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Stuart Strother, Ph.D.

Professor
Phone: (626) 812-3091
Email: sstrother@apu.edu
Stuart C. Strother, Ph.D., is a professor of economics and leads the School of Business and Management’s China programs. He has written a number of books and other publications including journal articles and research reports. Prior to academia, he worked in investments and telecommunications for five years, and is also a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Education

  • Ph.D., Urban and Public Affairs, University of Louisville
  • M.Sc., Financial Economics, University of London
  • MBA, Business Administration, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • B.A., English, Dallas Baptist University
  • A.A., Practical Theology, Christ for the Nations Institute

Credentials/Certifications

  • Foreign Expert Credential, People’s Republic of China
  • Two-year Certificate of Practical Theology, Christ for the Nations Institute

Departments

School of Business and Management

  • Undergraduate Programs
  • Graduate Programs

Expertise

  • Business and Economics in China
    The world's most populous country has become more influential in world events in recent years largely due to their economic power. The traditional way of life is changing for many Chinese people as China modernizes and further engages the West. International cooperation is expanding and the number of foreign firms and expatriates in China is on the rise.
  • Economic Development
    State and local governments employ numerous policies and programs designed to create jobs and spur overall economic growth within their jurisdictions. The stated goals of these programs and policies typically include business attraction, business retention, and business development, and so-called "equity" development techniques.
  • Statistics
    Statistics is the science of collecting, organizing, presenting, analyzing, and interpreting quantitative data (and sometimes qualitative) to assist in making more effective decisions. Statistics are used in virtually every industry, and recently statistics have taken a prominent place in the field of management under the "Six Sigma" label.

Courses Taught

  • BUSI 515 – Market Research
  • ECON 250 – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 251 – Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 351 – Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECON 359 – Urban and Regional Economics
  • ECON 452 – Econometrics
  • PSYC 299 – Applied Statistics