Thomas Klick Tiemann

Jefferson-Pilot Professor of Economics

Martha & Spencer Love School of Business

Elon University

2075 Campus Box

Elon, NC  27244-2020

(336) 278-5957

FAX (336) 278-5952






Post-doctoral study in Finance.  University of Kansas.  1978


            Ph.D. in Economics.  Vanderbilt University.  August, 1975.


            M.A. in Economics.  Vanderbilt University.  June, 1974.


            A.B. with Honors in Economics.  Dartmouth College.  June, 1970.



Teaching Areas:  Principles of Economics, Statistics, Urban Economics, Emerging Economies.





“Farmers’ Markets: Conduct Determines Performance,”  presented at the Eastern Economic Association meetings, Washington, February 2004.


“American Farmers’ Markets: Two Types of Informality,” International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 24:6, 2004. Forthcoming.


“Developing a Global Mindset through Short-Term Study Abroad: A Group discussion Approach,” with Stephen B. DeLoach, Leila Saliba and Victoria Smith.  Journal of Teaching in International Business, 15:1, 2003Forthcoming.


“Developing International Business Leadership through Study Abroad Experiences,” with Stephen B. DeLoach, Leila Saliba, and Victoria Smith, presented at the Academy of Business Education meeting, Key West, September 20, 2002.



“The Relationships Among a First-Year General Studies Seminar, Student Achievement and Dimensions of Student Motivation to Learn,” presented at the American Association for Higher Education meeting, Chicago, March 17, 2002.


“Slavictreasures,” with Christopher Joiner, presented at the Southwest Case Research Association meeting, St. Louis, March 7, 2002.  Revised version forthcoming Case Research Journal, 2004.


“Effects of Structure on Division of Surplus in Experimental Markets,” presented at the Eastern Economics Association, New York, February 2001.



“Becoming Competitive Within the European Union: Lessons from Ireland,” presented at Social and Economic Aspects of Integration of the Eastern European Countries with the EU, Wloclawek, Poland, November 2000.


“Why General Studies? Why Global,” in Tom Arcaro and Duane McClearn, eds., Understanding the Global Experience, Burlington, NC: Carpe Viam Press, 2000.


“General Studies Faculty Development:  Teaching Each Other,” presented at Strengthening Faculty Development at Liberal Arts Colleges, Rollins College, March 2000.


“Can We Teach Adaptive Persistence?”  with Gregory A. Lilly and Douglas B. Redington, presented at the Ninth Annual Business/Economics Teaching Conference, sponsored by DePaul University and Elmhurst College, Chicago, April 1999.


“Low Cost Active Learning: Do Students Learn Through Mere Activity?” presented at Challenge and Response: Rethinking Key Issues in College Learning, Elon College, September 1997.


            "Choice Within NC Public Schools," with George A. Taylor, North Carolina Datanet, nr. 14, March 1997.


            "Active Leaning:  Does it Really Matter?," with Gregory A. Lilly and Douglas B. Redington, presented at Eastern Economics Association, Washington, April 1997.


“Fact, Fiction and Fads: Relationship Between Learning & Service in Higher Education,” a workshop presented with Heather Dillashaw, Barbara Brummett, Aris Fokas, and Margot Kennard at Risking Transformation, the annual meeting of the Council for Higher Education of the United Church of Christ, Lisle, Illinois, September 1996.


            "Do We Share Our Goals?  A Workshop on Making a Core Curriculum More Effective," conducted at American Association for Advancement of Core Curriculum, Chicago, November 1994.


            "Why an English Major Should Take Accounting 101," presented at American Association for the Advancement of Core Curriculum, Houston, October, 1993.


            "Promoting Liberal Arts and Professional Cooperation at Liberal Arts Colleges," presented at American Association for the Advancement of Core Curriculum, Atlanta, October 1992.


            "Choice in Public Schools:  Evidence from Maine's Secondary School Voucher System," with George A. Taylor and Gordon P. Whitaker, presented at Eastern Economic Association, Pittsburgh, March 1991.


            "Introducing empirical exercises in introductory economics," with Eileen L. McGrath, Journal of Economic Education, 16:2, Spring 1985, pp. 121-8.


            "Return on equity and the cost of capital to utilities," with Stephen E. McGuire.  Awarded second prize at the Competitive Papers Session.  Third Annual Georgia Public Utilities Conference, September 1983.  Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly, 112:13, December 22, 1983.


            "When should construction work in progress be included in the rate base?", Public Utilities Fortnightly, 112:13, November 24, 1983, pp. 43-6.


            "Depreciation policies for regulated firms:  Depreciation for inflation,"  Proceedings, 1981 Fall Industrial Engineering Conference, American Institute of Industrial Engineers, pp. 417-9 


            "Optimal depreciation policies for regulated firms," with William V. Gehrlein, The Engineering Economist, 25:2, Winter 1980, pp. 79-89.


            "Corporate control and earnings retention policy," with Coleen C. Pantalone, ProceedingsIndiana Academy of the Social Sciences, 1980, pp. 56-9.


            "Market concentration as a determinant of job satisfaction," with Peter A. Veglahn, Journal of Behavioral Economics, 8:2, Winter 1979, pp. 137-50.


            "A note on SMSA and industry as determinants of manufacturing suburbanization," with John K. Mullen, Annals of Regional Science, XIII:1, March 1979, pp. 29-35.


            "Pass through fuel prices, not fuel costs," Quarterly Review of Economics and Business, 18:4, Winter 1978, pp. 91-4.


            "Further comment on the welfare cost of monopoly," with John J. Siegfried, Economic Inquiry, XIII:4, December 1975, pp. 601-10.



            "The welfare cost of monopoly:  An inter-industry analysis," with John J. Siegfried,  Economic Inquiry, XII:2, June 1974, pp. 192-202.






Professional Memberships:


American Economic Association, Eastern Economic Association.



Professional and Public Service:


Trustee, United Church of Chapel Hill, 2003 to present.


            Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) reaccreditation visiting committees: University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (1993); Edward Waters College (1994); Anderson College (substantive change, 1994); St. Paul's College (1995); Liberty University (1996); Stillman College (chair, substantive change, 1998), University of New Orleans, Executive MBA in Kingston, Jamaica (chair, substantive change, 1999), Regent University (chair, substantive change, August 2002).


            Consulting:  Shorter College: Problems with beginning an MBA program in Atlanta, 1995.  Samford University, review of faculty credentials, 1995.  Augustana College (SD), review of business programs, 1992.


            Chair, Hillsborough (N.C.) Board of Adjustment.  1994-1998.


            Board of Directors, United Church Retirement Homes, Inc., Newton, North Carolina.  1994-present.  Member, Executive Committee.  1994-2002.  Vice-chairman,

            1995-96.  Chair, 1996-97 and 2000-2002.


            Member, Small Business Committee, Alamance County Chamber of Commerce, 1991.


            Manuscript reviewer for The Engineering Economist, 1981 to 1988.


            Chairman, Orange County (N.C.) Industrial Development Revenue Bond Authority.  1985 to present.


            Member, Board of Advisors, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Orange Congregations in Mission, 1986 to 1994.  Chair 1991.


            Member, Target Advisory Group to Orange County (N.C.) Economic Development Commission, 1989-1991.






Department of Economics, Elon University, August 1984 to present.  Chair, August 1986 to August 1988 and August 1989 to August 1991. 


            Director of General Studies, Elon College, Elon College, North Carolina, August 1996 to August 2000.


            Dean, Martha & Spencer Love School of Business, Elon College, Elon College, North Carolina, June, 1987 to May, 1992.


            Department of Economics, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, July 1978 to July 1984.


            School of Management, Clarkson College, Potsdam, New York, July 1975 to December 1977.


            Department of Economics, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, July 1974 to July 1975.  One year temporary appointment.