Economics & Management

The Department aims to provide a broad understanding of the functioning of our economic system and the organization and operation of business enterprise within the system, as well as to stimulate an analytical approach for evaluating and determining economic policy.

The program of courses is designed not only to provide a strong foundation for graduate study, but also the basic economic and business fundamentals needed for direct employment in business upon graduation, and for teaching business subjects in the secondary schools.

The Department encourages its majors and minors to study or work abroad to gain international awareness and experience. For example, the Denmark International Studies (DIS) Program in Copenhagen, the Gustavus-Murdoch Exchange Program in Perth, Western Australia, the Kansai Gaidai Program in Japan, and an economics program in Uppsala, Sweden offer courses acceptable for major or minor credit at Gustavus. Students should talk to their advisors early in their studies about international programs and internships.

2011 E-M Faculty Photo
Pictured left to right: Sheng Yang, Jeff Owen, Jane Chouanard, Jon Halvorson, Rita Ray, Bruce Johnson, David Reese, Larry Wohl, Paul Estenson, Katherine Tunheim, Bruce Smith, Kristian Braekkan, Tim Peterson, and Laura Bowyer

General Catalog

The Gustavus General Catalog is available online to allow you to check current information about Gustavus major, minors, and courses. You may also view information pertaining directly to Economics & Management.

Name Title Phone Web
Sheng Yang Associate Professor (Chair) and C. Charles Jackson Professor of Finance and Accounting 507-933-7014
Kathy Lund Dean Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Ethics and Professor of Management 507-933-7407
Marta Podemska-Mikluch Marcia Page and John Huepenbecker Endowed Professor in Entrepreneurship and Assistant Professor of Economics 507-933-6120
Larry Wohl Professor 507-933-7453
Kristian Braekkan Associate Professor 507-933-7406
Paul Estenson Associate Professor 507-933-7408 web
Jeff Owen ’92 Associate Professor 507-933-7420
Kathi Tunheim Associate Professor and Board of Trustees Endowed Chair in Management and Leadership 507-933-7409
Laura Bowyer Continuing Assistant Professor 507-933-7299
Vita Faychuk Assistant Professor and Schnell Family Endowed Chair in Economics-Capital Systems 507-933-7011
Shu-Ling Wang Assistant Professor of Economics 507-933-7405
Bob Rosacker Visiting Associate Professor 507-933-7436
Russ Michaletz ’74 Visiting Assistant Professor 507-933-7068
Artur Pietka Visiting Assistant Professor 507-933-7410
Cathy Harms ’85 Visiting Instructor 507-933-6141
Jane Chouanard Administrative Assistant 507-933-7414
John Bungum Professor Emeritus
Bruce Johnson Professor Emeritus
Ellis Jones ’52 Professor Emeritus
Clair McRostie ’52 Professor Emeritus