Faculty and Staff

Department of Economics and Management

Teaching and mentoring students is the first priority for Albion's Economics and Management faculty. Because of Albion's small class sizes, we get to know our students well.

Recent scholarly research by faculty addresses such topics as fighting botnets with economic uncertainty, ethical reasoning in management decision making, networking to develop a professional identity, equity market liberalization, cost-effectiveness of video conferencing to diagnose stroke patients in rural areas, and decision making principles of labor arbitrators in employment grievance cases.

Two Albion E&M professors have received prestigious fellowships from the National Science Foundation, and two have received Fulbright grants.

John B. Bedient

Associate Professor
Department Chair

Office: Robinson 118
Phone: 517/629-0343

B.A., 1975, Alma College
M.B.A., 1978, Indiana University
CPA, 1977
Appointed 1985

Courses: Financial Accounting, Managerial Cost Accounting, Intermediate Accounting I and II, Auditing, Accounting Information Systems, Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting, Marketing Principles and Decision-Making, Business Functions, Management, Financial Modeling with Excel

Advisor: VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance); Site Coordinator, Accounting Society.

Vicki L. Baker

E. Maynard Aris Endowed Professor
Director, Albion college Community Collaborative (AC3)

Office: Robinson 111
Phone: 517/629-0238

B.S., 1999, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.B.A., 2001, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
M.S, and Ph.D., 2007, Pennsylvania State University
Appointed 2007

Scholarship: Development of professional identity and professional networks among doctoral students in business, education, and engineering. Moral disengagement and ethical decision making in business. Articles published in Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Higher Education, Studies in Higher Education, and elsewhere; chapters in scholarly books.

Courses: Managing People and Organizations, Human Resource Management, Women in Business and Leadership, Management, Lessons Learned at "The Office," Management Consulting, International Management.

Advisor: Delta Sigma Pi fraternity

John Carlson

Associate Professor

Office: Robinson 112
Phone: 517/629-0424

B.S., 1979, Ball State University
CPA, 1982
C.M.A., 1984
M.B.A., 1999, University of Cincinnati
Ph.D., 2012, University of Cincinnati
Appointed 2012

Courses: Financial Accounting, Managerial Cost Accounting, Intermediate Accounting II, Selected Topics: Business Combinations and Federal Income Taxation.

Advisor: American Institute of CPA's (AICPA), 2012 Accounting Competition, Team Albion, VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance); Site Coordinator, Accounting Society.

Jon A. Hooks


Office: Robinson 103
Phone: 517/629-0530
Web: campus.albion.edu/jonhooks/

B.S., 1984, Cameron University
M.A., 1985, University of Texas at Dallas
M.A., 1987, Ph.D., 1989, Michigan State University
C.F.A., 2000
Appointed 1989

Scholarship: Articles on mutual fund returns, asset allocation, and the stock market in Journal of Business Research and elsewhere. Author of a textbook, Economics: Foundations for Financial Services Providers.

Courses: Principles of Microeconomics, The Economy and Financial Markets, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Government Economics and Policy, Money and Banking, Portfolio Theory, Financial Management, Financial Markets.

Advisor: 2012/13 Fed Challenge Team, Investment Club, ODE-Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honors Society in Economics

Keyvan Kasaian

Assistant Professor

Office: Robinson 101
Phone: 517/629-0422

B.Sc., 2011 Amirkabir University of Technology
M.B.A., 2014 Sharif University of Technology
Ph.D., 2021 University of Texas at Dallas
Appointed 2021

Courses: Marketing Principles and Consumer Behavior

Seolah Kim

Assistant Professor

Office: Robinson 116
Phone: 517/629-0423

B.A., 2012 Korea University
M.A., 2014 Seoul National University
Ph.D., 2020 University of California, Riverside
Appointed 2020

Courses: Principles of Microeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Economics Statistics and Econometrics.

Zhen Li


Office: Robinson 102
Phone: 517/629-0490

B.S., 1996, Peking University
M.A., 1999, Princeton University
Ph.D., 2004, Princeton University
Appointed 2004

Scholarship: Economics of computer networks and computer security, equity market liberalization and economic development. Articles in Journal of Security and Communication Networks and in Journal of Economic Development; papers in peer-reviewed conference proceedings; chapter in scholarly book.

Courses: Principles of Microeconomics, The Economy and Financial Markets, Intermediate Macroeconomics, The Chinese Economy, International Finance, International Trade.

Roy Mathews

Adjunct Instructor

Office: Robinson 104
Phone: 517/629-0444

B.S., 2007, University of Phoenix
M.B.A., 2009, University of Phoenix
Appointed 2020

Courses: The Economy and Financial Market and Principles of Microeconomics

Renée T. Harlow

Administrative Assistant

Office: Robinson 109
Phone: 517/629-0419

B.A., 2012, Albion College


Faculty Emeriti

Gregory M. Saltzman
Professor Emeritus

Daniel S. Christiansen
Professor Emeritus

Gaylord Smith
Professor Emeritus

Larry Steinhauer
Dec. 25, 2017: Professor Steinhauer Passes Away

Jim McCarley
Oct. 1, 2018: Professor McCarley Passes Away

Maurice Branch
Feb. 23, 2014: Professor Branch Passes Away

Scott Cracraft

Contact Us

Economics and Management Department
Albion College
Robinson Hall
611 East Porter St.
Albion, MI 49224

Office: 517/629-0419
Fax: 517/629-0428
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