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Economics Faculty

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Economics Faculty

Randy R Grant - Professor of Economics

Randy R Grant  Professor of Economics

TJ Day 307

Education: B.A. Pacific Lutheran University; Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Professor Grant began teaching at Linfield in 1993. The Kent, Wash. native was originally a business major with aspirations of owning a business, but decided to pursue economics instead after taking his first class in the subject. He has been named both Edith Green Distinguished Professor and the Greek Letter Organizations Professor of the Year, and is particularly interested in the economics of college and professional sports, macroeconomic theory and policy, and the economics of Australian aborigines. Professor Grant has co-written several books, including “The Economics of Intercollegiate Sports” and “The Evolution of Economic Thought.” He currently teaches sports economics, macroeconomics, history of economic thought, and the January Term course in Environmental Studies (Aboriginal/Environmental Economics in Australia).

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Eric Schuck - Professor

Eric Schuck  Professor

TJ Day 304

Education: B.A. Pacific Lutheran University; M.A. University of Montana; Ph.D. Washington State University

Dr. Eric Schuck began teaching at Linfield in 2006. He has been an agricultural economist for over 20 years now, and is primarily interested in studying natural resource, environmental, and agricultural economics, with an emphasis on water use during droughts and controlling agricultural runoff. As part of his research, Dr. Schuck has extensive international experience, including Fulbrights to South Africa and Lebanon, and he has led study-abroad courses to South Africa, France, Samoa, and French Polynesia. Besides teaching, Dr. Schuck also serves as a Commander in the United States Naval Reserve. He has deployed to the Middle East twice and is a graduate of the Naval War College. Learn more about Professor Schuck in this interview.

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Jeffrey  Summers - Professor of Economics (Chair)

Jeffrey  Summers  Professor of Economics (Chair)

TJ Day 305

Education: B.A. Wabash College; M.S. University of Oregon; Ph.D. Purdue University

Professor Jeffrey Summers has been teaching courses related to public policy and international economic issues in the Department of Economics since 1992. During his time at Linfield, Dr. Summers has served as Associate Dean of Faculty and as chair of the college’s curriculum committee. He previously served as an economic development planner in Indiana and has been a reviewer for the American Educational Research Association and the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Many of Dr. Summers’s publications and presentations focus on tuition and enrollment yields in higher education, the privatization of public higher education, comparative economic systems and international trade policy. Additionally, he has studied the balance between instruction and administrative expenditures in higher education.


Brittany Teahan - Associate Professor

Brittany Teahan  Associate Professor

TJ Day Hall 303

Education: B.S. in Economics, Fairfield University; M.S. in Economics, Iowa State University; Ph.D. in Economics, Purdue University

Dr. Brittany Teahan began teaching at Linfield in 2014. In summer 2016, she worked on a collaborative research project with a senior economics major to assess student learning in principles of economics. Dr. Teahan has organized events to bring alumni back to campus to talk with current students about how Linfield prepared them for their careers. She currently teaches courses in labor economics, experimental economics and behavioral economics.