Kerry Tan, Ph.D.
Kerria “Kerry” Tan, Ph.D., received his doctorate from Ohio State University and has worked at Loyola since 2012. In the classroom, he strives to develop his students’ economic intuition so they can critically discuss and analyze economic issues. He believes the smaller class sizes at Loyola allow him to really get to know his students: “I greatly appreciate the ability to get to know all of my students and build a rapport with them not only in class, but also during office hours,” says Dr. Tan, who also serves as a major advisor for both economics and Global Studies students and enjoys connecting his students with alumni at the Annual Economics Alumni Dinner, an event he has organized for the past three years. Dr. Tan’s research pertains to competition in the airline industry, and he has presented his scholarship to both the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice. Dr. Tan says he hopes to one day earn his pilot license. His personal interest in planes was sparked by his father, who worked for Korean Air for more than 25 years and taught Dr. Tan the ins and outs of the airline industry.
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I love teaching at a Jesuit, liberal arts-based institution, because it allows me the opportunity to break down the stigma of my field and show my students that economics is much more than learning supply and demand graphs.