Our People

Director

Peter Calcago, Ph.D.

Pete Calcagno, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
Email: cpm@cofc.edu
Faculty Page


Director of Student Programs

Beatriz Maldonado, Ph.D.

Beatriz Maldonado, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics
Email: maldonadobirdba@cofc.edu
Faculty Page


Research Director

Jordan Ragusa, Ph.D.

Jordan Ragusa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science
Email: ragusajm@cofc.edu
Faculty Page


Program Assistant

Melinda Patience, M.S.

Melinda Patience, M.S.
Email: patiencem@cofc.edu
Staff Bio Page


Faculty Research Fellows

Calvin Blackwell

Calvin Blackwell, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
Faculty Page

Research Area: experimental economics, asset markets, public finance

Christopher Day

Christopher Day, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science
Faculty Page

Research Area: militarization of park rangers in Africa, civil-military relations in Africa, history of proxy warfare in Africa

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William McCorkle, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Faculty Page

Research Area: 

Chris Mothorpe

Chris Mothorpe, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics
Faculty Page

Research Area: urban economics focusing on the evaluation of spatial amenities and the impact of change in the level of or access to public goods

Russell Sobel, Ph.D.

Russell Sobel, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics & Entrepreneurship, The Citadel
Faculty Page

Research Area: economic policy and entrepreneurship


Market Process Scholars

Emily Cook

Emily Cook
Class of 2023
Major: Political Science

Taralyn Goodson

Taralyn Goodson
Class of 2021
Major: Accounting

Caroline Greer

Caroline Greer
Class of 2023
Major: Data Science

Meredith Hutchens

Meredith Hutchens
Class of 2022
Major: Mathematics 

Stephanie Laudien

Stephanie Laudien
Class of 2021
Major: Economics

Lucas Moyon

Lucas Moyon
Class of 2023
Major: Economics, Physics, & Astronomy

Alec Patsey

Alec Patsey
Class of 2022
Major: Data Science

Eliza Quillen

Eliza Quillen
Class of 2021
Major: Business Administration & Political Science


Public Choice Associates

Jackie Jensen

Kayla Kozak
Class of 2021
Major: Business Administration

Kelly Lifchez

Kelly Lifchez
Class of 2021
Major: Economics & International Studies