Gordon Ford College of Business Staff
- Assistant Professor - Economics
Principles of Economics
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, Economics, 2013
M.S., University of Kentucky, Economics, 2010
B.A., Western Kentucky University, Economics, 2008
Dr. Locke’s research is focused in the areas of environmental economics, urban economics, and industrial organization. Prior to joining the faculty at Western Kentucky University he spent two years as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA where he was involved in several field experiments that measured the effectiveness of information strategies on energy conservation behavior. His current research projects focus on estimating the impact of major sporting events on local air pollution and assessing the relative performance of franchised and independent real estate brokerage firms. Dr. Locke’s research has been published or is forthcoming in Energy Policy, Land Economics, Research in Economics, and Energy Economics.