Associate Professor of Economics
Chair of the Economics Department
Prior to joining University of Lynchburg, Gerald worked on tax policy issues in Washington, DC as an economist at the Tax Foundation and then Ernst & Young. His policy work has been featured in major news publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and The Economist, among others. Gerald has also appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal program, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and other television and radio programs.
- PhD in Economics – George Mason University
- MS in Economics and Finance – Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
- BA in Political Science – Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Dr. Prante’s primary research interests involve the economics of government fiscal policies (taxes and spending).
Dr. Prante enjoys spending time with his wife, Amy, and daughter, Elizabeth.