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Casimir Dadak Casimir Dadak, professor of finance and economics; M.A., Academy of Economics, Krakow, Poland; Ph.D., Fordham University
Phone: (540) 362-6247
E-mail: cdadak@hollins.edu

Casimir Dadak teaches business and finance courses, in particular, corporate finance, investments, international finance, and strategic management. He taught at universities in the United States and Europe prior to coming to Hollins in the spring of 2000. His research interests include the economic and financial transformation of East-central Europe, European monetary integration, the stock market, and Catholic social teaching. Professor Dadak has extensively published in English and his native Polish. His papers have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Cato Journal, The Independent Review, Review of Business, Krakowskie Studia Miedzynarodowe, Miedzynarodowy Przeglad Polityczny, Arcana and Ethos. His short pieces regularly appear in a major Polish national weekly, Gazeta Polska. He has also presented numerous papers at professional conferences.

Pablo Hernandez Pablo Hernandez (Homepage), associate professor of economics; B.A. Universidad de las Americas; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Phone: (540) 362-6354
E-mail: phernandez@hollins.edu

Pablo Hernandez teaches in the business and economics department. His primary interests concern environmental and natural resource economics and development economics. Before arriving at Hollins in fall 2007, Pablo served as CWIL fellow and visiting professor in the department of business administration and economics at Saint Mary's College. He earned his doctorate in economics from the University of Notre Dame. In his doctoral research on the interaction between international trade and environmental quality, he assessed the economic aspects of the recent transfers of hazardous waste between Mexico and the United States. Pablo is also interested in the topics of financing for development in Latin America and community-based conservation strategies from a developing-country perspective.

  Rathin Basu, assistant professor; B.S., M.S., University of Calcutta; M.A., Ohio University; Ph.D., Virginia Tech
  Richard E.B. Foster, lecturer (adjunct); B.A., Gettysburg College; J.D., Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary
  Lisa Lloyd, C.P.A., lecturer (adjunct); B.S. M.S., Virginia Tech
Kari Munro Kari K. Munro, visiting assistant professor of business; B.A., University of California; J.D. , University of Virginia School of Law; M.B.A., University of Michigan; L.L.M., Duke University School of Law
Deborah Spencer Deborah Spencer, visiting assistant professor of economics; B.S., Radford University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Deborah Spencer is currently teaching as a visiting assistant professor in the business and economics department. She was formerly tenured at SUNY Cortland and comes to Hollins after relocating with her family to Southwest Virginia. She is passionate about global experiential learning and serves on the Board of Directors of the Peacework Development Fund, a nonprofit international service organization dedicated to integrated and sustainable community development through global partnerships. Deborah earned her doctorate in economics from the University of Notre Dame. She has published on the topics of gender pay equity, globalization, and the intersection of law and economics. Her current research is focused on financial literacy and youth empowerment within a global context.
  Demetri P. Tsanacas, assistant professor; B.A., Montclair State College; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University