Faculty & Staff Page

The Department of Economics at Rollins College is composed of 12 full-time faculty who have more than 200 years of combined teaching experience. This faculty has a diverse background and experience—together we are literate in nine foreign languages—that is focused on advancing our students' knowledge and skills.

Faculty

Benjamin Balak
Associate Professor of Economics
Cornell Social Sciences Building – Room 260
T. 407.691.1280

B.A. American University of Paris
Post Graduate, University of Kent at Canterbury
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Professor Balak's areas of interest include the history of economic thought, economic history, philosophy and ethics, and comparative economic systems and cultures.

Yanan Chen
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics (2011)
Cornell Social Sciences Building – Room 183
T. 407.646.2527

A.B. Chongquing University
M.A. Nankai University
Ph.D. Binghamton University

Professor Chen's areas of interest include labor economics, human capital and income distribution, applied econometrics.

Philip Kozel
Associate Professor of Economics
Cornell Social Sciences Building – Room 257
T. 407.691.1387

B.A. Ohio State University
M.A. University of Denver
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Professor Kozel’s areas of interest include the economics of piracy, history of economic thought, philosophy and ethics, Marxian economics, trade relations and international finance.

Henry N. Kypraios
Economics Chairperson/Associate Professor of Economics
Cornell Social Sciences Building – Room 261
T. 407.646.2510

B.A. University of Delaware
M.A. University of Delaware
Ph.D. University of Virginia

Professor Kypraios's areas of specialization include international economics and money and finance.

Zhaochang Peng
Visiting Instructor of Economics
Cornell Social Sciences Building – Room 180
T. 407.646.1992
Robert Reinauer
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
Cornell Social Sciences Building – Room 258
T. 407.691.1139

B.A. University of New Hampshire
M.A. University of Massachusetts

Professor Reinauer's areas of interest include economic development, gender and development, Latin American studies, political economy, and macro/international economics.

Charles Patrick Rock
Professor of Economics
Cornell Social Sciences Building – Room 263
T. 407.646.2152

B.A. Williams College
M.A. Ohio University
Ph.D. Cornell University

Professor Rock has taught diverse courses including labor, comparative, non-profit, global, psychological, democratic and utopian economics, as well as courses in political economy, the history of economic thought, economic history, post-communist transitions, economic heterodoxy, human nature, and the "social economy.” 

Eric A. Schutz
Professor of Economics
Cornell Social Sciences Building – Room 270
T. 407.646.2509
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B.A. University of South Florida
Ph.D. University of North Carolina

Professor Schutz's areas of interest include industrial organization, Marxian economics, comparative economic systems, and distribution of income and wealth.

A. Chris Skelley
Associate Professor of Economics
Cornell Social Sciences Building – Room 259
T. 407.646.2489

B.A. Miami University (Ohio)
M.A. Miami University (Ohio)
Ph.D. Brown University

Professor Skelley's areas of interest include applied microeconomics, urban economics, public economics and uncertainty and information.

Robert Steen
Associate Professor of Economics

A.B. Kenyon College
M.A. Miami University
Ph.D. Princeton University

Professor Steen's areas of interest include economic history, urban economics, public finance, and applied microeconomics.

Kenna C. Taylor
Professor of Economics
Cornell Social Sciences Building – Room 271
T. 407.646.2312

B.A. Ohio State University
M.A. Ohio State University
Ph.D. University of Florida

Professor Taylor's areas of interest are history of economic thought, alternative economic perspectives, environmental economics, and classroom games and experiments.

Martina Vidovic
Assistant Professor of Economics
T. 407.691.1380

B.S. Penn State University
Ph.D. Binghamton University

Professor Vidovic’s areas of interest are applied microeconomics, econometrics, environmental economics, and health economics.

Anca M. Voicu
Associate Professor of Economics
Cornell Social Sciences Building – Room 272
T. 407.691.1758

B.A. Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest (RO)
Post Graduate Certificate Université Catholique de Fribourg
Ph.D. The University of Birmingham

Professor Voicu's areas of interest include international economics, European emerging markets, genetic algorithms applied to trade modeling, and evolutionary economics.

Staff

Kristy Weick
Economics Administrative Assistant
Cornell Social Sciences Building, room 269
407.464.2569

Department of Economics
Rollins College
Cornell Social Sciences Building
1000 Holt Ave. – 2751
Winter Park, FL 32789-4499
T. 407.646.2569
F. 407.646.2485