Bryant University. The Character of Success


Faculty Profiles

Sam Mirmirani joined the faculty of the Economics Department at Bryant University in 1983 and has been serving as the Chair of the Department since 1993. Professor Mirmirani received his Ph.D. with primary concentrations in Healthcare Economics and Public Finance and Secondary specializations in Development Economics and International Trade. His Ph.D. Dissertation focused on the Impact of Capital Expansion Regulations on the Hospital Industry in the United States. He also received M.A. in Economics from Clark University and M.S. in Industrial Administration from the University of Dallas. Professor Mirmirani received his undergraduate degree (B.A.) in Economics and Political Science from the National University of Iran in Tehran. His consulting experiences are in the areas of Health Care Policy Analysis, Technology Assessment, and Economic Impact Studies. Dr. Mirmirani has served as a member of Business Review Panel at the National Institute of Standards & Technology, Advanced Technology Program (ATP), U.S. Department of Commerce.
Laurie Bates started teaching at Bryant University in 1991. Dr. Bates received her Ph.D in Economics from the University of Connecticut in 1989 with a primary concentration in Public Finance. Professor Bates teaches a variety of classes at Bryant including Honor Micro and Macroeconomics, Environmental Economics, Public Finance and Intermediate Microeconomics. Professor Bates has many refereed journal articles in the area of Applied Microeconomics.
Joseph A. Ilacqua started teaching at Bryant University in 1968. Dr. Ilacqua received his Ed.D from the Boston University in 1993. Professor Ilacqua teaches a variety of classes at Bryant including Principles of Micro and Macroeconomics, Cultures and Economy in Transition, Human Capital Development in Global Economy, Economics of Social Issue, Economics for Business.
Jongsung Kim started teaching at Bryant in 1998. Dr. Kim received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Johns Hopkins University in 1996. Before joining Bryant, he taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Loyola College in Maryland for 2 years and taught a graduate course at the Johns Hopkins M.A in Applied Economics program. At Bryant, he has taught principle courses for Micro- and Macroeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, and Econometrics in undergraduate program, and has taught Economics for Business for MBA program. In addition to gender earnings gap and occupational segregation, his research interests also include various labor market issues about inequalities and the foreign-born workers in the U.S. labor market. Professor Kim is the author of "Labor Supply and Occupational Structure of Asian Immigrants in the U.S. Labor Market" published by the Garland Publishing Company in 2000.
Ramesh Mohan started teaching at Bryant University in 2005. Professor Mohan received his Ph.D. in 2004 from Kansas State University (KSU). He has taught undergraduate and graduate classes for the past ten years. He gained initial experience while teaching in the British and the American degree twinning programs and in the MBA program for two years (1997-1999) at Inti International College University Malaysia. Dr. Mohan received KSU Department of Economics Teaching Excellence Award 2001, KSU College of Arts and Sciences William L. Stamey Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award 2002 (among 600 faculties), and Bryant University Merit Award for Teaching, Service and Scholarship 2007. Prior to joining Bryant, Dr. Mohan was a faculty member at Western Washington University and Inti International University College, Malaysia.
Joseph Shaanan started teaching at Bryant University in 1991. Professor Shaanan is the author or coauthor of articles in The Antitrust Bulletin, Economica, Economic Journal, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Economics and Business, Managerial and Decision Economics, The Review of Economics and Statistics, Review of Industrial Organization, and Southern Economic Journal.
Peter Mini started teaching at Bryant University in 1969. Dr. Mini received his Ph.D in Economics from the Tulane University in 1965. Professor Mini, a native of Italy, received a B.S. in Economics from New York University. After two years in Canada, he joined Bryant in 1969, where he is currently an associate professor. His area of interest are International trade and the history of economics. He also teaches in the MBA program.
Edinaldo Tebaldi joined the faculty of the Department of Economics at Bryant University in 2007. Dr. Tebaldi received his Ph.D. in economics from The University of New Hampshire in 2005 with concentration in International Economics and Economic Growth and Development . Before joining Bryant, he taught undergraduate and graduate courses (including econometrics, mathematical economics, managerial economics, intermediate macroeconomics and principles of microeconomics) at the Federal University of Ceara ( Brazil) and at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Tebaldi also worked as a consultant in the area of economic development for the World Bank.
Aziz Berdiev is going to join Bryant University in August, 2011. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from University of Kentucky. Professor Berdiev's primary fields are Macroeconomics, International Trade, Energy Economics and Political Economy.