Professor Denise Hazlett and Professor Marian Manic will be on Sabbatical for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Professors Pulkit Nigam, and Joe Whitmam will be new Visiting Assistant Professors.
Professor Rosie Mueller joined the Economics Department in fall 2018. She teaches Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics & the Environment, Intermediate Microeconomics, Environmental & Natural Resource Economics, and Econometrics. Professer Mueller earned her Ph.D. and M.S. in economics at Oregon State University.
Professor Marian Manic joined the Economics Department in fall 2016. He teaches Principles of Macroeconomics, Financial Accounting, Corporate Finance, and Investment Theory & Analysis. Professor Manic earned his Ph.D. in economics and his International M.B.A. at the University of South Carolina.
Professors Halefom Belay and Jan Crouter were the recipients of Whitman College faculty awards in May 2015. Professor Belay received the George Ball Award for Excellence in Advising, and Professor Crouter received the Robert Y. Fluno Award for Distinguished Teaching in the Social Sciences.
Professor Pete Parcells presented his research on the "Economic Outlook for Washington State" at the 58th Annual Meeting of the WRSA (Western Regional Science Association) in Napa, CA in February 2019. He is also a Board Member of the WRSA and was part of the organizing committee for the 2019 Annual Meeting in Napa, CA. Professor Parcells participates in the Olympia Economics Symposium each year and in addition to being the Advisor to the Whitman Investment Company Student Group, was the advisor and organizer for Whitman College's participation in the WIC@MOF event in Seattle. This was a seminar and networking event sponsored by the Whitman Investment Company Student Group at the Museum of Flight. Parcells is currently on the Advisory Board for Pearson Publishers, a Referee for the Journal of Economic Education, a Focus Group Reviewer and Technical Advisor for Norton Publishers, and coordinates activities for the Whitman College Prison Research Group. (WCPRG). He is also the Advisor for the student group "College Republicans" as well as the Whitman Business Management Advisor.
2020 Department Honors and Recognition
The James F. Shepherd Award for Outstanding Economics Graduate was given to Lily Gustafson. The award was instituted to honor Professor Jim Shepherd and to recognize each year’s outstanding senior student in the Economics Department.
The Department of Economics Jan P. Crouter Student Achievement Award was given to Blair Bingham. The award was named to honor Professor Jan Crouter and to recognize excellence in the study of Economics.
The Economics-Mathematics Student Achievement Award was given to Nick Collard.
This award intends to recognize students with a record of outstanding achievement in economics and mathematics. A recipient will be selected by the Economics and the Mathematics and Statistics departments.
Senior Class Representatives
The Economics Department is grateful for the efforts of students who served the department during the 2019-2020 year:
- Lily Gustafson
- Blake Killingsworth
Economics Department Awards, 1962-2019
WSJ refers to the Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award; JFS refers to the Whitman College James F. Shepherd Award for Outstanding Economics Graduate; SAA refers to the Whitman College Economics Department Student Achievement Award; JCSAA refers to the Whitman College Economics Department Jan P. Crouter Student Achievement Award. EMSAA refers to the Whitman College Economics-Mathematics Student Achievement Award.
|1962||Wesley Roland Fields||WSJ|
|1963||Stephen Smith McConnel||WSJ|
|1964||Walter Clifford Minnick||WSJ|
|1965||Richard Wakefield Tatman||WSJ|
|1966||Donald John Vogt||WSJ|
|1967||Thomas Watson Church, Jr.||WSJ|
|1968||Richard Irvin King||WSJ|
|1969||Gary Lee Wolfstone||WSJ|
|1970||Richard Hathaway Blaker||WSJ|
|1971||James David Vaughn||WSJ|
|1972||James Lee Fogle||WSJ|
|1973||Stuart Foster Henigson||WSJ|
|1974||Lynne Hideko Himeda||WSJ|
|1975||David John Wardenaar||WSJ|
|1977||Cecil William Baxter III||WSJ|
|1978||Thomas Howard Hill||WSJ|
|1979||Kristine Marie Johnson||WSJ|
|1980||Richard William Seibold||WSJ|
|1981||Ralph David Simpson||WSJ|
|1982||James Brian Pogue||WSJ|
|1983||Arthur Buell Ish III||WSJ|
|1984||Dale Robert Weideman||WSJ|
|1985||Cecily Elizabeth McCowen||WSJ|
|1986||Thomas Brent Baker||WSJ|
|1987||Patricia Kimiko Yamane||WSJ|
|1988||Jeffrey Craig Clark||WSJ|
|1989||Brian Patrick McCracken||WSJ|
|1990||Scott Patrick Alderman||WSJ|
|1991||Robert Alan Hinnen||WSJ|
|1992||Scott Nelson Phillips||WSJ|
|1993||Angelo Radostinov Moskov||WSJ|
|1994||Rea Lynn Culwell||WSJ|
|1996||Lucie Starns McCoy||WSJ|
|1997||Amanda Marie Kernen||WSJ|
|1998||David Eric Toomey||WSJ|
|1999||Peter Benjamin Stiffler||WSJ|
|2000||Gary Jacob Hunter||WSJ|
|2001||Michael M. Caughey||WSJ|
|2002||Erich R.v.O Wolf||WSJ|
|2003||Maurice Gordon Solomon||WSJ|
|2004||Laura Paola Vizcaino||JFS|
|Jessica Law Branom-Zwick||JFS|
|2005||Katie Elizabeth Santorsola||JFS|
|Laura A. Bakkensen||JFS|
|2006||Brian James Ritchie||JFS|
|Michael Scott Wert||WSJ|
|David Alexander Greenwood-Sanchez||WSJ|
|2009||Gareth E. Olds (JFS)||JFS|
|Patricia "Alex" Robinson||WSJ|
|2010||Jenna Elizabeth Stearns||JFS|
|2011||Leah Nicole Wheeler||JFS|
|Meredith Laurance Danko||SAA|
|2012||Erik William Lyon||JFS|
|Alexander Ardeshir Zendeh||SAA|
|2013||Nicholas Max Marquiss||JFS|
|2016||Marissa Lynn Childs||
|Keely Mariette Adjorlolo||