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Economics & Finance

Dr. Becky Davis
Assistant Professor

Dr. Becky Davis received her Bachelor of Science in economics from West Virginia Wesleyan College and her master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Tennessee. Before joining the SFA faculty in 2018, Davis served as the pre-doctoral fellow on energy economics for the National Bureau of Economic Research and has conducted several reports on topics such as coal mining and tourism, electricity generation and fracking. Her research interests include energy economics, market structure, risk and uncertainty, real options analysis and public policy.

David Kaiser
Director of the Chadwick Family Banking Program

Having worked as a community banker for more than 30 years, David Kaiser brings a wealth of knowledge and experience into the classroom as the director of SFA’s Chadwick family banking program. During his career, he has been a lender, manager, auditor, executive officer and bank director. Kaiser received his Bachelor of Science in business administration from California State University and his Master of Business Administration from Western Washington University. He also is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington.

Dr. Vijetha Koppa
Assistant Professor

An avid traveler, Dr. Vijetha Koppa joined the SFA faculty in 2016. She received her bachelor’s degree in engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and her doctoral degree in economics at Texas A&M University. Her industry experience includes as a business analyst for Deutsche Bank in Singapore. Koppa’s research interests include applied microeconomics, health economics, economics of crime and public policy analysis.


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