Faculty

Jill Collins

Jill Collins
Instructor of Economics
collinjp@eckerd.edu
Forrer 111A
727.864.7513

Professor Collins is interested in environmental and natural resource economics. She has her Ph.D. from The University of Tennessee where her dissertation addressed problems in valuing air quality.

Jeff Felardo

Jeff Felardo
Assistant Professor of Economics
felardjj@eckerd.edu
Behavioral Sciences 117
727.864.8425

Professor Felardo is interested primarily in natural resource and environmental economics, and applied microeconomics. His research focuses on natural resource management in the United States and Southeast Asia. Recent work studies the effect of low-flow appliance rebates on residential water use, and the feasibility of carbon credit programs and forest management in rural Thailand. He earned his Ph.D. at University of New Mexico.

Diana Fuguitt

Diana Fuguitt
Professor of Economics
fuguitdl@eckerd.edu
Behavioral Sciences 108
727.864.8472

Professor Fuguitt is interested primarily in international foreign exchange and trade, macroeconomics, environmental economics, and economic development in African, Asian and Latin American countries. Her research interests include global public goods, cost-benefit analysis, and African development. She received her Ph.D. from Rice University.

Peter Hammerschmidt

Peter Hammerschmidt
Professor of Economics
hammerpk@eckerd.edu
Forrer 107
727.864.8462

Professor Hammerschmidt is primarily interested in leadership development and human and social economics. He is a Senior Trainer and Research Associate on the faculty of the Management Development Institute, bringing leadership training programs to executives. He also teaches Managerial Economics and Money and Banking. His Ph.D. was awarded by Colorado State University.

Sophie Tripp

Sophie Tripp
Assistant Professor of Economics
trippsr@eckerd.edu
Behavioral Sciences 118
727.864.8250

Professor Tripp is primarily interested in labor economics, applied microeconomics, behavioral economics, and econometrics. Her research focuses on the role of gender and race in U.S. labor markets. Her recent work looks at the role of supervisor race and gender on job promotions and wage increases. She received her Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University

Emeriti

Linda Lucas

Linda Lucas
Emeritus Professor of Economics
lucasle@eckerd.edu

Tom Oberhofer
Emeritus Professor of Economics
oberhot@eckerd.edu

He is interested in macroeconomics and history of economic thought. In macroeconomics, students develop the quantitative research skills using SPSS to test the economic theories they are studying, getting an introduction to econometrics as part of the course. History of Economic Thought is based on a role playing environment, where students assume the role of a major thinker in economic thought for the entire semester.