is widely published and shared at professional conferences. Her most recent research interest includes economic aftershocks, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, comparative economic systems, and her lifetime interest in developing economies. She has published in the Atlantic Economic Journal, Eastern Economic Journal, PEA Proceedings, and the Southwestern Journal of Economics. She also serves as a reviewer of the SWJE and was past president of the Southwestern Economics Association (2000).
317C Anderson Hall
tnaggar@wcupa.edu
http://courses.wcupa.edu/tnaggar/
Phone: (610) 436-2834
     
 
Denis Raihall
 
Economics and Finance      (1999)
Assistant Professor
B.A., Bethany College   M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh   Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

309 Anderson Hal
draihall@wcupa.edu
http://courses.wcupa.edu/draihall
Phone: (610) 436-3460
     
 
Roberta Schini
 
Economics and Finance      (2001)
Assistant Professor
B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University   M.A., University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School   Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School

Dr. Schini earned her B.S. in Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. She spent 15 years in management before studying at the University of Pennsylvania where she earned her Ph.D. in Risk Management and Insurance. During her management career, she worked primarily in the fields of health insurance and managed care. Before coming to West Chester University, Dr. Schini was an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska. She has recently had an article published in the Journal of Financial Education.
309C Anderson Hall
rschini@wcupa.edu
http://courses.wcupa.edu/rschini/
Phone: (610) 436-3295
     
 
Thomas W. Tolin
 
Economics and Finance      (1992)
Assistant Professor
B.A., University of Southwestern Louisiana   Ph.D., University of Houston

Dr. Tolin is an assistant professor in the Economics and Finance Department at West Chester University. Dr. Tolin earned his Ph.D. from the University of Houston in 1992. The focus of Dr. Tolin’s research has been the economics of domestic public policy, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and the provision of public education.
313 Anderson Hall
ttolin@wcupa.edu
http://courses.wcupa.edu/ttolin/
Phone: (610) 436-1082
     
 
Bahar Ulupinar
 
Economics and Finance      (2010)
Assistant Professor
B.A., Ege University, Izmir, Turkey   Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Dr. Ulupinar's dissertation is Two Essays on Analyst Bias and Management Entrenchment: "Do Analysts Give Firms with More Entrenched Management More Favorable Recommendations?" and "Management Entrenchment and Analyst Bias during SEOs." Dr. Ulupinar's teaching interests include corporate finance, financial markets and institutions, and investment, and her research interests comprise corporate governance, analyst coverage, conflict of interest, mergers and acquisitions, and investment. She brings teaching experience from Louisiana State University and scholarly activities that include presenting at the Financial Management Association Annual Meeting.
304 Anderson Hall
bulupinar@wcupa.edu
Phone: (610) 436-3468
     
 
Dazhi Zheng
 
Economics and Finance      (2010)
Assistant Professor
B.S., Tsinghua University, China   M.S., University of Cincinnati   M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign   Ph.D., Drexel University

Dr. Zheng's BS is in materials science and engineering, his first MS is in engineering and his second MS is in finance. The dissertation for his Ph.D. in Finance is entitled Essays on financial market behavior. Dr. Zheng's research interests include financial markets and investments, empirical asset pricing, behavioral finance, international finance, and corporate finance. Among his teaching interests are investments, corporate finance, financial markets and institutions, and international finance. He brings experience both as an instructor in the Drexel University LeBow School of Business and as a business analyst for Lenovo Group Limited, Beijing.
327 Anderson Hall
dzheng@wcupa.edu
Phone: (610) 436-4635
     
 
Lei Zhu
 
Economics and Finance      (2006)
Assistant Professor
B.E., Hohai University (China);   M.S., Hohai University (China);   Ph.D., Drexel University

Dr. Zhu is an assistant professor in the Economics and Finance Department at West Chester University. She earned her Ph.D. in Business Administration from Drexel University in 2005. Dr. Zhu has written articles on foreign direct investment, information technology, and international finance. She has been published in the Journal of Economic Integration, Review of International Economics, and Southern Economic Journal.
304 Anderson Hall
lzhu@wcupa.edu
Phone: (610) 430-5671