Dr. Timothy Bisping began his service as dean of SFA's Nelson Rusche College of Business on July 1. Before his SFA appointment, he served as interim dean of the College of Business at Louisiana Tech University, where he had previously served as associate dean of graduate programs and research. His career also includes serving as chair of the Department of Economics, Finance, Insurance and Risk Management at the University of Central Arkansas.
Prior to his administrative appointments, Bisping was a tenured member of the economics faculty at both Louisiana Tech University and the University of Central Arkansas. Additionally, he served as the director of institutional research and assistant professor of economics at Concordia University-Wisconsin. Both his teaching and research interests are centered on labor economics with a primary focus on disaggregating the labor market effects of macroeconomic policy.
Bisping received his doctoral degree in economics from Oklahoma State University in 1997. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in economics from Wichita State University in 1991 and 1993, respectively.
"I am so pleased to have the opportunity to serve as dean of the Nelson Rusche College of Business," Bisping said. "Our mission-driven focus on student success combined with exceptional faculty and staff members, students, alumni and friends, make the Rusche College of Business a special place to be."
Bisping added, "Providing a rigorous academic experience and combining it with real-world applications and experiential learning prepares our students exceptionally well for successful careers. I am honored to have the opportunity to provide leadership in this capacity."
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