People

Faculty

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

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
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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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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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Professor of Mathematics

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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Staff

Dawn Larder

Department Coordinator

Dawn Larder is the department coordinator for the Economics Department and Entrepreneurship, Organizations, and Society. She started at Mount Holyoke in 1973 and has been in her current position since 1985. Larder is often referred to as “Skinner Central”, serving as the primary coordinator during summer months.

413-538-2432
115 Skinner Hall
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M-W-F 8:00-3:30, T-TH 8:00-2:30

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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Emeriti

Professor Emeritus 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.

413-538-2432
115 Skinner Hall
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Bob Schwartz
E. Nevius Rodman Professor of History, Member of Environmental Studies

Robert Schwartz is a European historian keenly interested in the history of environmental change and public health. In his course,`Research Methods in History, Environmental Change and Public Health`, students explore how industrialization and the growth of cities in Victorian Britain affected infant mortality and the spread of infectious diseases; how the state, local governments, and medical professionals responded to these problems in public health; and how the history of environmental change and public health inform policy and practice today.

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