School of Business Administration

Elliott Hall, Room 427
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)

School of Business Administration

Elliott Hall, Room 427
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)

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Through their scholarly contributions and strong academic record, the work of Oakland’s expert economic faculty researchers advances the understanding of complex business issues. Partnering with the community extends the impact of their work while also bringing real-world research opportunities to Oakland business students. These collaborations enhance the school’s rigorous economic curriculum and prepares graduates for the next step in their future.

The Economics Department houses Oakland University’s Southeastern Economic Data Center which uses cutting-edge technology to deliver up-to-date economic analysis and statistics.

Academic Programs

Contact Us
Anandi Sahu
Department Chair
404 Elliott Hall
(248) 370-3537

Shannon Johnson
Office Assistant
440 Elliott Hall
(248) 370-3283

Advisory Board
Edward A. Eickhoff - Board ChairChief Operating OfficerPFMG Development, LLC
Valiena A. AllisonPresidentVertex Adventures LC
Melinda Conway Callahan PresidentConway Callahan Consulting, LLC
Allen C. GoodmanProfessor, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of EconomicsWayne State University
Julie GranthenAttorney 
Lynn GrossSenior Vice-President Estate ServicesMichigan Wells Fargo Private Bank
Chris HolmanEconomic AnalystState of Michigan Bureau of Labor
Daniel P. HunterManagerOakland County Planning & Economic Development Services
Marc MillerRating AnalystBlue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
George SeifertPresidentGeorge & Elizabeth Seifert Foundation, Inc.
Ronald TracyProfessor & Chair, Department of EconomicsOakland University, School of Business Administration
Paul TraubSenior Business EconomistFederal Reserve Bank of Chicago – Detroit Branch
Jessica Vila-GouldingSenior Economist (Europe)Ford Motor Company
Faculty & Centers

Please see the School of Business Administration Faculty/Staff Directory for more information, including office location, link to personal web pages and more.


Anandi Sahu, 370-3537
Zeina 370-3282
Addington 370-3541
Timothy Russell 370-3524
Man 370-4086
Nivedita 370-2707
Kevin 370-3294
Ram 370-4965
Jonathan 370-4966
Miron 370-3291
Kasaundra 370-4975
Ronald 370-3514
Xie 370-2505

Special Lecturers

Joseph Carolan
Soo Sieber

Professors Emeriti

Eleftherios Botsas
Sherman Folland
Karl Gregory, Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Oded Izraeli

Research Center

Southeastern Michigan Economic Data Center