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The Economics program of the Department of Economics & Business provides students with the opportunity to develop a strong foundation in economic theory and the analytical tools that will allow them to think critically about complex economic and social issues on both a domestic and global scale. The program challenges students’ intellectual curiosity by providing them with opportunities to learn and communicate complex economic ideas through critical thinking, speaking, writing, and independent research projects. Students are prepared to begin a variety of careers in the public or private sector, or begin graduate, law, or professional school.

Students pursuing a major in economics may focus their studies with an emphasis in economic development. Learn more in the W&J Course Catalog.

Beyond the Classroom

Students have a wide array of opportunities for research, internships, conferences, and networking beyond the classroom that give them an advantage to prepare for life after W&J.

Postgraduate Education

  • Syracuse University, PhD Economics
  • UCLA School of Law
  • The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Carnegie Mellon, MS Health Care Policy and Management
  • West Virginia University, MBA-M.S. Finance Dual Degree

Student Research

  • “Determinants of Performance in a Specialized Workforce: Evidence from Professional Soccer,” Luke Clahane ‘19
  • “The Effect of Pharmaceutical Expenditures on Life Expectancy,” Abigail Eich ‘19
  • “Economic and Financial Indicators to Predict Recovery Out of Recessions,” Cian Kelly ‘19


  • United Health Group
  • Bank of New York Mellon
  • Morgan Stanley
  • S. Department of Energy
  • Freddie Mac
  • Progressive Insurance

Economics Faculty

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Economics and Business Department Chair

Stephen D. Kuhn, C.P.A.

Stephen D. Kuhn, C.P.A. is a professor of Accounting and Finance. He is also the Department Chair of Economics and Business and the Coordinator of the Finance Program at Washington & Jefferson College.

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John J. Gregor, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Economics and Business

Business Administration, Economics

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K. Wayne Robison, C.P.A.

Professor Emeritus of Economics and Business

Business Administration, Economics

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Leslie Dunn

Associate Professor of Economics

International Studies, Economics, Finance

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Robert Dunn, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics


Tiffani Gottschall

Tiffani A. Gottschall, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics; Coordinator of Economics Program

Economics, Gender and Women's Studies

Zachary Klingensmith, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics


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Economics Program Downloads

Economics Program Sheet

Version: 2019