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ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Glasgow campus will remain closed Friday, March 6. 

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Gordon Ford College of Business Staff - Melvin Borland

Dr. Melvin Borland

Dr. Melvin Borland

Professor-Economics ~ Transitional Retiree

Office:  GH 420
Phone:  270-745-3112


Professor Borland's fields of interest include the economics of education, public finance, and the theory of consumer behavior. His current research is primarily concerned with the determinants of student academic achievement. Other research is concerned with household production. Professor Borland teaches undergraduate courses in intermediate microeconomic theory and managerial economics and graduate courses in advance microeconomic theory and public finance.


Ph.D., Economics, Washington University
M.A., Economics, Washington University
B.A., Economics, Centre College

Professor Borland's publications include "Student Academic Achievement and the Degree Market Concentration in Education", Economics of Education Review, "On the Determination of the Critical Level of Market Concentration in Education", Economics of Education Review, "Competition, Expenditures, and Student Performance in Mathematics", Public Choice, "The Property Tax Rate and Assessment Uniformity", National Tax Journal; Rules versus Discretion in the Conduct of Monetary Policy: Welfare Loss under the Condition of Uncertainty with Respect to the Real Rate of InterestO', Public Budgeting and Financial Management; and "Household Commodity Production and Social Harassment Costs", Southern Economic Journal. Professor Borland is a member of the editorial board for Public Budgeting and Financial Management.

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