UNH Whittemore School of Business and Economics

Wible Named New Associate Dean at UNH's Whittemore School of Business and Economics

By Janet Lathrop
UNH News Bureau

February 21, 2002

DURHAM, N.H. -- Jim Wible, professor of economics, has been named associate dean of the faculty at the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire.

Among Wible's new responsibilities will be facilitating faculty research opportunities, helping to design and guide the school's first post-tenure review process this year, conflict resolution when appropriate, plus reviewing and recommending work load policy to help faculty balance their teaching, research and service activities. Evangelos O. Simos, professor of economics, has succeeded Wible as chair of the economics department at the Whittemore School.

Wible, now in his 18th year at UNH, will continue to teach when his schedule permits, including a philosophy of economics course this semester. His research publications include more than 20 articles and the 1998 book, "The Economics of Science -- Methodology and Epistemology As If Economics Really Mattered." He is currently working on a new book about the mathematical economics and philosophy of Charles Sanders Peirce, one of the giants of the American pragmatist movement.

Wible is a member of the board of the Eastern Economics Association. He was honored as a UNH Faculty Scholar in 1993, and a visiting scholar at Duke University, Durham, N.C., in 1998. He has also held the Carter Professorship at the Whittemore School.

Back to UNH News Bureau