Dr. Jonathan Silberman comes to Oakland University from Arizona State University at the West campus where he was dean of the School of Management from 1992 to 2000 and Professor of Economics from 2000 to 2005. His previous tenured appointments were at the University of Baltimore, where he was Associate Dean of the Merrick School of Business and Chair of the Economics & Finance Department and Old Dominion University. He also held a research appointment at ABT Associates, Inc. He has served as an advisor and consultant to the cities of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Richmond, as well as to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Virginia Port Authority, Colonial Williamsburg, the Greater Baltimore Committee, the (Virginia) Governor's Economic Advisory Council, Baltimore's Regional Economic Development Committee, and The Future of Hampton Roads. He served on the Board of the Peoria Economic Development Group as its Chair and the Surprise Economic Development Group, both located in metropolitan Phoenix. Dr. Silberman designed a computer database and leading economic index for Baltimore, which was featured each week in a special section of the Baltimore Sun. He was the project director of the 1992 International Scorecard for Maryland and past editor of Tidewater Economic Report.

Teaching Interest:

Public policy, economics for managers, regional economic development, & business ethics.

Research Interest:

A consistent thread in my research is public policy, a research agenda focused on addressing actual and immediate problems. My research is in the areas of regional economic development, valuing environmental and recreation resources, discrimination, technology-transfer, foreign direct investment, and public choice.