Faculty & Staff

Faculty

Office Coordinator

Amy Leu


Hannah Apps

Professor Apps

The Thomas K. Kreilick Professor of Economics

Phone:

269.337.7024

Email

Hannah.Apps@kzoo.edu

Office:

Dewing 301

Courses Taught
  • Econometrics
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Times of Crisis
  • Financial Crisis
  • Principles of Economics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
Research Interests
  • Urban Economics
  • Public Finance
  • History of Local Economic Development
Biography

Dr. Hannah Apps received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with a major in economics.  She completed her PhD.D. at the University of Pennsylvania.  Her research generally concerns urban policy.  She has written and published widely both in urban public finance and community governance. She has also worked in and with many local governments and governing entitles helping them with both financial and governance issues.


Juan Cardona

Dr. Cardona

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics and Business

Phone:

269.337.7026

Email

Juan.Cardona@kzoo.edu

Office:

Dewing 309C

Courses Taught
  • Introduction to Investments
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Principles of Investments
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Portfolio Management
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
  • Managerial Finance
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
Research Interests
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts
  • Mutual Funds
  • Corporate Finance
Biography

Professor Juan Cardona holds a PhD in finance from the University of Puerto Rico. He was awarded in 2013 with the prize “Best Doctoral Dissertation in Finance” by the UPR-Graduate School of Business. Two chapters of his thesis were published in two different journals: Journal of Property Investment and Finance and Journal of Real Estate Finance. Among his peers he is well know as an active learner. He was the first PhD student from the University of Puerto Rico to present in top USA Finance Conferences Proceedings while studying his first year of the doctoral program. Juan always see challenges as an opportunity for both personal and professional growth. He had lived in four different countries, had more than ten years of professional experience and around five years of teaching experience with graduate and undergraduate students. He is seriously engaged and works with enthusiasm to help the upcoming generation of professionals to achieve the maximum of their potential and to always stick to the ethical principles in their professions. His research interest is on the study of public corporation’s performance and how it impacts the average investor (households) in a country.


Will Georgic

Professor Georgic

Assistant Professor of Economics

Phone:

269.337.7025

Email

Will.Georgic@kzoo.edu

Office:

Dewing 309D

Courses Taught
  • Environmental Economics
  • Climate Change Policy
  • Principles of Economics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
Research Interests
  • Environmental Economics
  • Land Use
  • Public Policy
Biography

Dr. Will Georgic studied Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics (PPE) at Denison University before earning his Ph.D. in Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics at The Ohio State University. He has also taught at both schools before joining Kalamazoo College in the fall of 2019. His liberal arts background and training in applied methods motivate both his teaching and research, with problem solving and critical thinking emphasized in both activities. His research is primarily concerned with studying environmental problems likely to worsen with climate change and informing more efficient policy decisions. In the classroom, Dr. Georgic is dedicated to helping students grow as pluralistic and empirical economists.


Menelik Geremew

Professor Geremew

Stephen B. Monroe Associate Professor of Money and Banking

Phone:

269.337.7026

Email

Menelik.Geremew@kzoo.edu

Office:

Dewing 309C

Courses Taught
  • Principles of Economics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Money and Banking
  • Open Economy Macroeconomics/International Finance
Research Interests
  • Macro/Monetary Economics
  • Financial Economics
  • International Finance
Biography

Dr. Menelik Geremew received his Ph.D. in Economics from Texas Tech University (2013), M.A Texas Tech University (2011), M.Sc. Addis Ababa University (2005) and B.Sc. Alemaya University (1998). He joined Kalamazoo College in Sept 2013. Currently, he teaches Principles of Economics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Money and Banking and International Finance. Dr. Geremew’s research projects focus on the dynamic effects of monetary policy shocks on household consumption and real estate investment using DSGE and VAR models, monetary policy in emerging economies, country risk analysis and business cycles. He also studies the role of the Federal Reserve in financial stability in light of the global financial crisis that occurred in 2007/08. Dr. Geremew has received awards from the state of Texas (Texas Public Education Grant) and the Southern Economics Association.


Patrik Hultberg

Professor Hultberg

Department Co-Chair and Edward and Virginia Van Dalson Professor of Economics

Phone:

269.337.7027

Email

Patrik.Hultberg@kzoo.edu

Office:

Dewing 306A

Courses Taught
  • International Trade
  • Economic Development and Growth
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Principles of Economics
  • Negotiation and Persuasion
  • First-Year Seminars and many others…
Research Interests
  • International Trade
  • Higher Education Policy
  • Instructional Design
Biography

Dr. Patrik Hultberg received a B.A. in International Business from Ohio Wesleyan University (‘93) before earning a Ph.D. degree in International Economics from Rice University (‘98). Prior to his arrival at K, he worked at the University of Wyoming (‘98-04). He has taught at Rice University (1996-97), at the Ministry of Economics Affairs in Taiwan (summers 2002-04), at Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea (summers 2012-19), and at Canadian University Dubai in United Arab Emirates (2019-20). Dr. Hultberg has chaired the Department (2007-10, 2020- ), the Faculty Executive Committee (2009-11), and the Teaching and Learning Committee (2014–16, 2017–18). He acted as Assistant Provost of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment for three years (2016-19). Dr. Hultberg has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles, and one book, in the areas of economic growth, international trade, education policy, and instructional design. Dr. Hultberg is Swedish, married to a Korean, father of two sons, and interested in health and fitness.


Amy MacMillan

Professor MacMillan

Department Co-Chair and
L. Lee Stryker Associate Professor of Business Management

Phone:

269.337.7125

Email

Amy.MacMillan@kzoo.edu

Office:

Dewing 309B

Courses Taught
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • International Marketing
  • Advertising & Promotion
  • Strategic Marketing Management  
Research Interests
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Social Media
Biography

Professor MacMillan joined Kalamazoo College in 2012, after teaching seven years at Western Michigan University and spending the majority of her career in the corporate world. She has held marketing management positions with Sara Lee and Procter & Gamble, in the U.S. and Europe. Her experience includes marketing strategy, brand positioning, global branding, product/concept testing, new product launches, advertising strategy and development, team leadership and motivation, and budget management. She completed a two-year financial management program at General Electric. MacMillan serves on the Colgate University Board of Trustees and on the Board of Directors of Creative Dining (hospitality services) and C2Dx (medical technology). She also serves on the U.S. Tennis Association Boys 18 and 16 National Advisory Committee and is a founding member of the Colgate Alumnae Leadership Council.  She enjoys sports and outdoor activities, travel, and learning new things. Education: M.B.A., Harvard Business School B.A., Colgate University


Timothy Moffit

Professor Moffit

Associate Professor of Economics

Phone:

269.337.7031

Email

Timothy.Moffit@kzoo.edu

Office:

Dewing 306B

Courses Taught
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Investments
  • Financial Statement Analysis
Research Interests
  • Valuation Theory
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • The Intersection of Faith and Finance
Biography

Dr. Timothy E. Moffit received his undergraduate degree in economics from Kalamazoo College. He completed his M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College and his D.B.A. in finance from Nova Southeastern University.  He joined the faculty at Kalamazoo College in 1989 and has published journal articles, case studies, and books in valuation theory and practice. Over the past 20 years, he has owned ten different small businesses.  Dr. Tim Moffit is a board member of Delta Dental Corporation and Renaissance Health Services Corporation.


David Rhoa

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics and Business

Email

David.Rhoa@kzoo.edu

Office:

Dewing 212D

Courses Taught
  • Small Business Management
  • Business Communication
Research Interests
  • Tax Policy
  • Human Resource Development
  • Entrepreneurship
Biography

David Rhoa (pronounced  “roy”) is and serial entrepreneur owning five business serving customers around the world.  David has extensive experience in advocating for small business. David has written and spoken on the subjects of small business tax policy, and small business labor policy at both the state and federal level.  David has testified repeatedly before committees of the Michigan House and Senate regarding tax policy, Michigan’s minimum wage, health care reform, the expansion of Medicaid in Michigan, and the impact the COVID-19 pandemic on small business.  He has also briefed state and federal lawmakers on the use of alternative fuels by small business fleets and the impact of such fuels on transportation infrastructure funding.  David has also served as a consultant on alternative fuels for General Motors and Fiat Chrysler.  Both national and international media outlets regarding political and economic issues facing small business have frequently interviewed David.  David is a three-time delegate to the National Small Business Association’s Small Business Congress and has actively participated in White House briefings on small business issues.

David is a Past Chair for the Small Business Association of Michigan and its Political Action Committee in addition to several other positions.  David is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Small Business Council of America.

David has served as a member of the part-time faculty in the Department of Economics and Business at Kalamazoo College since 2014. 


Charles Stull

Professor Stull

Senior Instructor of Economics

Phone:

269.337.7023

Email

Charles.Stull@kzoo.edu

Office:

Dewing 306C

Courses Taught
  • Principles of Economics
  • Business Statistics
  • Law & Economics
  • Industrial Organization & Public Policy
  • Sophomore Seminar: Economics for Global Travelers.
Research Interests
  • Industrial Organization
  • Resource Economics
Biography

Mr. Chuck Stull has taught economics at Kalamazoo College since 1996.  He studied economics as an undergraduate at Northwestern University and as a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of an electronic textbook:  Understanding the World: Economics for Global Travelers.   His other scholarly work focuses on economic pedagogy.  He received the Lucasse Lectureship for Excellence in Teaching in 2018. In 2010, he was awarded the France Diebold Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Kalamazoo College Community.


Darshana Udayanganie

Professor Udayanganie

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

Phone:

269.337.7057

Email

darshana.udayanganie@kzoo.edu

Office:

Dewing 303I

Courses Taught
  • Principles of Economics
  • Urban Economics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Economics of Climate Change
Research Interests
  • Environmental Economics
  • Urban Economics
Biography

Dr. Udayanganie is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics. She earned her PhD, with specializations in Environmental Economics and College Teaching, and an MA in Economics from University of New Hampshire (UNH). She also holds an MS in Resource Economics and Policy from University of Maine and a BS from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Prior to joining K, she taught at Central Michigan University (2014-17), at Merrimack College (2013-14) and at UNH’s Global Student Success Program (2011-2014). Dr. Udayanganie’s current research topics focus on urban and environmental economics. She has published book chapters on economic growth in relation to military expenditure and international trade.


Fred Wallace

Professor Wallace

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics and Business

Phone:

269.337.7012

Email

Fred.Wallace@kzoo.edu

Office:

Dewing 212D

Biography

Fred Wallace is a retired financial executive with international and domestic companies, the last eighteen years with an aluminum company from Bahrain.  Fred was responsible for the USA accounting and finance operations of Gulf Aluminum Rolling Mill Company. Fred had prior experience working for a firearm accessory manufacturer, a wholly owned subsidiary of Steelcase, a domestic aluminum company, Johnson & Johnson, Cessna Aircraft and Boeing. Fred served in the military as a First Lieutenant with the 116th Military Intelligence Group 1969 – 1972.

Fred lives at Gun Lake, MI with his wife, Stephanee and their Aussiedoodle, Stella. They have four children and two grandchildren. They love to travel and hike, having been to thirty-five countries in the last twenty-six years.

Fred has served as a member of the part-time faculty at Kalamazoo College since 2018. Fred teaches accounting and managerial accounting.


Mari Wielopolski

Professor Wielopolski

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics and Business

Email

Mary.Wielopolski@kzoo.edu

Office:

Dewing 212D

Biography

Mari Kroon Wielopolski (V L O POL SKI) is often described as an energetic experienced sales and marketing strategist who loves to tie creative ideas together and integrate them into comprehensive plans.

Most of Mari’s professional career has been working in sales and marketing leadership roles within manufacturing and distribution. After earning a BA from Hope College and an MBA from Grand Valley State University, she enjoyed 7 years with the Amway Corporation in International New Product and New Market Development. She then went on to lead a group of 10 sales and marketing professionals at Awrey Bakeries, a national food manufacturer. After selling to Gordon Foodservice throughout her 17-year tenure with Awrey’s, she joined Gordon’s leadership team, first working in Category Management and then leading their Private Brand department for 10 years. After leaving Gordon’s in 2014, Mari created an LLC focusing on sales and marketing strategy and training known as Crowne Marketing. She works with a variety of clients, primarily in branding, market diversification, and leadership training and development.

Mari’s most prized role is that of Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics and Business at Kalamazoo College. She’s been teaching at K College since spring 2016. It is her desire to have “Sales Strategy” come to life for K students, so she integrates her first-hand experiences along with a compelling textbook, TED Talks and the perspectives of guest speakers. She has been humbled and honored two consecutive years by being chosen as a K College Most Valuable Professor by four student athletes.

Outside work, Mari enjoys skiing, traveling and entertaining. She cherishes spending time with her husband, two adult children, and five granddaughters.


Amy Leu

Amy Leu

Office Coordinator

Phone:

269.337.7053

Email

Amy.Leu@kzoo.edu

Office:

Dewing 302