Dennis Foster

Senior Lecturer of Economics

Dennis Foster

At NAU since 1990

(928) 523-8178

Office Number: 308
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Educational Background

Ph.D., Economics, University of Hawaii, 1991
M.A. Economics, University of Hawaii, 1979
B.A., Economics, Drake University, Des Moines, IA, 1976

Courses Usually Taught

BA 101, Introduction to Business
BA 201, Quantitative Methods
ECO 284, Principles of Economics: Micro
ECO 285, Principles of Economics: Macro

Employment History

Part-time instructor to Visiting Assistant Professor, Northern Arizona University, 1990-96
Instructor, Coconino Community College, 1995-96
Instructor, Northern Arizona University and Yavapai College-Coconino Extension, 1984 Teaching Assistant, University of Hawaii, 1977-86
Teaching Assistant, Arizona State University, 1980

Area(s) of Emphasis


Research Work

Continuing development and utilization of a case teaching format for introductory economics.
A public choice theoretic analysis of the management of Grand Canyon National Park by the National Park Service.Ad hoc participation with the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the College of Business, NAU. Currently involved with preliminary studies of resort facility at the Grand Canyon and the economic impact of traffic flow in Flagstaff.

Professional Organizations

American Economics Association

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