Professor Scott J. Callan is a professor of economics at Bentley College. Professor Callan received his Ph.D. degree from Texas A&M University in 1985. Prior to joining the Bentley College faculty in 1987, Professor Callan was a member of the business faculty at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. His teaching areas of interest focus on quantitative methods and applied microeconomic topics, such as environmental economics and managerial economics. He has taught courses in environmental economics and the economics of natural resources at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
In addition to his textbook, Professor Callan is the author of numerous applied microeconomic articles that have been published in a variety of economic journals, including the Southern Economic Journal, Advances in the Economics of Energy and Resources, The Review of Industrial Organization and The Journal of Business and Economic Statistics. His recent environmental economics research investigates the demand and supply characteristics associated with the market for municipal solid waste (MSW). His research findings have appeared in Land Economics and Environmental and Resource Economics, among other academic journals. In addition to his many publications, Professor Callan has reviewed numerous scholarly articles for academic publications as well as research grant proposals for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Professor Callan is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Economic Association, the Southern Economic Association, and the National Association of Business Economics.
Professor Janet M. Thomas earned her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economicsat Boston College. After completing her doctorate, she was appointed to the faculty at Bentley College in 1987. She is currently a full professor at Bentley, teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to environmental economics, Professor Thomas teaches intermediate microeconomics, industrial organization, principles of microeconomics, and principles of macroeconomics. She has been actively involved in course and curriculum development in environmental economics and served as coordinator of the MBA - Environmental Management Concentration Program at Bentley.
Professor Thomas also is an active researcher in environmental economics, industrial organization, and other fields in applied microeconomics. In addition to her textbook, she has published her research results in such academic journals as Land Economics, Southern Economic Journal, Environmental and Resource Economics, Review of Industrial Organization, Eastern Economic Journal and the Journal of Transport Economics and Policy. She is a member of the American Economics Association and the Industrial Organization Society and has served as a reviewer for a number of academic journals and textbook publishers. Professor Thomas was named Faculty Member of the Year by Bentley's Student Government Organization in 1991. In 1993, she received the Gregory H. Adamian Award for Teaching Excellence, and in 1996 she received the Bentley College Scholar of the Year Award.