Office: Gilbert House Rm. 32
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | (973)-408-3953
Research interests: Consumption and consumer culture; economic sociology; organizations, occupations, and work; social psychology.
Christopher Andrews (Ph.D. University of Maryland) joined the Drew faculty in 2011 and is Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology and Co-Director of Business Studies. His research focuses on consumption and consumer culture; organizations, occupations, and work; and technology in the workplace.
Book Reviews and other publications
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: Faulkner House 8
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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.
Office: Davies House, Room 202
Research Interests: Financial Risk Management, Behavioral Finance, Real Estate Economics
Steve Firestone is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Finance and the Director of the Master of Science in Finance program at Drew University. His research focuses on market and credit risk, fixed income valuation, behavioral finance, and real estate economics. Prior to joining Drew, Steve served for seven years as a U.S. Treasury official in The Office of The Comptroller of the Currency, providing effective oversight of institutional trading and lending activities at some of the country’s largest banks. His tenure in government service followed a twenty-year career in the financial markets as a fixed income trader, portfolio manager, and investment banker. Steve has also been committed to public service, currently serving on the Site Plan Review Advisory Board in Princeton, N.J. He has previously served on the Zoning Board of Adjustment in Hoboken, N.J. and both the Planning Commission and Zoning Board in Charlotte, N.C. He received a B.A. in Economics from Bucknell University, an M.B.A in Finance and Public Policy from Indiana University, and is working towards his D.B.A at Drexel University. Steve completed his Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation in 2009 and is active in the CAIA Association, the International Association for Quantitative Finance, and the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council where he serves on the Education Committee. He is also an avid runner, completing two New York City Marathons (2017, 2018).
Office: Faulkner House
Research interests: Business anthropology, digital anthropology, critical data, data ethics, anthropology of work, and consumer culture
Yuliya Grinberg (Ph.D. Columbia University) is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Business. Her research raises questions about the social impact of digital data, the role of gender in computing, and the future of work in the age of automation. Her first book, Data Entrepreneurialism and the Digital Body (under contract with Cambridge University Press) focuses an anthropological lens on the developers of wearable technology and analyzes how digital knowledge is produced in the tension of analytic savvy, entrepreneurial habit, and commercial pressure. Dr. Grinberg also holds a B.S. in Marketing from NYU Stern School of Business and has worked as a brand strategist and as qualitative research across a range of categories, including CPG, B2B, and the technology sector. She teaches courses on marketing and business anthropology, as well courses that address the ethical, social, and political issues as they relate to questions of technological innovation, automation, and big data.
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.
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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: Lewis House 103
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Jennifer Olmsted is currently Professor of Economics and Director of Middle East Studies at Drew University. She is also the director of Drew University’s Social Entrepreneurship semester. She previously served as the Gender Advisor at the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and has also been a consultant for UN ESWCA, UNFPA, UNDP, UN Women, and the World Bank. She completed her BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, her Master’s in Agricultural Economics and her PhD in Economics from the University of California, Davis. Dr. Olmsted was a guest editor of and also contributing author to a 2014 issue of Feminist Economics focusing on gender and economics in Muslim communities. She has also published numerous other articles, in a range of books volumes and journals including in History of the Family, Industrial Relations, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, Women’s Studies International Forum, and World Development, among others.
Her areas of specialization include gender, development, and globalization with a particular focus on the Middle East and Muslim communities more broadly. Her current research focuses on gender issues related to sustainability, as well as on the role that armed conflict plays in (re)shaping norms and economic opportunities and challenges.
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.
Gerard Pinto is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Drew University. He earned a Ph.D. in finance from the University of South Carolina and a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mumbai. He has worked in the investment banking sector and engineering sector in India.
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Research interests: monetary policy and the history and theory of money and banking; political economy of the U.S. dollar; quantitative easing; volatility and economic risk for households and companies in the neoliberal era.
Raphaele Chappe is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Drew University. She is also an economic advisor for The Predistribution Initiative, a multi-stakeholder project to develop new investment structures that share more economics with workers and communities, with a focus on private equity. Raphaele also helped co-found the SMBX, a fintech marketplace for “small business bonds”. In 2019, she received a Research Fellowship from the Open Society Foundations. In a prior life she has also worked as a tax attorney on Wall Street (in her last position at Goldman Sachs). Raphaele received her doctorate in economics from The New School for Social Research and an LL.M. from New York University.
“New Perspectives on Neoliberal Finance” (2016), in Rosa Remix, published by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung
“The Legal Framework of Global Environment Governance on Climate Change: A Critical Survey” (2015),The Oxford Handbook of The Macroeconomics of Global Warming, edited by W. Semmler and L. Bernard, Oxford University Press.
“Seeking Alpha: The Performance of Funds of Hedge Funds” (2013), with W. Semmler and C. Proaño, chapter in Reconsidering Funds of Hedge Funds: The Financial Crisis and Best Practices in UCITS, Tail Risk, Performance, and Due Diligence, edited by G. Gregoriou, Elsevier.
“The Operation of Hedge Funds: Econometric Evidence, Dynamic Modeling and Regulatory Tasks” (2010), with W. Semmler, chapter in Financial Econometrics Modeling: Derivatives Pricing, Hedge Funds and Term Structure Models, edited by G. Gregoriou and R. Pascalau, Palgrave Macmillan.
“The Supermanagerial Reich” (2016), with A. Singh Chaudhary, Los Angeles Review of Books.
“Financial Reform in the U.S.: A Critical Survey of Dodd-Frank and What is Needed for Europe” (2012), Working Paper for the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) at the Hans-Böckler-Foundation.