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DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
in the Goddard School of Business & Economics  CONTACT US: 801-626-6066  |  alexajones@weber.edu  |  Wattis Business | Rm 226


 

A CAREER IN ECONOMICS
is much more than you think  

 

Economics is much broader than what most people realize. Economics is actually about people! It is the science of human behavior. It actually intersects many disciplines like psychology, law, health and medicine, physics, engineering, business, history, manufacturing, journalism and so many more. Economcis allows you to answer questions about why humans do what they do. It allows us to really drill down into societal problems and come up with solutions using math, theory, data, trials and real world experiences to create solutions.

Explore more about how a career in economics could be right for you.

 

EXPLORE CAREERS IN ECONOMICS 


Brandon KofordWELCOME from the chair

BRANDON KOFORD department chair & professor
I am happy to welcome you to the Department of Economics.  I am proud to be a graduate from the department, class of 2004.  After graduate school at the University of Kentucky and my first job at Valdosta State University, I returned as a faculty member in 2010.  Now, as chair, my goal is to make our department a place where students can join together with faculty to learn economics, engage in research opportunities, be creative, and achieve their career dreams.  We offer many programs that allow students to find the perfect fit.  We have programs in Business Economics, International Economics, Quantitative Economics, General Economics, and Legal Studies. Graduates from the department go on to successful careers as executives, managers, lawyers, actuaries, analysts, and professors. Stop by the department, Wattis 226, to introduce yourselves and talk about your interests and how economics can be part of your future.

Office: WB 238  |  Email: brandonkoford@weber.edu 


 

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MISSION   VISION
of the Department of Economics  

 


MISSION

The Department of Economics promotes an academic community where students and faculty are partners in learning and research. Through high-impact teaching, we provide our students with economic knowledge and skills to solve social, business, and financial challenges and be contributing members of society.


VISION

Our vision is for the Department of Economics to be recognized as the regional leader in:

  • providing students with an engaging and experiential economics education
  • graduating students who successfully apply their knowledge of markets, incentives, and the global economy to become leaders in the workplace, the community, and/or graduate school.

ECONOMICS FACULTY 
get to know the faculty of our department  


ECONOMICS FACULTY

  • Nazneen Ahmad

    Nazneen Ahmad 
    associate professor

  • Doris Geide-Stevenson

    Doris Geide-Stevenson
    professor

  • Matt Gnagey

    Matt Gnagey 
    associate professor

  • Therese Grijalva

    Therese Grijalva
    professsor

  • Andrew Keinsley

    Andrew Keinsley
    assistant professor

  • Brandon Koford

    Brandon Koford
    professor & chair

  • Alvaro La Parra Perez

    Alvaro LaParra Perez
    associate professor

  • John Mukum Mbaku

    John Mukum Mbaku 
    professor

  • Sandeep Rangaraju

    Sandeep Rangaraju
    associate professor

  • Gavin Roberst

    Gavin Roberts
    assistant professor

  • Jeff Steagall

    Jeff Steagall
    professor

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ECONOMICS ADJUNCT FACULTY

David Neal    |    Deana Froerer    |    Jennifer Gnagey   |    Kathryn MacKay    |    Lauren Chamberlain    |    Philip Rogers    |    Michelle Rich


STAFF

  • Alexa Jones

    Alexa Jones
    administrative specialist


ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS 
 

April Mao  Vice President, Goldman Sachs
Carrie Mayne Chief Economist, Utah System of Higher Education
Daniel Penrod  Assistant Vice President Pricing Actuary, WCF Insurance
David Wilson Director of Sales, Solo
Erin Facer Cost Analyst, United States Air Force
John Johnson Professor, Management Information System, Utah State University
Kenneth Richey Agent at New York Life Insurance Company
Kimberly Stevens Attorney, Mountain View Law Group
Lucas Rentschler Associate Professor of Economics, Utah State University
Mark Wright Director of Pricing, Concentrix
Shengchen Wu

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