People

Faculty

Michael D. Robinson Chair of Complex Organizations, Chair and Professor of Economics
Chair and Professor of Economics, Chair of Complex Organizations

As an applied econometrician, Mike Robinson uses economic analysis to answer questions about the world. The author of many articles, book chapters, and reviews, Robinson is primarily interested in labor economics. Much of his research has centered on wages and income, with a focus on the economics of discrimination.

413-538-3085
128 Skinner Hall
Contact
M 11:00-12:15
Professor Douglas Amy
Professor of Politics

Douglas Amy is a leading expert on electoral voting systems, including proportional representation, redistricting issues in the United States, and the plight of third party candidacies.

413-538-2667
110 Skinner Hall
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By appointment only
Professor of Economics

Jen Christiansen’s major interest and concern is the politics and economics of global climate change. Other research interests and many of his recent publications focus on questions of comparative economic performance in the G-7 (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK, and U.S.). Christiansen has a keen interest in environmental issues and is actively involved in Mount Holyoke’s Environmental Studies program, of which he is a founding member.

413-538-2750
112 Skinner Hall
Contact
TuTh 10:00-11:30
Class of 1926 Professor of Politics

Chris Pyle is a teacher, scholar, and political activist whose interests range across history, law, and politics, with an emphasis on civil liberties. He currently teaches courses on constitutional law, civil liberties, American politics, American political thought, and decision making in complex organizations.

413-538-2656
211 Shattuck Hall
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By appointment only
Professor of Mathematics; Mathematics and Statistics

Margaret Robinson is a number theorist whose work combines analysis, algebra, and topology to understand number theoretic objects, in particular zeta functions. For Robinson, the research is addictive because objects from other areas of mathematics arise like strange outcrops revealing unexpected constituents in the rock of number theory. Tracking down and explaining why these startling connections exist is tantalizing, sometimes frustrating, but never boring.

413-538-2394
401A Clapp Laboratory
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By appointment only
Steven Schmeiser
Assistant Professor of Economics and Complex Organizations

Steven Schmeiser uses game theory and microeconomic theory to study a wide variety of topics including group formation, regulation, internet advertising, consumer behavior, and corporate law. Schmeiser has published in journals, such as, The Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, The International Journal of Industrial Organization, and Economics Letters. Schmeiser teaches courses on game theory, accounting, corporate governance, and perspectives in global business.

413-538-2146
117 Skinner Hall
Contact
Tu 1:00-2:00, Th 1:00-2:00

Staff

Dawn Larder

Academic Department Coordinator

Dawn Larder is the Department Coordinator for Economics Department and the Complex Organizations Program. She started at Mount Holyoke in 1973 and has been in her current position since 1985. Dawn is often referred to as “Skinner Central” since she is the only Assistant who works in Skinner in the summer months.

413-538-2432
115 Skinner Hall
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By appointment only

Visiting Faculty

D. Anthony Butterfield

Visiting Professor of Complex Organizations

D. Anthony Butterfield can be reached at 413-545-5678. 

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Umass School of Management
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