Sessional, visiting, adjunct, cross-listed, and emeritus faculty
- Noha Abdelfattah
- Bijan Ahmadi
- Jim Brookes
- Pompeo Della Posta
- Yolina Denchev
- Lynda Gagné
- Knick Harley
- Ahmed Hoque
- Yunkai (Victor) Huang
- Betty Johnson
- Craig Johnston
- Jiang (Beryl) Li
- Chui Ying (Martina) Lui
- Cristina Martinez
- Alan Mehlenbacher
- Shannon Pendergast
- Richard Porges
- Owen Powell
- Brian Scarfe
- Nancy M. South
- Bradley Stennes
- Lindsay Tedds
- Dan Vo
- Frederick Willeboordse
- Linda Wong
BSc (Cairo), MSc (Portland), PhD Candidate (UVic).Noha Abdelfattah has held a teaching position at Cairo University, Egypt. She is currently a PhD candidate at UVic, working on research in the area of development economics. Her teaching interests and experience are in the fields of macroeconomics, econometrics and microeconomics.
BSc (UVic), MSc (Barcelona), MA (UVic). Bijan Ahmadi has recently completed a Masters in Economics at UVic. He has extensive experience with our Writing for Economists course, ECON 225, both as a teaching assistant and sessional lecturer.
Sessional LecturerBA and MA (SFU). Jim Brookes has had an extensive career in both industry and university research organizations. He has taught microeconomics and macroeconomics at SFU and BCIT. In industry, Jim was an executive with BC Tel/TELUS where he testified at numerous CRTC hearings on economics issues. He was responsible for company activities dealing with forecasting, elasticity studies, productivity studies, costing, and market share estimation. He also led departments responsible for marketing, advertising and business development. Dealing with university research, Jim was previously president of MITACS, currently is chief development officer for NeuroDevNet, and is on the boards of ISSNet and GRAND.
Sessional LecturerBA (Siena, Italy), MA (Warwick, UK), PhD (Florence, Italy). Pompeo Della Posta is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Pisa, Italy. He has over a decade of teaching experience in economics and has lectured with various institutions, including the American College in London, California State University, Johns Hopkins University, Delhi School of Economics, and the Overseas Studies Program of Stanford University. He has published numerous articles in economic journals, as well as authored and co-authored several texts in economics and the global economy.
Sessional LecturerMBA (Kentucky), MA (Tennessee), ABD (Tennessee). Yolina Denchev has taught in the Department of Economics at UVic since 1998 and is also an instructor and program chair in the Department of Finance and Economics in the School of Business at Camosun College. Her fields of specialization include macroeconomics, monetary economics, economic development, and public finance.
Cross-listed Assistant ProfessorBA (SFU), CGA, MA (SFU), PhD (UBC). Lynda Gagné joined the School of Public Administration as an assistant professor in 2001. She has been cross-listed in the Department of Economics since 2007. She taught accounting and economics at Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, and Columbia College between 1997 and 2001. She worked as an accountant in the non-profit sector and for the Yukon Government from 1986 to 1993. Professor Gagné’s government experience includes working as a budget analyst for the Yukon Government Budget Bureau and as an accountant for the Yukon Housing Corporation. She also worked as an information officer for the Yukon Government Bureau of Statistics. Her non-profit work experience includes working for a student association and for non-profit housing groups. Her research interests include: tobacco control; social programs, neighbourhoods, family behaviour and children’s outcomes; household economics; taxation and the family; public finance; and applied econometrics and microeconomics.
BA, Honours (College of Wooster), MA (Harvard), PhD (Harvard).Professor Harley has built an outstanding reputation in the fields of North American and European economic history through a long career in which he taught at the University of British Columbia, the University of Michigan, the University of Toronto, the University of Pennsylvania, Simon Fraser University, the University of California at Davis, the Free University of Berlin, the University of Western Ontario, and most recently the University of Oxford where he is professor of economic history. He has published one major book – The Integration of the World Economy, 1850-1914 – and a host of articles in referred journals including two prize winning articles published in the Journal of Economic History. He has also published over fifteen referred articles in books. His research to date has focused on transportation, trade, global integration, the industrial revolution in England, trade policy and the role of factor prices in shaping income distribution and trade.Professor Harley has not only built a stellar reputation as a scholar, he continues to carry out research on a variety of topics. At present he is working on: regional economies in the United States and Canada and their relationship to the world economy in the 19th century; freight rates on the North Atlantic; and the role of profits in the cotton industry during the English Industrial Revolution.
BSS (Bangladesh), MSS (Bangladesh), MA (Manitoba), PhD Candidate (UVic). Ahmed Hoque is a PhD candidate, completing an interdisciplinary program in the Departments of Economics and Mathematics and Statistics.
BMgt (China), BA Honours (Winnipeg), BSc (Winnipeg), MA (Carleton), PhD Candidate(UVic). Before joining the Economics PhD program at UVic, Yunkai Huang was a lecturer at Honghe University and taught courses in the areas of econometrics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, management, and mathematical statistics. He is currently a PhD candidate at UVic. His fields of interest include: econometric theory; applied econometrics; public economics; and labour economics.
BA (UVic), MA (UVic). Betty Johnson has taught courses in managerial economics and introductory economic statistics at UVic since 1999.
BA Hons (Queen's), MA (UVic), PhD Candidate (UVic). Craig Johnston has worked for Environment Canada, Health Canada and is currently a consultant at the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation. His research interests include: Environmental Economics, Health Economics, Agricultural Economics, Climate Change Policy, Computational Economics, and Applied Econometrics.
Sessional LecturerBEng (Beijing), MA (Saskatchewan), PhD Candidate (UVic). Beryl Li has been a PhD student in the Department of Economics since 2008 and is currently a PhD candidate.
Sessional LecturerBBA (Hong Kong), MA (UVic), PhD Candidate (UVic). Martina Lui has been a graduate student in the Department of Economics since 2008. She completed her MA in 2010 and is currently a PhD candidate.
Sessional LecturerBA (Mexico), MA (UVic). Cristina Martinez has taught economics and statistics in the Department of Economics at UVic as well as in the School of Business at Camosun College. Her work has been published in Economics Letters and the BE Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy. She is currently a senior economic analyst in the BC Ministry of Finance.
Adjunct Assistant ProfessorB.S. (Michigan), M.Sc. (UBC), M.B.A. (SFU), Ph.D. (UVic). Alan Mehlenbacher is an economics and management consultant whose practice includes economic analyses, business valuations, cost-benefit analyses, and econometric analyses. He was previously a partner in a software development company, president of a property management company, and a senior manager in two BC Crown Corporations. He has published papers in Global Governance, Environmental Science & Policy, Computational Economics, Boundary-Layer Meteorology, and the Canadian Journal of Botany. Visit Alan Mehlenbacher’s web page: http://web.uvic.ca/~amehlen.
Sessional LecturerBA (SFU), MA (UVic). Since completing her MA degree, Shannon Pendergast has worked at establishing a career in the public sector. She is currently a tax policy analyst in the BC Ministry of Finance.
BA (SFU), MA (SFU), ABD (UBC). Richard Porges has taught as a visiting and sessional lecturer in the Department of Economics and the Schools of Business and Public Administration at UVic since 1989. His areas of specialization in economics include: international economics; public finance; environmental economics; applied econometrics; and Canadian microeconomic policy issues. Mr. Porges has worked in the public service in BC since 1999, holding positions as senior economist and manager. He is currently Director, Research & Planning for Tourism BC.
Sessional LecturerBSc (UVic), MA (UVic), MPhil (Tilburg), PhD (Tilburg). Owen Powell completed his BSc and MA degrees at UVic and then continued his education in Europe, where he is now a senior scientist in the Department of Economics, University of Vienna. He was also a visiting assistant professor at the University of Madrid from 2009-11. His research interests include experimental finance, bubbles, growth and growth accounting, and agent-based economics.
Sessional LecturerBA Hons (UBC), BPhil (Oxon), DPhil (Oxon), Rhodes Scholar for BC in 1963. Brian Scarfe has taught courses in cost-benefit analysis, resource economics, and international economics for the department over the past several years. Previously, he has held teaching and administrative positions at the Universities of Manitoba, Alberta (where he was economics department chair for ten years), and Regina (where he was vice-president academic for five years). His company, BriMar Consultants Ltd., has completed numerous reports for various BC Government departments, often on cost-benefit analysis themes. Dr. Scarfe has also published widely in the areas of macroeconomics, international economics, and energy economics. Having spent several winters in each of the prairie capitals, Victoria is his chosen home.
Sessional LecturerBA Hons (UBC), MA (Essex), PhD (Toronto). Nancy South was a lecturer and assistant professor at UVic and Trent University before joining the public service, where she has held positions as senior economist and senior policy advisor. Dr. South is currently Director, Priority Project, in the Ministry of Health Services. She teaches courses in the areas of labour economics and Canadian economic history.
Adjunct Associate ProfessorBSC (UBC), MSc (UBC), PhD (UBC). Brad Stennes is a research economist in the Trade and Economics Program at the Pacific Forestry Centre of the Canadian Forest Service. His main research responsibilities are in forest products trade and the development of BC’s forest sector with special emphasis on Canada’s value-added wood processing sector. Dr. Stennes sponsors the Pacific Forestry Centre Graduate Fellowship Award, which has been held by UVic economics students. He has also co-authored journal articles, proceedings and policy analysis working papers with our faculty and graduate students.
Cross-listed Assistant ProfessorBA Honours (Carleton), BA with Distinction (UVic), MA (UVic), PhD (McMaster). Lindsay Tedds is a cross-listed assistant professor in the School of Public Administration and the Department of Economics at UVic and an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg. Her primary research and teaching area is applied economic research and policy analysis. Professor Tedds has also held several posts with the Government of Canada in Ottawa in the areas of public economics and policy implementation.
BSc with Distinction (UVic), MA (UVic), PhD Candidate (UVic). Dan Vo has been a student in the Department of Economics since 2002 and is currently a PhD candidate. He has been a teaching assistant since 2005 and started teaching as a sessional lecturer in Winter Session 2009-10. His areas of specialization include: micro and macroeconomics; industrial organization; cost benefit analysis; game theory; and information and incentives.
BSc, Physics (Amsterdam), MA, Philosophy (Amsterdam), MA, Physics (Amsterdam), PhD, Physics (Tsukuba, Japan). After a varied career, including 5 years in business and a teaching position at The National University of Singapore, Frederick Willeboordse relocated to Victoria, where he now teaches in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the Faculty of Business, and the Department of Economics.
BSc (UBC), MA (UVic), PhD Candidate (UVic). Linda Wong is currently a PhD student at UVic. Her research interests include: environmental and resource economics; applied econometrics; and computational economics.
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