Book, Papers, Presentations

Downing on Teaching Macroeconomics. Douglas Downing, associate professor of economics, presented a paper titled "Essential Features of a Macroeconomics Teaching Model" at the Economics Teaching Conference of the National Economics Teaching Association in Austin, Texas, on October 25.

Mason Receives Grant, Co-leads New Study Abroad Program. Geri Mason, assistant professor of economics, recently received a $5,500 grant from the Charles Koch Foundation to develop a study abroad trip, which she will co-lead. Hosted by the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, "Liberty and Free Markets in England" will be held this summer.

Baker Presents Paper. Bruce Baker, assistant professor of business ethics, presented a paper at the Henry Kaufman Forum on Religious Traditions and Business Behavior, hosted at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

Franz Presents Paper. Randy Franz, associate professor of management, presented a paper titled “An Exercise in Theological Imagination: Missing Constructs and Management Implications" at the Christian Business Faculty Association conference in October at Olivet Nazarene University.

Affiliate Faculty Status Granted. Dick Sleight came to SPU in 1989 from the University of Washington, where he’d served on the College of Engineering faculty since 1978. In 1991, Dr. Sleight joined the School of Business, Government, and Economics staff. He has taught regularly at SPU for more than 20 years, and was granted associate faculty status by a vote of the Faculty Senate in December. Along with teaching statistics and spreadsheets, Dick is the technology and information manager in SBGE.