TROY - The Sorrell College of Business is pleased to announce that Dr. Daniel S. Sutter has been named the Troy University's first Charles G. Koch Professor of Economics.
"Dr. Sutter brings an impressive vita, outstanding experience, and a strong appreciation for free enterprise to Troy University," said Dr. Scott Beaulier, Executive Director of the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy. "Dr. Sutter is one of the most productive young members in the field of public choice economics, and his research on natural disasters has received national media attention."
"He is quite deserving of this distinguished appointment because he is well-trained in market-based approaches to organizational problems and makes use of these concepts in his own writing and thinking. Dr. Sutter will play a crucial role as a leader, mentor, and collaborator as the Johnson Center continues to develop and grow," Beaulier said. "With the addition of four new faculty members, the Economics program at Troy now stands out as one of the state's finest Economics program, and the addition of Dr. Sutter to the center was crucial in rounding out our fine group of hires."
The Charles G. Koch Professor of Economics is supported, in part, by a $1.2 million gift from the Charles Koch Charitable Foundation. In addition to the Koch Foundation's gift, matching gifts in the amount of $1.2 million were provided by the BB&T Foundation and Dr. Manuel H. Johnson, an alum of Troy and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. In addition to supporting the hiring of three new faculty members, the $3.6 million gift is supporting a number of student activities, fellowships, and a speaker series.
Before coming to Troy University, Dr. Sutter had served as an economics professor at the University of Texas-Pan American and University of Oklahoma, where he also served as graduate director of the Masters and Ph.D. programs in Economics. He has published widely in economics and policy journals, worked closely with many graduate and undergraduate students, and his work has been cited in major media outlets, such as USA Today.
"I am honored to be named the Koch Professor. I am very excited about joining the Johnson Center and Troy University and contributing to the Center's mission and growth," said Dr. Sutter.
Dr. Sutter earned his Ph.D. and Master's degrees in Economics from George Mason University and Bachelor's degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic University.