Troy University’s Sorrell College of Business has named two faculty members to endowed professorships in economics.
Dr. John Dove has been appointed the Manuel H. Johnson Professor of Economics and Dr. G.P. Manish has been named the BB&T Professor of Economic Freedom within the Johnson Center for Political Economy. Both faculty members are associate professors of economics.
“We are very appreciative of the financial support that allowed us to establish these named professorships in economics,” said Judson Edwards, Dean of the Sorrell College of Business. “I am confident that both Dr. Dove and Dr. Manish will proudly represent the donors and the university through their continued excellence in teaching, research, and service.”
The professorships recognize Dr. Manuel Johnson, a Troy native and alumnus who served as vice-chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and as an assistant secretary and deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury who earned his doctorate in economics at Florida State, and the BB&T Charitable Foundation. The Johnson Center is named in Dr. Johnson’s honor and opened in 2010.
Dr. Dove, a TROY professor since 2013, is a native of Michigan who completed his undergraduate degree at Hillsdale College and earned the doctorate from West Virginia University. His research spans the areas of law and economics, economic history and public finance. His studies have examined municipal and state government defaults in the 1800’s and the effect of debt limitation measures. His research has won numerous awards and he is a grant recipient of the Apgar Foundation to fund student programs at TROY.
Dr. Manish grew up in India and earned the doctorate at Suffolk University. He joined the TROY faculty in 2012 and his research fields include Austrian economics, macroeconomic theory and development economics. His papers have examined India’s experience with central planning, the role entrepreneurs play in the economy and how expectations coordinate market activity. A scholar of the Mises Institute, he is a member of the Foundation for Economic Education’s faculty network.
“Both John and G.P. are all around stars,” said Dr. Daniel Sutter, interim executive director of the Johnson Center. “They are dedicated and effective teachers who help TROY students learn, grow, and succeed. Each is an outstanding researcher who is contributing to Troy University’s national reputation, and they apply economics to some of the important questions facing our nation today. And both are committed to taking economics beyond the classroom through op-eds, news interviews, and public talks.”