Associate Professor - Economics; Transitional Retiree
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, Economics, 1988
M.S., Vanderbilt University, Economics, 1985
B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Economics, 1977
Dr. Myers is in his third year of the transitional retirement program after serving 29 years as a full-time faculty member in the Economics Department at WKU. During his career he spent seven years as Associate Dean of the Gordon Ford College of Business, chaired the AACSB reaffirmation of accreditation committee, chaired the university International Education Committee, and was a member of the SACS accreditation committee. He also served as advisor to numerous student organizations. He was twice named the recipient of the college public service award, received the Lou Prida Student Service award two times, and received the Vitale Award for Innovation. He was twice honored as the Greek Advisor of the Year, the university Internationalization Award, and the SGA Citizen’s Award for the Spirit of Leadership. He also serves as the academic advisor for the Miss Bowling Green Scholarship Pageant.
Dr. Myers was the PI of three international education grants connecting students in the US, Canada, and Mexico. He was active in study abroad, leading numerous programs to the Netherlands and Belgium; France; Mexico; Canada; Germany; and Spain.
Dr. Myers authored articles in Demography, The Journal of Risk and Insurance, the Journal of Gerontology: Social Science, the Journal of Management Practice and Policy, and the Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies; a scholarly book published by the Upjohn Foundation, and several publications in conference proceedings.