Richard G. Fenner, Ph.D.

Dr. Richard Fenner
  • Assoc. Professor ECO
(315) 792-3112
  • 506 Clark City Center
  • School of Business & Justice
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Professor Fenner formerly served as Dean of the School of Business and Justice Studies at Utica College. He joined the UC faculty in 1989 after earning his M.B.A. from Cornell University and his Ph.D. in economics from Syracuse University.


B.A., M.B.A. Cornell University
M.A., Ph.D. Syracuse University

Past Research

Professor Fenner's research interests are in the areas of education finance and teaching of economics, and his most recent work includes a study for the U.S. Department of Education on the impact of state aid on local school districts and an article titled "Addressing Prerequisite Mathematics Needs: A Case Study in Introductory Economics," which was published in the International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology. Professor Fenner is the director of Utica College's Mohawk Valley Center for Economic Education. His main research interests are in the area of pedagogy and creating teaching materials. He has recently co-authored a book entitled Teaching Financial Crises and developed curriculum material for Apllia, which is now owned by Cengage.

Awards and Recognition

Dr. Virgil Crisafulli Distinguished Teaching Award, 2008

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