Graduate Alumni

Welcome to the Graduate Alumni page of the UWM Department of Economics. We would like this page to be a resource for both PhD and MA graduates of the department. If you would like to be included (or excluded) from this list, please contact Prof. Bahmani.

More information on the UWM Alumni Association.

  • Rahi Abouk (PhD, 2013), Assistant Professor of Economics, William Paterson University, New Jersey
  • Azrina Abdullah Al-Had (PhD, 2014), Lecturer, Faculty of Economics and Management, National University of Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia
  • Sumit Agarwal (PhD, 1998), Professor of Finance, Georgetown University, Washington DC
  • Jacqueline Agesa (PhD, 1996), Professor of Finance, Marshall University, West Virginia
  • Saif Alhakimi (PhD, 2002), Associate Professor of Economics, Hodeidah University, Yemen
  • Yanal Almanasir (MA, 2008), US AID, Jordan
  • Janardhanan Alse (PhD, 1993), Professor of Economics and Finance, Indiana University Southeast
  • Salim Araji (PhD, 2014), Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations, Lebanon
  • Omid Ardakani (Ph.D 2015), Assistant Professor of Economics, Armstrong State University, Georgia
  • Seyhan Arkonac (PhD, 1993), Lecturer in Economics, Columbia University, New York
  • Harjit K. Arora (PhD, 1984), Professor of Economics, Le Moyne College, New York
  • Luis Arreaga (PhD, 1981), Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
  • Benjamin Artz (PhD, 2008), Associate Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsn-Oshkosh
  • Sahar Bahmani (PhD, 2007), Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
  • Michael P. Barry (PhD, 1998), Associate Professor of Economics, Mount Saint Mary University, Maryland
  • David Bashaw (PhD, 1998), Director of Economic Education, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
  • Najiba Benabess (PhD, 2007), Dean of the Tabor School of Business, Millikin University, Illinois
  • David J. Bernstein (PhD, 1996), Managing Economist, LECG, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Economics, Temple University, Philadelphia
  • John Bitzan (PhD, 1997), Professor of Management, North Dakota State University
  • Marzieh Bolhassani (PhD, 2012), Assistant Professor of Economics, Penn State University-Hazelton.
  • Dominic Brewer (UWM MA, 1989; PhD Cornell) Gale and Ira Drukier Dean, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, New York University
  • Romkaew (Punruckwong) Broehm (PhD 1992), Principal, The Brattle Group, Cambridge, Mass.
  • Taggart J. Brooks (PhD, 1999), Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
  • Ford J. Brown (PhD, 1998), Manager of Quantitative Risk Analysis, XCEL Energy, Denver, CO (email)
  • U. Sarat Chandran (PhD, 1992), Advisor, Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund, Washington DC.
  • Yvonne Chen (PhD, 1998), Associate Professor of Economics, Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia
  • Miao Chi (PhD, 2011), Assistant Professor, Drew University, New Jersey
  • I-Ming Chiu (PhD, 2000), Associate Professor of Economics, Rutgers University – Camden, New Jersey
  • Souphala Chomsisengphet (PhD, 2000), Deputy Director, Credit Risk Analysis, Office of the Controller of the Currency, Treasury Department, Washington DC
  • Michael Coon (PhD, 2012), Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Tampa, Florida
  • Sarah (Eckenrod) Cosgrove (PhD, 2003), Associate Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth
  • Chad Cotti (PhD, 2006), Oshkosh Defense Endowed Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh
  • Tristan Coughlin (PhD, 2009), Assistant Professor of Economics, Augustana College, Illinois
  • Ali Dadpay (PhD, 2007), Professor of Economics and Associate Dean of the Business School, St. Edwards University, Texas
  • Anusua Datta (PhD, 1999), Associate Professor of Economics, Philadelphia University, Pennsylvania
  • Susan (Donohue) Davies (PhD, 1997), Assistant Director, Graduate Program in Human Relations and Labor Relations, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Charles Decrucq (MA, 2010), Catastrophic Risk Manager, Chartis Insurance (email)
  • William Delwiche (MA, 2006), Economist and Investment Strategist, Robert W. Baird & Co., Milwaukee
  • Ilker Domac (PhD, 1994), Regional Head of Economics, Citigroup, Istanbul Turkey (email)
  • Denis Drechsler (MA, 2004), Policy Analyst, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Rome, Italy.
  • Bjoern Eberhardt (PhD, 2006), Head of Global Macroeconomic Research, Credit Suisse Private Banking , Switzerland (email)
  • Claire Economidou (PhD, 2004), Associate Professor of Macroeconomics, Piraeus University, Greece.
  • Paul Emrath (PhD, 1989), Vice President of Survey and Housing Policy Research, National Association of Home Builders, Washington, DC.
  • Hadise Fariditavana (PhD, 2016), Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Southern Mississippi
  • Kenneth Fjell (PhD, 1998), Professor, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration
  • Christopher Fletcher (PhD, 2013), Economist, Federal Housing Finance Agency, Washington DC (email)
  • Daniel Fuhrmann (PhD, 2010), BI Analytics Lead Consultant, Northwestern Mutual Life, Milwaukee
  • Alejandro Gallegos (PhD, 1986), Professor of Economics Emeritus, Winona State University, Minnesota
  • Abera Gelan (PhD, 1993), Associate Professor, Department of Africology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Juan Gelves (PhD, 2009), Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
  • Ian Glenn (MA, 2008), Research Consultant, The Lewin Group, Eden Prairie, Minnesota (email)
  • Gour Goswami (PhD, 2003), Vice Chancellor (in charge) and Professor of Economics, North South University, Bangladesh
  • Steffen Habermalz (PhD, 2002), Senior Lecturer in Economics, Northwestern University, Illinois
  • Patricia Hallinan (PhD, 1994), Professor of Economics, Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Massomeh Hajilee (PhD, 2010), Associate Professor of Economics, University of Houston-Victoria
  • Martin Hart-Landsberg (PhD, 1974), Professor of Economics, Lewis and Clark College, Oregon
  • Hanafiah Harvey (PhD, 2005), Assistant Professor, Penn State University-Mont Alto
  • Scott W. Hegerty (PhD, 2007), Associate Professor of Economics, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago.
  • A. Michael Heimert (PhD, 1988), Managing Director, Transfer Pricing, Duff and Phelps, Chicago
  • Amr Hosny (PhD, 2013), Economist, International Monetary Fund, Washington DC (email)
  • Hans Isakson (Ph.D. 1977), Professor of Economics, University of Northern Iowa
  • Brian Jacobsen (PhD, 2002), Chief Portfolio Strategist, Wells Fargo Funds Management, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
  • Uchechukwu Jarrett (PhD 2016), Assistant Professor of Economics (practice), University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • Jim Jin (UWM MA, 1988; PhD Purdue), Senior Lecturer, School of Economics and Finance, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
  • Albert Beckford Jones (BA, 1981; MA, 1982), Chairman Emeritus & CEO of Trading & Consulting International, Inc and Senior Advisor to the President of the U.S. Civilian Research Development Foundation
  • Orhan Kara (PhD, 2002), Professor of Economics, West Chester University, Pennsylvania
  • Muge Karacal (PhD, 2005), Assistant Professor of Economics, Izmir University of Economics, Turkey
  • Russ Kashian (PhD, 1999), Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
  • Vicki Knoblauch (PhD, 1991), Professor of Economics, University of Connecticut
  • Heather Kohls (PhD, 2003), Director of Global Business Learning, Adjunct Associate Professor of Economics, Marquette University, Milwaukee
  • Akbar Komijani (PhD, 1983), Vice Governor, Central Bank of Iran and Associate Professor of Economics, University of Tehran
  • Swati Kumari (PhD 2013), Credit Risk Analyst, Trans Union, Chicago Illinois.
  • Emily Lechtenberg (PhD 2010), Economics Instructor, Marquette University, Milwaukee
  • Nabil Ben Ltaifa (PhD, 1993), Senior Economist, International Money Fund, Washington DC (email
  • Margaret Malixi (PhD, 1988), Professor of Economics, California State University – Bakersfield
  • Kasim Mansur, (PhD 2000), Associate Professor of Economics, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia. Current Position: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni) (email)
  • Hardik Marfatia (PhD, 2013), Assistant Professor of Economics, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago
  • Richard McGregory (PhD, 2004), Executive Director of Strategic Communication and Achievement Accountability, Robbinsdale Area Schools
  • Murat Mercan (PhD, 2009), Assistant Professor, Gebze Institute of Technology (Turkey).
  • Hamid Milani (PhD, 1986), Professor of Economics, UW-Marathon County
  • Sahar Milani (PhD, 2015), Assistant Professor of Economics, St. Lawrence University, New York
  • Laurie A. Miller (PhD, 2012), Assistant Professor of Economics (practice), University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • Jessica Milli (PhD, 2013), Study Director, Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Washington DC
  • Ida A. Mirzaie (PhD, 1999), Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, Ohio State University
  • Ilir Miteza (PhD, 2001), Professor of Economics and Associate Provost for Graduate, International and Online Learning, University of Michigan – Dearborn
  • Rajarshi Mitra (PhD, 2009), Lecturer, Graduate School of Economics, Kyushu University, Japan. (email)
  • Madhu S. Mohanty (PhD, 1990), Professor of Economics and Statistics, California State University – Los Angeles
  • Kristen Monaco (PhD, 1998), Senior Research Economist and Director of Compensation Research, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington DC
  • Hosne Mridha (PhD, 2002), Associate Professor, North Carolina Central University
  • Konar Mutafoglu (MA, 2001; PhD in Economics TU Berlin) Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Kyriakos Neanidis (PhD, 2005), Reader in Macroeconomics, Manchester University, England
  • Pascal T. Ngoboka (PhD, 1987), Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin – River Falls
  • Scott M. Niederjohn (PhD, 2003), Professor of Economics, Lakeland College, Wisconsin
  • Phillip Oberg (PhD, 2015), Visiting Assistant Professor, Saint Louis University, Missouri
  • Patrick O’Halloran (PhD, 2003), Associate Professor of Economics, Monmouth University, New Jersey
  • Maharouf Oyolola (PhD, 2007), Associate Research Scientist, African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Nisit Panthamit (PhD, 2002), Associate Dean, Faculty of Economics, Chiang Mai University, Thailand (email)
  • Anton Parlow (PhD, 2013 ), Research Fellow, Institute for Growth and Economic Development, Rostock University, Gemany
  • Sayeed Payesteh (PhD, 1993), Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin – Fond du Lac
  • Mohammad Pourheydarian (PhD, 1989), Professor of Business, Lindsey Wilson College, Kentucky
  • Gregory N. Price (PhD, 1993) Charles E. Merrill Professor & Chair, Department of Economics, Morehouse College, Georgia
  • Artatrana Ratha (PhD, 2002), Professor of Economics, Saint Cloud State University, Minnesota
  • Hyun-Jae Rhee (PhD 1994), Professor of Economics, Cheongju University, Korea
  • Lynn Riggs (PhD, 1998), Economist, US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Washington, DC
  • Kristen Roche (PhD, 2011), Associate Professor and MBA Director, Mount Mary University, Milwaukee
  • Rosemary Rossiter (PhD, 1980), Professor of Economics, Ohio University
  • Steffan Rudiger (PhD, 2008) Clinical Associate Professor of Economics, Arizona State University
  • Mona Sameni (PhD, 2016) Lecturer of Economics, James Madison University, Virginia
  • Keith R. Sherony (PhD, 1982), Professor of Economics, St. Norbert College, Green Bay
  • Joshua Shindell (Ph.D., 2010), Quantitative Analyst, Ashford Consulting Group, Wilmington, DE.
  • Mehdi Shoja (Ph.D., 2014), Enterprise Portfolio Risk Manager, MUFG, San Francisco, CA.
  • John S. S. Ssozi (PhD, 2011), Lecturer of Economics, Baylor University
  • Johanna Storck (MA 2008; PhD FU Berlin), Research Fellow, DIW, Berlin.
  • Saleh Tabrizy (PhD, 2015), Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma
  • Altin Tanku (PhD, 2005), Research Director, Central Bank of Albania (email)
  • Steven Trick (PhD, 2010), Visiting Professor of Finance, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Geoffrey K. Turnbull (PhD, 1983), Professor of Finance, Central Florida University
  • Darin F. Ullman (PhD, 2016), Health Economist, Lewin Group, Minnesota
  • Jeffrey Valentin-Mari (PhD, 1999), Associate Professor of Economics, University of Puerto Rico
  • Benjamin Van Kammen (PhD, 2013), Continuing Lecturer, Department of Economics, Purdue University
  • Bin Wang (PhD, 2005), Associate Professor, St. Edward’s University, Texas
  • Yongqing Wang (PhD, 2005), Associate Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Waukesha
  • Zheng Wang (PhD, 2014), Assistant Professor of Economics, Capital University of Economics and Business, Beijing China
  • Bryan Weber (PhD, 2015), Assistant Professor of Economics, College of Staten Island, City Univeristy of New York
  • Gregory Whitten (MA, 2003 PhD Pittsburgh), Assistant Professor of Economics, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
  • Kenneth Wilson (PhD, 1991), Professor of Economics and Director of the UAE National Research Foundation, Zayed University, Dubai
  • Shee Q. Wong (PhD, 1983), Professor of Finance, University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • Martin A. Wurm (PhD, 2009), Associate Professor of Economics, Pacific Lutheran University
  • Jia Xu (PhD, 2010), Assistant Professor of Economics, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
  • Guangliang Ye (PhD, 2006), Professor, Hanqing Advanced Institute of Economics and Finance, Renmin University of China

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