Major in Economics

Bachelor of Arts Degree • School of Business and Justice Studies

Economics Major


Utica College's business and economics faculty are nationally and internationally recognized for their scholarly accomplishments as well as for their real-world business experience. Collectively they represent a wide range of expertise and research interests, including health care financing, public school aid formulas, banking, and managing change.

At the same time, at Utica College, teaching is the faculty's first priority. Small classes provide opportunities for close interaction between and among faculty and students, and the relationships students form with their professors often last a lifetime.

The overwhelming majority of faculty are doctorally trained; several additionally hold an M.B.A. Faculty regularly share their expertise by serving as members of professional organizations, presenting at scholarly conferences, and consulting with local businesses and government agencies. These connections help faculty develop internship opportunities for students, and also serve as networking resources for UC graduates seeking employment.

The faculty's scholarly accomplishments, professional experiences, and academic credentials combine to provide students majoring in business and economics programs with a dynamic and fulfilling learning experience both inside and outside the classroom.

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Atasi Basu

, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Accounting

Phone: (315) 792-3167
Office: 181 Genesee Street, Suite 507

Professor Basu is an Associate Professor of Accounting. ...More About Atasi Basu


Arthur B. Caster

, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Accounting

Phone: (315) 792-3735
Office: 117 DePerno Hall

Dr. Bruce Caster is an Associate Professor of Accounting. He earned his PhD in Business Administration (Accounting) and Master of Accountancy degrees at The University of Georgia, and he earned his B.A. in Psychology at Swarthmore College. Professor Caster is the author of more than a dozen journal articles published in academic and professional journals, and he has made numerous presentations at national and international accounting meetings. He holds a CPA license (Georgia), and he is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the American Accounting Association, and the Georgia Society of CPAs. Prior to joining the Utica College faculty in 2011, Professor Caster taught accounting for 26 years at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia.

Associate Professor of Economics

Richard (Rick) G. Fenner

, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, Bus & Justice

Phone: (315) 792-3112
Office: 181 Genesee Street, Suite 115A

Professor Fenner is Chair of Economics and Finance at Utica College. ...More About Richard G. Fenner

Associate Professor of Accounting

Glen A. Hansen

, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Accounting

Phone: (315) 792-3372
Office: 181 Genesse Street, Suite 508

Glen Hansen, Associate Professor of Accounting, received his Ph.D. in Business Administration and MS in Applied Economics from the University of Rochester. He also received an MBA and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University. ...More About Glen A. Hansen

Associate Professor of Finance

Zhaodan Huang

, Ph.D.
Professor of Finance

Phone: (315) 792-3247
Office: 181 Genesee Street, Suite 504

Professor Huang is the Director of the MBA Program. Professor Huang joined the Utica College faculty in 2004 after earning his Ph.D. in Economics from West Virginia University. ...More About Zhaodan Huang

M. Morgan-Davie

Margaret J. Morgan-Davie

, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Economics

Phone: (315) 792-3406
Office: 181 Genesee Street, Suite 523

Margaret Morgan-Davie joined the Utica College faculty part-time in 2001 and full-time in 2010. She received her Ph.D and M.A. in Economics in 1991 from Cornell University and her B.A. in Music and German from Oberlin College. She has been teaching in upstate New York since 1989. ...More About Margaret J. Morgan-Davie

Associate Professor of Management

Stephen (Steve) G. Peek, II

, M.B.A.
Associate Professor of Management

Phone: (315) 792-3329
Office: 181 Genesee Street, Suite 506

Professor Peek joined the Utica College faculty in 1987. ...More About Stephen G. Peek

Associate Professor of Marketing

Thomas (Tom) A. Rossi

, D.B.A.
Professor of Management

Phone: (315) 792-3085
Office: 181 Genesee Street, Suite 505

Professor Rossi is the Chair of Management. ...More About Thomas A. Rossi


Rick Fenner, Ph.D.
Chair, Economics and Finance
123 DePerno Hall

(315) 792-3112
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