Economics Faculty

All students are assigned faculty advisers upon matriculation to Rider University. When students declare a major in Economics, they have the flexibility of choosing any member in the department as their adviser. Faculty maintain regular office hours each semester and are available at other mutually convenient times to work individually with their students to resolve academic problems and to clarify post-graduation objectives.

Jerome Bentley
Associate Professor
Sweigart Hall 257

Background Information

  • Doctorate of Philosophy, 1974, University of Pittsburgh, Economics
  • Bachelor’s of Arts, 1970, St. Vincent College, Economics

Refereed Articles

  • McCall, C.W., Meric, G., Bentley, J., & Meric, I.  (2016).  A Comparison of the Financial Characteristics of U.S. and European Manufacturing Firms.  Studies in Business and Economics, 11(2), 58-67.
Herbert Gishlick
Sweigart Hall 312

Background Information

  • Doctor of Philosophy, 1973, University of Pennsylvania, Economics
  • Master of Arts, 1961, University of Pennsylvania, Economics
  • Bachelor’s of Arts, 1960, Muhlenberg College, Economics

Refereed Articles

  • Meric, I., Taga, L. S., Gishlick, H. E., & Meric, G. (2015).  Co-Movements of the World's Stock Markets Before and After the 2008 Stock Market Crash.   Journal of Strategic and International Studies, 10 (1), 74-81.
Headshot of Charles McCall
Associate Professor; Director of Sports Management Program
Sweigart Hall 374


  • Doctor of Philosophy, 1982, Temple University, Economics
  • Master of Arts, 1979, Temple University, Economics
  • Bachelor’s of Arts, 1973, Lycoming College, Economics

Undergraduate Courses Taught at Rider

  • Principles of Macroeconomics, ECO 200
  • Principles of Microeconomics, ECO 201
  • Managerial Economics, ECO 301
  • Industrial Organization, ECO 325

MBA Courses Taught at Rider

  • Economic Analysis, MBAD 531
Leonore Taga
Associate Professor
Sweigart Hall 373

Background Information

  • Doctor of Philosophy, 1979, University of California at Berkeley, Economics
  • Master of Arts, 1968, University of California at Berkeley, Economics
  • Bachelor’s of Arts, 1966, University of Michigan, Russian Studies


  • American Economic Association, 1988-Present
  • Association for Comparative Economic Studies, 1988-Present
  • Association for Slavic East European and Eurasian Studies, 1988-Present