Title: Professor of Economics
Company: Old Dominion University
Location: Missoula, Montana, United States
James V. Koch, Ph.D., Professor of Economics at Old Dominion University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in economics education.
Amassing more than five decades of professional experience, Dr. Koch has been serving as a professor of economics and on the board of visitors at Old Dominion University since 2011, having formerly acted as president of the university from 1990 to 2001, when he reached emeritus status. During his time as president, he launched the online and distance learning programs, elevating the college into the top six colleges for online learning. Prior to these illustrious roles, he served numerous other universities as a professor of economics and in administrative positions, such as the University of Montana, Ball State University, Rhode Island College and Illinois State University, where he started as an assistant professor in 1967.
To prepare for his career, Dr. Koch pursued a formal education at Illinois State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1964. He subsequently received a Doctor of Philosophy from Northwestern University in 1968. After gaining experience in the field and leaving a legacy in his wake, he was awarded honorary doctorates from Yeungnam University in the Republic of Korea, Tokyo University in Japan, the Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan, and Illinois State University.
To share his wealth of knowledge within the academic community, Dr. Koch has authored nearly 10 books regarding economics, including “The Caterpillar Way” in 2014, “America for Sale” in 2009, “Born, not Made” in 2008, and “The Entrepreneurial President” in 2003. Earlier in his career, he wrote “Microeconomic Theory and Applications” and “The Economics of Affirmative Action” in 1976. He is a member of the American Economic Association.
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