Office: Gilbert House Rm. 32
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Christopher Andrews joined the Sociology faculty at Drew in 2011. After graduating from Miami University (B.A. Psychology, minor in Sociology), he received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Maryland. He teaches courses on social psychology, research methods and the sociology of work and occupations. His areas of interest include the effects of technology on work and employment and how technological innovations shape social interaction and identity.
He co-authored a book chapter (“The Virtual Assembly Line”) in Management, Labour Process, and Software Development (2005) with Craig Lair and Bart Landry based on their collaborative study of thirty software startups in the Washington, D.C. metro area. He has also authored an entry on C.Wright Mills’ (1959) classic essay on the ‘sociological imagination’ in the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology (2007), reprinted in the (2009).
Currently, he is researching the effects of self-checkouts in the supermarket industry, examining how social forces shape the adoption and use of self-service technology, including the role of labor unions, competitors and customer attitudes.
Office: Lewis House
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Miao Chi joined the Drew faculty in 2011, from Rollins College. She has an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Professor Chi’s areas of interest include labor and demographic economics, economics of migration, applied microeconomics, and applied econometrics.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | (973) 408-3336
Dr. Cole received his B.A. at Lynchburg College, M.A. Phil. at Ohio University, M.A.R. at Yale Divinity School, Th.M. at Duke Divinity School and Ph.D. at University of Virginia. He is the Assistant Professor of Religion. Dr. Cole teaches courses in Religious Ethics and Theology. His primary areas of specialization are religious engagement with politics, business, and medicine.
Dr. Cole’s articles and essays have appeared in scholarly and popular journals such as The Journal of Religious Ethics, Pro Ecclesia, Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy and First Things.
“When God Says War is Right: A Christian Perspective on When and How to Fight“ (Waterbrook Press, 2002).
Office: Faulkner house
Allan C. Dawson (Ph.D. McGill University) is Associate Professor and Chair of Anthropology. His research is concerned with issues of ethnicity and identity in West Africa and in the African Diaspora; ethnicity and globalization; identity and violence; religious innovation; chieftaincy; and traditional religious practice in the West African Sahel. Dawson also explores issues of Blackness and Afro-Brazilian identity within the context of the broader Black Atlantic world. Dawson has conducted extensive ethnographic research in Brazil, Ghana, Benin and Nigeria.
Office: Lewis House 204
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Alex de Voogt is an Associate Professor at Drew University. He is a former curator of African Ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History, New York. Alex does research mainly in Organizational Psychology, Archaeology and Linguistics.
Oleg Ivanets is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Drew University. He earned his M.A. in Economic Cybernetics (applied methods in Economics) from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine and earned Ph.D in Economics in the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2018. He previously worked as an investment analyst and project manager for a couple of private equity funds and as a macroeconomist in the Art Capital Investment Bank. In 2013-2018 Oleg studied for his Ph.D in Economics in the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
His research interests are macro- and financial economics, specifically financial stability and sustainable growth.
Office: Lewis House 301
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Jennifer is an Assistant Professor at Drew University. She brings a combination of business, government and academic experience to her teaching and research. She is a strong advocate of the Liberal Arts having applied her undergraduate political philosophy degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst to jobs ranging from campaign manager to consumer advocate to senior administrator for the Division of Cardiology at New York Hospital-Weil Cornell Medical Center. Jennifer found the philosophy in math earning an MBA in Finance and Statistics from the New York University Stern School of Business and her Ph.D. in Finance and Economics from the Rutgers Business School. Jennifer has two branches of research: applied microeconomics in the fields of health care, risk management and econometrics ; and management theory and pedagogy. In health economics Jennifer is focused on modeling the demand for medical care in ways that reflect the dynamic nature of individual medical care decisions over the lifecycle.
This research has led her to propose new statistical methods that can estimate the impact of a myriad of unobservable factors on demand decisions (e.g an individual’s time preference and strength of social relationships that might not be recorded in the data). Her ultimate goal is to design risk management tools for health care providers that hedge the financial risk associated with so-called “pay for performance” compensation systems that are subject to patient non-compliance and treatment uncertainty. In management theory, Jennifer recently published “Federalist #10 in Management #101: What Madison Has to Teach Managers” which draws lessons from her unique Management class at Drew. Currently, Jennifer is integrating her work in management theory and health economics by applying the lessons of Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom to the design of health systems. Her dissertation “A Dynamic Demand for Medical Care” suggests that we need to look at the change in health not just the state of health in order to explain medical care demand. Her ongoing research seeks to better understand the demographics and dynamics of the top 5% of medical care users who consume nearly 50% of the resources in order to better manage financial health care risk. Jennifer served as the first Director of Drew’s new Business Studies Program from 2010 – 2011 and organized the first two Business Leadership Conferences. She continues to serve on Drew’s Health Professions Committee, Socially Responsible Investing Committee and Academic Integrity Committee. Jennifer teaches Intermediate Microeconomic Theory, Management and Health Economics. She lives in Montclair New Jersey with her husband Dave and two sons Max and Sam.
Jennifer’s primary research field is applied microeconomics and econometrics in the areas of health care and health finance. A second developing area of research is in management including principal agent models with dynamic non-cooperative game theory, transactions cost management of common-pool resources and management pedagogy.
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After earning a PhD in political science at the University of California – Berkeley and spending several years working at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment and the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., Phil Mundo joined the Drew faculty in 1986. He teaches courses on American Politics and Public policy and has directed Drew’s Washington Semester Program and the London Semester Program.
American government, public policy, environmental policy and energy policy.
Office: Gilbert House Rm. 23
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Jonathan W. Reader, Baker Professor of Sociology, has been teaching at Drew since 1980. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from Comell University, his M.P.A. in Public Administration from New York University, and his B.A. in Government from Cornell University.
He served for two years as an officer in the United States Public Health Service. He has authored or co-authored twenty articles, papers, research reports, reviews and speeches on such topics as community disasters, corporate mergers, the impact of elections on local government fiscal policies, innovations in medical technology, local governments’ strategies for revenue generation, politics of local school districts and substance abuse treatment policy.
Since 1968, he has done extensive consulting with organizations in both the public and non-profit sectors for more than five decades. His clients have included the City of Indianapolis. Control Data Corporation, Donovan, Newton, Irvine and Leisure, Local 32B & J of the Service Employees International Union, New Jersey Chapter of of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, New Orleans Department of Public Health, Novartis, Palmer Video and Stockton State College. He consulted on and acted in the movie, Meeting the Beautiful People, which debuted to favorable reviews in New York in 1994 and Berlin in 1995. He consulted on Erving Goffman’s influence on the husband in the novel, A Dangerous Husband by Jane Shapiro.
In 2004, he received the Drew University President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching. He chairs the Sociology Department and directs the Public Health Major.
His current research interest focuses on the health and illness of U.S Presidents.
Office: Lewis House 301
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Maliha Safri is an associate professor in the economics department at Drew University, and has taught and published on political economy and migration. She has published articles in Signs, the Middle East Journal, edited book collections, and most recently a piece in the Economist’s Voice titled “The Economics of Occupation.” She has also been involved with popular education seminars and courses with activists for twelve years with the Center For Popular Economics, based at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and has been active with worker cooperatives in the NJ and NY metropolitan area.
Office: Lewis House 201
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Marc received his B.A. from Northwestern University (1992) and PhD from Cornell University (1998). Marc’s research focuses on the impact of monetary policy structures and information releases on financial markets, and the influence policymakers have on regional and national economic growth. In 2006 he was the recipient of a National Sciences Foundation grant that helped fund an annual national workshop for macroeconomics research at liberal arts colleges. Marc also writes a weekly education piece for the Wall Street Journal.
Marc has taken students on numerous short-term study programs to study financial markets, financial institutions and policymaking in London, Dublin, Brussels, and Tokyo. In 2010 he received the “Distinguished Teacher of the Year” award at Drew. Finally, Marc is a die-hard Red Sox fan.
The Effects of Central Bank Transparency on Financial Markets, Regional Income Convergence, Effects of Fiscal Policy on Long-Run Economic Growth
Office: Lewis House
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Chenyang (Charlie) Xu is a visiting assistant professor of economics at Drew University, Madison, NJ. Charlie received his Bachelors in Information Management and Masters in Marine Affairs in China. He came to the U.S. and received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wyoming in 2016. Besides being at his office cracking the dismal science, He enjoys fishing and mountain biking.
Charlie consider himself an applied microeconomist with interests in environmental, resource and development economics, which grew out of his experience of living in China. He is particularly interested in exploring how internal incentives of firms and government agencies affect environment outcomes. In his research, Charlie utilizes behavioral science and corporate finance theory with econometric techniques to better understand and help address pressing development and environmental issues.