Friday, April 25, 2008

New MTSU Economics and Finance Chair

Charles Baum has been selected as the next chair of MTSU's Department of Economics and Finance and will assume his duties on July 1, 2008. Baum received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An expert in labor economics, Baum is widely published and his research currently focuses on the links between various economic factors and obesity. He also serves as the director of MTSU's graduate program in economics. Baum replaces retiring chair John Lee.