Faculty & Staff

Dr. Stephen C. Miller, Executive Director of the Manuel H. Johnson Center & Adams-Bibby Chair of Free Enterprise

Ph.D. in Economics, George Mason University (2006)

Dr. Stephen C. Miller received his Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University. He previously was an Associate Professor of Economics and the SACSCOC Director at Western Carolina University. Dr. Miller’s research on the economics of politics and individual beliefs has been published in several academic journals, including Public Choice, Intelligence, Critical Review, and Public Opinion Quarterly. He also regularly writes and speaks to public audiences on Alabama’s economic and fiscal challenges. 

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Dr. George R. Crowley, Associate Professor of Economics and Associate Chair of Economics & Finance

 

 

Ph.D. in Economics, West Virginia University (2011)

Dr. George Crowley's research focuses on topics in public economics and constitutional political economy, with a specific emphasis on constraining government. He has had articles appear in journals such as Economic Inquiry, Southern Economic Journal, Public Choice, and Constitutional Political Economy. At Troy, he has taught Principles of Microeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Public Finance, Econometrics, and a course on the Economic and Moral Foundations of Capitalism.

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Dr. John A. Dove, Assistant Professor of Economics

Ph.D. in Economics, West Virginia University (2012)

Dr. John Dove's main areas of research include state and local public finance, public choice, and political economy. His research has been published in such scholarly journals as Public Finance Review, Economic Systems, the American Journal of Entrepreneurship, Journal of Applied Economics and Policy, Business and Politics, Essays in Economic and Business History, Journal of Institutional Economics, Journal of Macroeconomics, Public Finance and Management, Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice, Constitutional Political Economy, and the Review of Austrian Economics.

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Dr. David J. Hebert, Assistant Professor of Economics 

Ph.D. in Economics, George Mason University (2014)

Dr. Hebert was previously an assistant professor of economics at Ferris State University from 2014 to 2016. He received his B.S. in economics from Hillsdale College and his Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University. His research focuses on explaining why the US tax code grows longer, more complicated, and includes more loopholes each and every year despite the overwhelming majority of Americans wanting a shorter, simpler tax code with fewer loopholes. His work has been published in the Journal of Private Enterprise and the Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice, and his op-eds have appeared in Investor's Business DailyThe Hill, and The Daily Caller.

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Dr. Thomas L. Hogan, Assistant Professor of Finance

 

Ph.D. in Economics, George Mason University (2011)

M.B.A. in Finance, The University of Texas at Austin (2007)

Dr. Thomas L. Hogan has worked for Merrill Lynch's commodity trading group and as a derivatives trader for hedge funds in the U.S. and Europe. He is a former consultant to the World Bank, has been a research fellow at the Cato Institute and the American Institute for Economic Research, and was has served as the Chief Economist for the U.S. Senate Banking Committee. His work has been published in the Journal of Macroeconomics, the Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, and the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking. Dr. Hogan has published op-eds in outlets across the nation, including USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, and Investor’s Business Daily

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Dr. G. P. Manish, Assistant Professor of Economics

Ph.D. in Economics, Suffolk University (2012)

Dr. G. P. Manish's areas of interest include development economics, entrepreneurship and price theory, monetary and business cycle theory and the history of economic thought. His research has been published in journals such as The Independent Review, Review of Austrian Economics and Atlantic Economic Journal

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Dr. Malavika Nair, Assistant Professor of Economics

Ph.D. in Economics, Suffolk University (2012)

Dr. Malavika Nair received her PhD in Economics from Suffolk University. She taught at the College of Charleston, SC before joining Troy University and the Johnson Center in the Fall of 2013. Her research focuses on questions related to monetary theory, financial history, private enterprise in money production and financial services as well as the economics of caste. Her research is published in The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Business Ethics, The Independent Review, The Review of Austrian Economics, and the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics

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Dr. Daniel J. Smith, Associate Director of the Manuel H. Johnson Center & Associate Professor of Economics

Ph.D. in Economics, George Mason University (2011)

Dr. Daniel J. Smith's research primarily focuses on studying the institutions that emerge to foster economic and social cooperation between socially distant, or even hostile, groups. In an article published in The Review of Austrian Economics, he explored the institutions that emerged to facilitate trade between Christians, Jews, and Muslims in Medieval Spain, resulting in a period of relative peace and prosperity. He has also published research detailing how similar institutions have emerged in other diverse contexts, such as disaster-stricken communities (The Independent Review), among competitors in the Tour de France (Journal of Sport Management), and even among brawling soccer hooligans (Revue d'Économie Politique). He has published op-eds in newspapers across the nation, including the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and Investor's Business Daily. Dr. Smith serves as the Book Review Editor for The Review of Austrian Economics.

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Dr. Daniel Sutter, Charles G. Koch Professor of Economics & Graduate Program Director in Economics

Ph.D. in Economics, George Mason University (1993)

Dr. Daniel Sutter's primary research interests include the societal impacts of extreme weather and climate change, ideological biases in the academy and news media, and the impacts of public policies and regulations. His publications include "Different but Equal? On the Contributions of Dissident Economists," published in the American Journal of Economics and Sociology, "Do People Respond to Low Probability Risks? Evidence from Tornado Risk and Mobile Homes," co-authored with Marc Poitras and published in the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, and "Can the Media be so Liberal? The Economics of Ideological Media Bias," Cato Journal, and "The Costs of Cooperation," co-authored Tyler Cowen and published in The Review of Austrian Economics.

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Staff

Courtney Michaluk, Policy Analyst

 

Ms. Tara Morelock, Development Coordinator 

Ms. Zannyha WrightCenter Administrator 

 

 

Last Updated: 1/26/2017