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Assistant Professor, Dr. Tia McDonald
309 Bentley Annex


Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Purdue University

M.S., Agricultural Economics, Colorado State University.

B.A, Political Science, Colorado State University.

Scholarly Interests

Dr. McDonald's scholarly interests include economics pedagogy and small business and community resilience. Her ongoing projects include interventions to improve diversity in the economics discipline, analyzing small business resilience to natural disasters, and the interactions between race, rurality, and the probability of living in a food desert.


Selected Publications 

McDonald, T. M., Marshall, M. I., & Delgado, M. S. (2017). Is Working with Your Spouse Good for Business? The Effect of Working with Your Spouse on Profit for Rural Businesses. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 1-17.

McDonald, T. M., & Marshall, M. I. (2017). Family Business Responses to Household and Business Cash-Flow Problems. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 1-14.



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