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Dr. Richard M. Vogel, Dean of School of Business
Professor of Economics   
Campus Liaison Officer, New York State Assembly and 
Senate Legislative Session Internship Programs

OFFICE:  Whitman Hall 118
PHONE:  (631) 420-2189

EDUCATION BACKGROUND: Florida Atlantic University (B.A), Georgia State University (M.A), Florida International University (Ph.D.)

RESEARCH INTERESTS:  Regional Economic Development, Natural Hazards and Disaster Analysis 

COURSES:  Arts and Entertainment Economics, Sports Economics, Economics of Global and Disasters, Engineering Economics, Economic Research & Reporting, Applied Economic Analysis 


Dr. Wisdom Akpalu
Associate Professor of Economics

OFFICE: Memorial Hall 207
PHONE: (631) 794-6102

EDUCATION BACKGROUND: University of Cape Coast (B.A), Addis Ababa University (M.S), Goteborg University (Ph.D.)

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Development Economics, Modeling Microeconomics Behaviors, Empirical Econometric Analysis, Optimal Extraction of Natural Resources, and Economics of Climate Change. 

COURSES: Principles of Microeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Quantitative Analysis for Economists, Introduction to Econometrics, Environmental Economics and Policy, Forecasting, and Research Methods. 


Dr. Xu Zhang

Acting Chair
Assistant Professor of Economic

OFFICE: Memorial Hall 208
PHONE: (631) 420-2334

EDUCATION BACKGROUND:  Xiamen University, P.R. China (B.A.), 
Binghamton University (M.A., and Ph.D.)

RESEARCH INTERESTS:  Labor Economics, Health Economics, Economics of Education

COURSES:  Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Labor Economics and Economics of Gender.

Dr. Abeba Mussa
Assistant Professor of Economics

OFFICE: Memorial Hall 211
PHONE:  (631) 420-2049

EDUCATION BACKGROUND:  Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia (B.A., & M.S.), Western Michigan University (M.A., & Ph.D.)

RESEARCH INTEREST:  Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics, Development Economics and International Finance.

COURSES: Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, and International Finance.


Dr. Ambrose R. Jusu
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

OFFICE:  Memorial Hall 232
PHONE:  (631) 794-6102

EDUCATION BACKGROUND: Brooklyn College, City University of New York (B.A. & M.A.), The New School (M.Phil & Ph.D)

RESEARCH INTEREST:  Health Economics, Inequality and Economic Growth in  Africa

COURSES: Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Financial Economics, and International Trade.