Dr. Michael Welker

Dr. Michael Welker
Professor of Economicsmwelker@franciscan.edu(740) 284-5808


  • Ph.D. International Economics, Kent State University, Graduate School of Management (2003), summa cum laude
  • M.A. Economics (concentration in business economics), University of South Florida
  • B.S. Economics/Philosophy, Franciscan University (1989), summa cum laude
  • A.A., St. Petersburg College, Business Administration, cum laude

Professional Experience

  • Senior Vice President and shareholder, C.G. Menk & Associates, Gambrills, MD
  • Part-owner, Interact Solutions Group, Inc. – Business and marketing consultancy with expertise in information security analysis and management consulting
  • Principal Management Analyst, Georgia Department of Audits
  • Manager, Wherehouse Entertainment, Inc. (Saratoga, CA and San Jose, CA)

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Securities Dealers
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon, lifetime honorary member, economics scholars’ society
  • Secular Franciscan Order
  • Society of Catholic Social Scientists

Current Committees

  • Academic Operations Committee
  • Student Life and Learning Committee
  • Faculty Enrichment Committee

Select Publications & Accomplishments

Dr. Michael Welker- “Ancillary Author – online quiz software, Thomas, Managerial Economics 8/e, McGraw-Hill”
Ancillary Author – online quiz software, Thomas, Managerial Economics 8/e, McGraw-Hill
Dr. Michael Welker-“Basic growth theory”
“Basic growth theory,” manuscript under review. Now in editorial rewrite/editing stage. Pending via VDM-Verlag, Germany
Dr. Michael Welker-Book Review Journal of Markets and Morality, Insights into Game Theory
Book Review Journal of Markets and Morality, Insights into Game Theory, by Ein-ya Gura and Michael B. Maschler. In 2009
Dr. Michael Welker-Inflation Policy, VDM-Verlag
Inflation Policy, VDM-Verlag. 2009
Dr. Michael Welker-Textbook Reviewer – full textbook manuscript
Textbook Reviewer – full textbook manuscript, Carbaugh, International Economics 10/e, Addison-Wesley
Dr. Michael Welker-“The natural law in economic analysis”
“The natural law in economic analysis,” in peer review, Journal of Markets & Morality
Dr. Michael Welker – From Encounter to Economy
“From Encounter to Economy: The Religious Dimensions of Economic Experience,” from Flamesong Press, 2012.
Dr. Michael Welker – Religious Commitment and Lying for Economic Gain
“Religious Commitment and Lying for Economic Gain: The Case of Intense Faith Commitment,” presenting to Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture 2013 Annual Conference to be held in Washington DC from 11-14 April 2013
Dr. Michael Welker – Summer Institutes in Catholic Social Thought
Conference speaker: “Summer Institutes in Catholic Social Thought: Perspectives for Business Leaders,” June-July, 2013, in Ghana, Togo, and Nigeria (sponsored by Catholic Institute for Business & Technology, Ghana, and Catholic University of America)
Dr. Michael Welker – The Economics of Good and Evil, a Review
Book Review: “The Economics of Good and Evil,” in Markets & Morality, Vol. 15, No. 1, Fall 2012.

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