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Edwards named chair of the Department of Finance and Economics

Dennis Edwards, Ph.D., professor of economics, has been named chair of the Department of Finance and Economics in the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration.

Prior to accepting the chair position, he served as interim chair and was a faculty member in the department. Edwards, who came to CCU in 2002, has taught at Louisiana State University, Centre College and Horry Georgetown Technical College, and his teaching interests include U.S. fiscal policy, the Richard Nixon and George W. Bush presidencies, economics and terrorism, and national security. In 2015, he published Principles of Macroeconomics: Theory and Policy, and he has research published in various academic journals and publications. He is a member of several professional associations and organizations and was a finalist for CCU’s Professor of the Year Award in 2012.

Edwards received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Murray State and his master’s degree and doctorate degree in economics from Louisiana State University.