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About the College of Arts & Sciences Dean

Dr. Florenz Plassmann, portrait
Dr. Florenz Plassmann

Dr. Plassmann joined Ohio University in July 2019, after spending 20 years at Binghamton University, one of SUNY’s four research centers. At Binghamton, he served as Associate Dean of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, as department chair of the Economics Department, as director of the doctoral program in Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture, and as the inaugural faculty director of the Office of University-Wide Courses. He also served as program director of the Economics Program at the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Plassmann earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Virginia Tech in 1997 and holds faculty appointments as professor in the departments of economics and political science.  His research interest is in collective decision making, and he has published scholarly articles in the areas of voting mechanisms, public choice, law and economics, urban economics, environmental economics, econometrics, computational general equilibrium models, as well as the history of economic thought. Dr. Plassmann has served on over 25 doctoral committees, and he is a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s award for excellence in teaching.