Professor of Economics and International Business
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
B.A., Northwestern University
Randall Waldron moved to Northwest Arkansas to teach at JBU in 2012, after 18 years at the University of South Dakota. His undergraduate degree (BA with majors in economics and political science) is from Northwestern University, and his doctorate (PhD in economics) is from Vanderbilt University. Prior to attending graduate school, he worked as an analyst for the market research firm, Market Facts, Inc., in Chicago and Los Angeles.
His teaching interests include a variety of fields within economics and international business. Specializing in applied microeconomics, Dr. Waldron has published papers on game theory, experimental economics, business competition, and economic impact analysis. He brings extensive experience in these fields and in managerial economics to the JBU classroom and online environment.
Dr. Waldron is a Fulbright Scholar and has lived and taught in China, first at Beijing Jiaotong University, and more recently in Yunnan Province at Honghe University. At the University of South Dakota, he was co-founder of the school’s East Asian Institute (2004- 2009). His work has also taken him to Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Thailand, as well as to Europe.
A native of Kentucky, Dr. Waldron likes to travel, especially in the developing world. He is married and has three daughters - one in college, and two still at home, where he and his wife homeschool their girls.