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Department: Political Science, Economics, Sociology

Kathleen Greer RossmannKathleen Rossman

Associate Professor of Economics


Harbert 310

Contact Information:

Birmingham-Southern College
Box 549007
900 Arkadelphia Rd
Birmingham, AL 35254
Office Phone: (205) 226-4603
E-mail: KRossman@bsc.edu

Brief Career Background:

1998-Present Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL
Associate Provost for Academic Advising, 2013-2015
Vice President for Enrollment Management, 2011-2013
Interim Provost and Dean of the College, 2010-2011

Associate Dean of First Year Programs, 2009-2010
Associate Provost, 2008-2009Associate Professor of Economics: 2005-Present
Assistant Professor of Economics: 1998-2005
Adjunct Professor of Economics: 1998-1999

1994-1997 University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO
Department of Economics
Teaching Assistant: 1994-1997
Research Assistant: 1995-1996

Educational Background:

1999: Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, Economics
1995: M.A., University of Colorado at Boulder, Economics
1987: B.A., Furman University, Economics

Areas of Academic Interest:

  • Environmental Economics
  • Public Economics

Courses Taught:

EC 201 Principles of Economics I (1)
A general introduction to economics with emphasis on macroecononomic aspects: national income determination, monetary and fiscal policy. Fall, Spring.

EC 202 Principles of Economics II (1)
A general introduction to economics with emphasis on microeconomic aspects: the economic principles underlying price, production, distribution of income, and related problems. Fall, Spring.

EC 308 Macroeconomics (1)
A study in depth of the aggregates of economic society: Gross National Product, national income, personal income; the balance of savings and investment; economic stability; economic growth. Prerequisites: EC 201 and 202. Fall.

EC 309 Microeconomics (1)
A survey of contemporary theory concerning consumption, production, demand, supply; market price under competition and monopoly; factor prices; wages, interest, rent; the concept of profits. Prerequisites: EC 201 and 202. Spring.

EC 311 Quantitative Analysis for Business and Economics (1)
A study of selected methods and techniques related to managerial choice and administrative decision making. The course is strongly recommended for majors. (Also listed as BA 311). Prerequisite: MA 207. Fall, Spring.

EC 340 Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment (1)
An examination of the economic theory of natural resource use and the environment. Prerequisite: EC 202 or consent.

EC 425 Industrial Organization (1)
A course examining the economic behavior of producers in various situational settings. Prerequisite: EC 202.

EC 499 Senior Project in Economics (1)
An independent research project that brings to bear the student's accumulated knowledge and skills in economics. A substantial paper and/or oral presentation are required. Prerequisite: senior standing or consent. Interim.

PPM 583- Contemporary Economic Policy