Joseph Turek, PhD

Dean of the School of Business and Economics

Joseph Turek


Schewel 313

Degrees and Certifications

  • PhD in Economics (Fields: Public Finance and Urban and Regional Economics)
    State University of New York at Albany, 1987
  • MA in Economics
    State University of New York at Albany, 1982
  • MPA in Public Administration (Concentration in Public Policy Analysis)
    Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
    Syracuse University, 1978
  • BA in Economics and Political Science
    Syracuse University, 1977


  • Lynchburg College (1986-88 and 1990-present)
  • Program coordinator, Economics and Finance, present
  • Director, Lynchburg College Walter G. Mason Center for Business and Economic Research, 1990-1995
  • Director, Lynchburg College Westover Honors Program from 1995-1999
  • Professor, SUNY-Albany, Illinois State University, Illinois Benedictine College, and Aurora University

Teaching Areas

  • Economic Perspectives on Current Issues
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • Managerial Economics
  • Public Finance
  • Urban and Regional Economics
  • Research Methods in Economics
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Terrorism and Competitive Strategy: An Economic Perspective
  • Poverty in America (Honors Seminar)
  • The Organization as Social System (Honors Seminar)
  • Post-Soviet Economic Change (Honors Colloquium)
  • Senior Seminar (Thesis)
  • Economic Analysis for Business Decisions (MBA)


Dr. Turek’s research interests include the economics of terrorism, regional economic development policy, strategic planning, and educational finance. He has supervised more than 20 student research projects.

Honors and Awards

  • Shirley Rosser Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2002