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
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.