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The Invisible Hand at Work: Microeconomic Principles (EC102)

The noted economist, Alfred Marshall, wrote, “Economics is the study of mankind in the ordinary business of life."  In this core social science course we will investigate the classic topics of microeconomic principles with an emphasis on applications to both everyday life and the global business climate.  Students will learn to use the powerful tools of economic reasoning to analyze real world economic issues. Topics include: the laws of supply and demand, the behavior of firms in competitive and noncompetitive markets, the functioning of labor markets, and economics of the environment. 

Faculty biography

Nancy A. Williams received her Ph.D. in natural resource economics from the University of California, Berkeley.  She has been teaching microeconomics at Loyola for over 25 years and was chosen as the Harry W. Rodgers Distinguished Teacher of the Year in 2003.  She is the author of numerous articles on topics in applied microeconomics.

Applied Calculus (MA151)

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. is quoted as saying, “Descartes commanded the future from his study more than Napoleon from the throne.” We will explore problem solving in mathematics with a focus on business and social science applications. This course is a one semester introduction to calculus and its applications including the definition, interpretation, and applications of the derivative.

Faculty biography

Lisa Oberbroeckling has been a faculty member at Loyola since 2002. She received her B.S. in mathematics from the University of Iowa. She worked for a data management group coordinating clinical and epidemiological studies before getting her Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Oregon. Her research is in analysis and most recently on methods of approximating solutions to systems of differential equations. She works on improving accessibility and education in STEM, especially for underrepresented groups and first-generation students.

Mentor biography 

Dave Gerrity is a Loyola graduate, a former student-athlete and coach of the women’s soccer program, a member of the Sellinger School of Business Marketing faculty, an administrator and a current parent of a Loyola student. Gerrity has been the Associate Athletic Director of Athletics since 2007 after spending the previous eight as Assistant Athletic Director. He joined Loyola as the athletic business manager in 1989 and has been both a coach and administrator at Evergreen. Currently, Gerrity works with the men's soccer, lacrosse and golf programs as well as men's and women's tennis and swimming and diving. He manages the athletic department's human resources program and works closely with student development to integrate student-athletes into the university's student development programming.

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