Faculty Available for Public Speaking

The Johnson Center at Troy University provides a dynamic and rigorous education program focused on the moral imperatives of free markets and individual liberty, as well as relevant policy research on current and local issues. Johnson Center faculty are available for public speaking opportunities and are able to speak on a wide range of economic and public policy issues. Johnson Center faculty have given public lectures to: 

Alabama Associated General Contractors, Alabama-Florida Council Merit Badge University, Association for Private Enterprise Education, Atlas Liberty Café, Bastiat Society, Brundidge Rotary Club, Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce, Federalist Society of Montgomery, Fi Plan Partners, Foundation for Economic Education, George Mason University, Georgia State University, Greenville Lion’s Club, Institute for Humane Studies, James Madison University, Kiwanis Club of Troy,  Loyola University, Northwood University, Ozark Rotary Club, Samford University, Shades Valley Rotary Club, Southern Economic Association, Society of Business, Industry and Economics, Stillman College, The Montgomery Federalist Society, Troy Rotary Club, Twin Hills Golf and Country Club, Webber International University, Western Carolina University, and West Virginia University.

Contact for Booking:

Dr. Daniel Sutter

Email: dsutter@troy.edu

Phone: 334-670-5771

Faculty Profiles


Dr. Daniel Sutter

Charles G. Koch Professor of Economics and Interim Director of the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy

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. Dr. Sutter is the host of Troy University’s EconVersations and writes a regular column for the Troy Messenger.


Dr. Daniel J. Smith

Associate Director of the Manuel H. Johnson Center

Associate Professor of Economics

Website: http://www.danieljosephsmith.com/

Daniel J. Smith received his Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University. He serves as the Book Review Editor for The Review of Austrian Economics and is part of the Foundation for Economic Education’s Faculty Network and a Milton Friedman’s Century speaker. He has published op-eds in newspapers across the nation, including the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, The Daily Caller, and Investor's Business Daily, and writes a regular column for Yellowhammer News.


Dr. John A. Dove

Associate Professor of Economics

Website: http://www.johnadove.com/

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.


Dr. Thomas Hogan

Assistant Professor of Finance

Website: http://www.thomaslhogan.com/

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 and has been a research fellow at the Cato Institute and the American Institute for Economic Research. 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. Dr. Hogan is currently on a temporary leave of absence, serving as the Chief Economist for the U.S. Senate Banking Committee.


Dr. G.P. Manish

Associate Professor of Economics

Website: http://www.gpmanish.com/

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.


Dr. Stephen Miller

Adams-Bibby Chair of Free Enterprise

Website: http://www.stevecmiller.com/stevecmiller/Home.html

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.


Dr. Malavika Nair

Assistant Professor of Economics

Website: http://www.malavikanair.com/

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. 

Last Updated: 9/13/2017