TROY -- The Sorrell College of Business and the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy have hired three new distinguished faculty members for the 2011-2012 academic year. Dr. George Crowley, assistant professor of economics; Dr. Daniel Smith, assistant professor of economics; and Dr. Daniel Sutter, professor of economics; have all been hired as tenure-track faculty members at Troy University.
"We are very fortunate, through the establishment of the Johnson Center, to have these highly qualified economists join the Sorrell College of Business," said Dr. Judson Edwards, Dean of the Sorrell College of Business. "These newly appointed faculty bring a great mix of experience and research specialties to the college that will expand our ability to better educate students and generate quality economic policy publications."
Crowley comes to Troy University from West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va., where he was a graduate student and Charles G. Koch Doctoral Fellow. He was honored as the Best Doctoral Student in economics for the 2010-2011 academic year at WVU. Prior to attending WVU, Crowley earned his BBA in economics from Mercer University in 2007.
Smith comes to TROY with a BBA in economics from Northwood University and a Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University. He most recently was the Oloffson Weaver Fellow of Political Economy Economics at George Mason University.
Sutter earned his Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University in 1993. Having taught at the University of Texas—Pan American and the University of Oklahoma prior to joining Troy University. Dr. Sutter has published more than 80 journal articles and more than 20 book chapters and policy papers, and one book.
"We are extremely excited and honored to welcome Drs. Crowley, Smith, and Sutter to Troy University," said Scott Beaulier, Executive Director of the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy. "Their passion for research and teaching will greatly enhance the economics program at TROY, and their interest in the role economic freedom plays in society fits in well with the center's mission."