Stephen J. Silver, PhD
Dr. Silver received his PhD in Economics from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1983. He has taught Economics and related business subjects at Bentley College and VMI and currently is Professor of Business Administration at The Citadel.
In addition to his regular teaching responsibilities, Dr. Silver was a Fulbright visiting professor of economics in Cameroon (1994-95) and adjunct instructor of finance in Webster University's MBA program in Shanghai (fall 2002) and adjunct instructor in operation management in Chengdu, Sichuan, China in 2009. He also was a visiting lecturer at the Center for Economic Research of Shandong University in 2010.
Dr. Silver's fields of interest are macroeconomic policy, international business, international finance, and economic forecasting. He is very interested in current economic and business developments in China and has published one article.
He has published in economics journals including the Journal of Political Economy, the Southern Economic Journal, the Journal of Financial Transformation, and the International Journal of Production Research. He also authored a textbook in business statistics, Introduction to Business Statistics that was just published in spring 2014.
In addition to his teaching experience, Dr. Silver served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya (1966-68), as a UNDP Programme Officer in Chad (1972-74), and economic consultant to USAID in the Khmer Republic (1974-75) and Burundi (1988). He is fluent in French and Spanish and near fluent in Chinese.
Dr. Silver has also conducted two study abroad trips to Costa Rica and assisted other professors in arranging trips to China which he has visited several times since 2002, three times as a visiting lecturer/instructor.
Vita: Dr. Steve Silver