Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff Directory


J. Daniel Hammond

Chair, Hultquist Family Professor

(336) 758-5335 | Kirby Hall 209 | hammond@wfu.edu

Research Interests: History of Economic Thought

B.A. – Wake Forest University
Ph.D. – University of Virginia

Justin E. Burkett

Assistant Professor

(336) 758-6503 | Kirby Hall 210 | burketje@wfu.edu

Research Interests: Auction Design, Market Design, Microeconomic Theory, Industrial Organization

B.A. – Washington University in St. Louis
Ph.D. – University of Maryland, College Park

Fred Chen

Associate Professor

(336) 758-5231 | Kirby Hall 204A | chenfh@wfu.edu

Research Interests: Economic Epidemiology, Bioeconomics

B.S. – University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D. – University of Chicago

Cottrell-214-x-300Allin F. Cottrell


(336) 758-5762 | Kirby Hall 214 | cottrell@wfu.edu

Research Interests: History of economic thought (Marx and Keynes in particular), Issues in Macroeconomics, and Theory of Economic Planning

B.A. – Oxford University
Ph.D. – University of Edinburgh

Mark CurtisMark Curtis

Assistant Professor

(336) 758-4413 | Kirby Hall 215 | curtisem@wfu.edu

Research Interests: Environmental, Labor, Energy, Public

B.A. – Furman University
M.A. – Duke University
Ph.D. – Georgia State University

Tina DaltonChristina Marsh Dalton

Assistant Professor

(336) 758-4495 | Kirby Hall 204B | daltonc@wfu.edu

Research Interests: Health Economics, Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics

B.A. – Cornell University
Ph.D. – University of Minnesota

John T. Dalton

Associate Professor

(336) 758-4084 | Kirby Hall 204 | daltonjt@wfu.edu

Research Interests: International Trade, Growth and Development, Macroeconomics, Economic History

B.A. – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A. – University of Minnesota
Ph.D. – University of Minnesota

Fran Flanagan

Assistant Professor

(336) 758-2311 | Kirby Hall 208 | flanagfx@wfu.edu

Research Interests: Microeconomic Theory, Market Design, Law and Economics

B.A. – Washington University in St. Louis
Ph.D. – University of Wisconsin-Madison

Amanda Griffith

Associate Professor

(336) 758-4523 | Kirby Hall 207 | griffial@wfu.edu

Research Interests: Economics of Education, Labor Economics, Public Economics

B.A. – Colgate University
M.A. – Cornell University
Ph.D. – Cornell University

Jac C. Heckelman


(336) 758-5923 | Kirby Hall 205 | heckeljc@wfu.edu

Research Interests: Constitutional Convention, Interest Groups, Lottery Voting Mechanisms, Institutions, Spatial Models

B.A. – University of Texas
Ph.D. – University of Maryland

Tin Cheuk (Tommy) Leung

Assistant Professor

(336) 758-3497 | Kirby Hall 224 | leungtc@wfu.edu

Research Interests: Applied Micro, Copyright, African Slave Trade

B.A. – Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
M.A. – University of Minnesota
Ph.D. – University of Minnesota

John A. MacDonald

Assistant Teaching Professor

(336) 758-4457 | Kirby Hall 211 | macdonja@wfu.edu


B.A. – Wake Forest University
Ph.D. – University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Sandeep Mazumder

Associate Professor

(336) 758-4519 | Kirby Hall 216 | mazumds@wfu.edu

Research Interests: Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, International Economics

B.A. – Cambridge University
M.A. – Cambridge University/Johns Hopkins University
Ph.D. – Johns Hopkins University

Todd McFall

Assistant Teaching Professor

(336) 758-4055 | Kirby Hall 223 | mcfallta@wfu.edu

Research Interests: Sports and Economics, Industrial Organization, Personnel Economics

B.S. – Miami University
Ph.D. – North Carolina State University

James R. Otteson

Professor and Thomas W. Smith Presidential Chair in Business Ethics

(336) 758-2318 | Ferrell Hall 330 | ottesojr@wfu.edu

Research Interests: Adam Smith, Political economy, History of economic thought

B.A. – University of Notre Dame 
Ph.D. – University of Chicago

Veronica Sovero

Assistant Professor

(336) 758-2312 | Kirby Hall 217 | soverovt@wfu.edu


B.S. – California Institute of Technology
M.A. – University of Sussex
M.A. & Ph.D. – UCLA

Robert M. Whaples

Hough Family Faculty Fellow and Professor

(336) 758-4916 | Kirby Hall 206 | whaples@wfu.edu

Research Interests: American Economic History, Consensus Among Economists, Political Economy

B.A. – University of Maryland
Ph.D. – University of Pennsylvania

John H. Wood

Reynolds Professor of Economics

(336) 758-5250 | Kirby Hall 213 | jw@wfu.edu

Research Interests: Monetary Theory and Policy

B.S. – Ohio University
M.A. – Michigan State University
Ph.D. – Purdue University



Donald E. Frey

Michael S. Lawlor

Claire H. Hammond

John C. Moorhouse

Perry L. Patterson


Staff Contacts


20140408economics1849Joanna Hamilton
Administrative Assistant

Kirby Hall 225 (Calloway Center)
(336) 758-5334

Jo has enjoyed being in the Department since October 2013, having previously moved from England to Winston-Salem. If you have any questions about the Economics Department or perhaps about the UK before you go there to study, stop by and see her, or email. She will be happy to help.


mccorksSarah McCorkle
Instructional Technologist

Kirby Hall 105
(336) 758-4818

Member of Wake Forest University’s Instructional Technology Group. Specialties: Instructional Design, Distance Learning, Flipped Classrooms, Learning Object Development.


Mary Scanlon
ZSR Economics Department Library Liaison
(336) 758-4303

Cheryl Hicks
Economics Department Career Coach
Office of Personal and Career Development 
(336) 758-3327


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