Professor of Economics and Director of WSU's Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality
Office: Hurst Center, Room 102N
Michael Vaughan is a professor of economics and director of the Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality at Weber State University. Vaughan joined WSU as an assistant professor of economics in 1981 and subsequently became chair of the Department of Economics.
He served as dean of the Goddard School of Business & Economics from 1991 to 2004. Subsequently, he served as provost and vice president for academic affairs from 2004 to 2015. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Arkansas and a PhD from the University of Nebraska. He has also served as Pew Trust Fellow at Princeton University.
He has published numerous articles in journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Education, Economic Inquiry and Southern Economic Journal. His awards include the Dixon Award and the The William M. Plater Award for Leadership in Civic Engagement. Vaughan is also a regular editorial contributor to the Ogden Standard Examiner.
For recreation, he runs, somewhat slowly; he also bikes and skis, a bit more quickly than he runs.