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Economics Department

Dr. Dan Fox, Chair
Dauch College of Business & Economics
401 College Ave.
Ashland, OH 44805
Office: Dauch 248

Dr. Paul Holmes
Assistant Professor of Economics
245, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5316 /
Dr. Mark Nadler
Dr. Mark Nadler
Associate Professor of Economics, A.L. Garber Family Chair in Economics
208, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5912 /
Dr. Jeffrey Russell
Associate Professor of Economics
201, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5212 /
Wendy Wasnich
Assistant Professor of Economics
237, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5735 /

Economics Program
Evolving With the Economy

Do you have strong quantitative, analytical, and communication skills or a natural inclination to solve problems and predict future trends? The Economics program at Ashland University might be for you.

CEOs of major companies have ranked economics as the second best undergraduate degree students can receive, according to BusinessWeek magazine. At Ashland University, our economics majors stand apart from the crowd because they truly understand and work within economic realities and markets every day.

What to Expect in the Economics Program

Economics is a social sciences that deals with making choices when resources are scarce. As an economics major, you’ll learn micro, macro, and international economics to predict consumer, company, and country behavior with sophisticated techniques. You’ll also get the chance to do original research with real-time, real-world projects on your own and alongside accredited faculty, providing you with unheard of opportunities among universities nationwide.

Economics Program Benefits

In this program, you will:

  • Mesh your interests across the business, political, and legal spectrums
  • Learn in small class sizes with individualized attention
  • Have opportunities to do original research with real-time, real-world topics
  • Evaluate intricate information and make data-driven decisions and conclusions with today’s technology
  • Benefit from a dedicated, experienced faculty determined to help you succeed

Core Curriculum

The courses provided in the Economics major evolve as the global world evolves. As an Economics major, you’ll study current events and bring real-time examples into the classroom for the utmost college experience.

Sample courses include:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Elementary Statistics

Student Involvement

Economics Career Outlook

Average Career Salary


Anticipated Career Growth

Demand for jobs in economics is expected to grow six percent over the next ten years.

Recent Employers of Economic Graduates

  • Bank One
  • Cigna Company
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
  • Merrill Lynch & Company Foundation Inc.
  • Procter and Gamble

Career Opportunities

  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • International Analyst
  • Market Analyst
  • Sales Consultant
  • Auditor
  • Broker
  • Business Forecaster
  • Purchasing Manager

Student Organizations

Student Organizations