Faculty and Staff

Department of Economics and Management

Teaching and mentoring students is the first priority for Albion's Economics and Management faculty. Because of Albion's small class sizes, we get to know our students well.

Recent scholarly research by faculty addresses such topics as fighting botnets with economic uncertainty, ethical reasoning in management decision making, networking to develop a professional identity, equity market liberalization, cost-effectiveness of video conferencing to diagnose stroke patients in rural areas, and decision making principles of labor arbitrators in employment grievance cases.

Two Albion E&M professors have received prestigious fellowships from the National Science Foundation, and two have received Fulbright grants.

Jon A. HooksJon A. Hooks, Professor (on leave)

B.S., 1984, Cameron University
M.A., 1985, University of Texas at Dallas
M.A., 1987, Ph.D., 1989, Michigan State University
C.F.A., 2000
Appointed 1989

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Web: campus.albion.edu/jonhooks/
Phone: 517/629-0530;
Office: Robinson 103

Scholarship: Articles on mutual fund returns, asset allocation, and the stock market in Journal of Business Research and elsewhere. Author of a textbook, Economics: Foundations for Financial Services Providers.

Courses: Principles of Microeconomics, The Economy and Financial Markets, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Government Economics and Policy, Money and Banking, Portfolio Theory, Financial Management, Financial Markets.

Advisor: 2012 Fed Challenge Team, Investment Club, ODE-Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honors Society in Economics

Vicki BakerVicki L. Baker, Professor

B.S., 1999, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.B.A., 2001, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
M.S, and Ph.D., 2007, Pennsylvania State University
Appointed 2007

Phone: 517/629-0238;
Office: Robinson 111

Scholarship: Development of professional identity and professional networks among doctoral students in business, education, and engineering. Moral disengagement and ethical decision making in business. Articles published in Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Higher Education, Studies in Higher Education, and elsewhere; chapters in scholarly books.

Courses: Managing People and Organizations, Human Resource Management, Women in Business and Leadership, Management, Lessons Learned at "The Office," Management Consulting, International Management.

Advisor: Delta Sigma Pi fraternity

John Bedient, associate professor of economics and management, Albion CollegeJohn B. Bedient, Associate Professor

B.A., 1975, Alma College
M.B.A., 1978, Indiana University
CPA, 1977
Appointed 1985

Phone: 517/629-0343; Office: Robinson 118

Courses: Financial Accounting, Managerial Cost Accounting, Intermediate Accounting I and II, Auditing, Accounting Information Systems, Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting, Marketing Principles and Decision-Making, Business Functions, Management, Financial Modeling with Excel

Advisor: VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance); Site Coordinator, Accounting Society.

John Carlson, assistant professor of economics and management, Albion CollegeJohn M. Carlson, Assistant Professor

B.S., 1979, Ball State University
CPA, 1982
C.M.A., 1984
M.B.A., 1999, University of Cincinnati
Ph.D., 2012, University of Cincinnati
Appointed 2012

Phone: 517/629-0424;
Office: Robinson 112

Courses: Financial Accounting, Managerial Cost Accounting, Intermediate Accounting II, Selected Topics: Business Combinations and Federal Income Taxation.

Advisor: American Institute of CPA's (AICPA), 2012 Accounting Competition, Team Albion, VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance); Site Coordinator, Accounting Society.

GarrisonMarkMark Garrison, Adjunct Instructor

B.A., 1971, Albion College
J.D., 1974, University of Detroit
Appointed 1986

Phone: 517/629-0419/0484; Office: Robinson 114

Courses: Business Law

Jaqua-Daniel100x140Daniel Jaqua, Assistant Professor

B.A., 2007, Rice University
B.S., 2007 Rice University
Ph.D., 2015, University of Michigan
Appointed 2015

Phone: 517/629-0423; Office: Robinson 116

Courses: Principles of Microeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Economic Statistics.

Zhen LiZhen Li, Professor

B.A., 1996, Peking University
M.A., 1999, Ph.D., 2004, Princeton University
Appointed 2004

Phone: 517/629-0490; Office: Robinson 102

Scholarship: Economics of computer networks and computer security, equity market liberalization and economic development. Articles in Journal of Security and Communication Networks and in Journal of Economic Development; papers in peer-reviewed conference proceedings; chapter in scholarly book.

Courses: Principles of Microeconomics, The Economy and Financial Markets, Intermediate Macroeconomics, The Chinese Economy, International Finance, International Trade.

Gregory M. SaltzmanGregory M. Saltzman, Professor and Interim Chair

S.B., 1976, S.M., 1976, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Junior year, 1974-75, London School of Economics
M.A., 1978, Ph.D., 1982, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Appointed 1986

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Web: http://campus.albion.edu/gsaltzman
Phone: 517-629-0422;
Office: Robinson 101

Scholarship: Union-management relations, labor and employment law, labor arbitration, health insurance, occupational safety and health, health care cost-effectiveness. Articles in Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Transportation Journal, Neurology, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and elsewhere. Chapters in scholarly books, including a National Bureau of Economic Research conference volume. Scholarly book: Truck Driver Occupational Safety and Health.

Courses: Principles of Microeconomics; Issues in Modern Political Economy; Labor Law, Unions, and Management; Labor Economics; Human Resource Management; Health Economics; Negotiation and Dispute Resolution; Health Policy in the U.S. and Canada; Economics, Politics, and Environmental Policy.

James McCarley James McCarley, Professor

Renee HarlowRenée Harlow, Department Secretary

B.A., 2012, Albion College

Phone: 517/629-0419; Office: Robinson 109

Faculty Emeriti

Daniel S. ChristiansenDaniel S. Christiansen, Professor Emeritus / Email:

Smith-Gaylord-100  Gaylord Smith, Professor Emeritus / Email:

Larry SteinhauerLarry Steinhauer, Professor Emeritus / Email:

Maurice Branch - Feb. 23, 2014: Professor Branch Passes Away

Scott Cracraft

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Economics and Management Department
Albion College
Robinson Hall
611 East Porter St.
Albion, MI 49224

Office: 517/629-0419
Fax: 517/629-0428
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