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.

Dr. Christopher M. Tingley , D.B.A.

Assistant Professor of Marketing and Strategy

Christopher Tingley
Phone: (315) 792-4405
Office: 181 Genesee Street, Suite 524


Chris Tingley, Assistant Professor of Marketing and Strategy, received his DBA from Walden University in 2015, his MBA from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 2006, and BA in Communication Arts from Gannon University in 2004. Chris has a background in broadcasting, and has previously taught marketing at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate level. His dissertation was titled "Social Media Marketing to Engage Generation Y Consumers", and his research focus is in consumer behavior and the use of simulations in marketing education. Prior to accepting a position at UC, Chris was most recently the Director of Graduate Business and Executive Education at the University of South Dakota's Beacom School of Business. Chris is an avid music fan and spends his time painting fantasy miniatures.


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

(315) 792-3112
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