“Dr. Sutter has played a pivotal role in teaching and research since the Johnson Center’s founding and will provide leadership that will set the stage for student success in the field of economics,” said Dr. Judson Edwards, Dean of the Sorrell College of Business. “We are excited that Dr. Sutter will continue to provide a stable platform for research into the issues that affect us all on a daily basis.”
Dr. Sutter joined the Johnson Center in 2011 and was named the Charles G. Koch Professor of Economics in November of that year. A master’s and Ph.D. graduate of George Mason University, his research has examined the societal impacts of extreme weather, the economics of the news media and media bias, the markets for economists and economic research, environmental regulation, and constitutional economics. Dr. Sutter has published over 100 articles in scholarly journals in economics, atmospheric sciences, civil engineering, and political science and written or edited four books. He writes a weekly column in the Troy Messenger and hosts the Johnson Center’s program Econversations, which airs on Troy University’s TrojanVision television channel.
Before coming to TROY, Dr. Sutter served as an economics professor at the University of Texas-Pan American and the University of Oklahoma, where he also served as graduate director of the master’s and Ph.D. programs in economics. He earned his undergraduate degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic University.
“I am very excited to have the opportunity to lead the Johnson Center. We have wonderful support from Dr. Hawkins and Troy University and from Dr. Johnson and our donors,” Sutter said. “I look forward to creating great opportunities for our students and bringing interesting and relevant events and speakers to our community.”