Professor - Economics
Professor Donna Kish-Goodling joinedthe Economics Department in 1990. She earned her B.A. from Moravian College and her M.B.A. and Ph.D. from Lehigh University. Her teaching and research interests encompass public policy issues which include public finance, environmental economics, monetary economics, feminist economics, and poverty. Her dissertation examined the role of property taxes on local economic development. She is the author of the book, Property Taxes and Local Economic Development: Pennsylvania, 1976-1980. Her other research projects have included a survey methodology for economic impact studies, using The Merchant of Venice in teaching monetary economics, integrating foreign language learning with economics, analyzing American dissent since 9/11, and the economic status of the Mapuche Indians in Chile. She has served as the president of the Pennsylvania Economic Association and is currently a board member of the Congress of Political Economists, an international organization concerned with social justice. She is also the Dean of Global Education for Muhlenberg College.