Richard G. Fenner

Richard 'Rick' G. Fenner, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Economics


Richard G. Fenner, Ph.D., MBA, has been a Utica faculty member since 1989 and is currently Dean of the School of Business and Justice Studies at Utica. In addition, he also serves as the director of Utica's Mohawk Valley Center for Economic Education.

Fenner's research interests include the areas of education finance, pedagogy, creating teaching materials, and teaching economics. His most recent work includes a study for the U.S. Department of Education on the impact of state aid on local school districts. He also co-authored a book titled, "Teaching Financial Crises," and developed curriculum for Aplia.

Honors and Distinctions

  • Ph.D. in Economics from Syracuse University
  • MBA from Cornell University

Selected Publications

  • Evensky, J., Kao, D., Fadele, R., Fenner, R., & Yang, Q. (2006). Addressing prerequisite mathematics needs—a case study in introductory economics, International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 28:5, 629-639.