Faculty & Staff
Dr. Lee Erickson
Professor of EconomicsOffice Location: Reade 104
Phone: (765) 998-5138
Specialties: Microeconomics, Public finance, International economics
Vitae PDF: Dr. Lee Erickson's Printable Vitae
Lee E. Erickson
School of Business
236 West Reade Avenue
Upland, Indiana 46989
Ph.D., Economics, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, December 1975
MA, Economics, University of Washington, Seattle, June 1970
BA, Economics, University of Washington, Seattle, December 1968
Omicron Delta Epsilon, Economics honorary
Delta Mu Delta, Business honorary
Professor of Economics, Taylor University, Upland, IN; 8/94 - Present
Associate Professor of Economics, Taylor University, Upland, IN; 9/87 - 8/94
Assistant Professor of Economics, Taylor University, Upland, IN; 9/79 - 8/87
Assistant Professor of Economics, Wingate College, Wingate, NC; 9/78 - 8/79
Research Economist, Battelle-Northwest, Richland, WA; 9/74 - 8/78
Economic Consultant, Wash. Dept. of Fisheries, Olympia, WA; 6/72 - 7/73 & 3/74 - 6/74
- Basic Economics
- Public (Government) Finance
- Consumer Economics
- Labor Economics
- Issues in Economics
- Energy Economics
- Principles of Macroeconomics
- Natural Resource Economics
- Principles of Microeconomics
- Environmental Economics
- Intermediate Microeconomics
- Private Enterprise and Public Policy
- Managerial Economics
- Economic Development
- Intermediate Macroeconomics
- Comparative Economic Systems
- Business Cycles and Forecasting
- International Economics
- History of Economic Thought
- Economics Senior Seminar / Capstone
American Economic Association
Association of Christian Economists
Midwest Economics Association
Christian Business Faculty Association
Western Economics Association International
SERVICE TO TAYLOR UNIVERSITY
Academic Policies Committee: 2003 – 2009
- Chair of the Academic Policies Committee 2005 – 2007
Mission trip to Sri Lanka, May 21 – June 8, 2005. This was a tsunami relief trip led by Hank Voss, Ken Kiers and Matt Delong. There were 19 Taylor students on the trip.
Curriculum Management Committee: 2000 – 2003
Faculty Personnel Committee: 1994 – 1997
- Secretary of the Faculty Personnel Committee: 1995 – 1997
Teacher Education Committee: 1991 – 1992
Faculty Sponsor for Alpha Chi/Chi Alpha Omega honor society: 1989 – 1994
Validation Panel for the Economics Certification Exam for Indiana State Department of Education Teacher Certification Exam Program: 1990
Faculty Nominating Committee: 1986 – 1993
- Chair of the Faculty Nominating Committee: 1988 – 1989 and 1992 – 1993
Skills Proficiency Committee: 1985 – 1987
- Secretary for the Skills Proficiency Committee: 1986 – 87
President’s Honors Conference for High School Students: 1985 – 1988
- Co-Chair: 1986 – 1988
General Education Task Force: 1981 – 1982
Academic Advisor for the Business Department: 1979 – 2007
- Lead Business advisor for 2006 – 2007 assisting all Freshmen and Sophomores in developing four year plans.
- Number of advisees ranged from 35 to 110.
SERVICE TO PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Economic Policy Survey Panelist, National Association of Business Economists, 1991 – 2002 and 2007 – 2010.
Assistant Editor, Bulletin of the Association of Christian Economists, 1985 – 88.
Executive Advisory Committee, Midwest Business Economics Association, 1985 – 87.
SERVICE TO THE CHURCH
Hanfield United Methodist Church: 2002 – present
- Sound tech: 2003 – present
- Worship Planning Team: 2008 – present
- Mission trip to Dundrum, Northern Ireland, June 28 – July 10, 2007 led by Mike Jessup. Three adult couples and six (mostly college) students worked with Murlough House, where Mike had previously led a Taylor Lighthouse trip.
- Praise chorus: 2004 – 2006
- Adult Ministries Planning Team: 2004 – 2005
Gideons International, Hartford City, Indiana Camp: 1983 – 2002
- Scripture Distribution Secretary: 1986 – 89 and 1993 – 1997
- Faith Fund Chairman: 1989 – 92
- Chaplain: 1983 – 1986
Grace United Methodist Church in Hartford City: 1979 – 2002
- Leader for a new praise team: 2002
- Choir member: 1980 – 2002
- Missions Commission: 1990 – 1993 and 1997 – 2002
- Chair of Missions Commission: 2001
- Vice Chair of Missions Commission for 2002
- Adult Bible Study leader: 1995 – 1996
- Christian Education Commission: 1992 – 1995
- Adult Sunday School Teacher: 1980 – 1984
- Evangelism Commission: 1980 – 1983
Publications and Presentations:
Erickson, Lee E., “Does Turning Point Really Help Students Learn?” presented at the
Technology for Teaching Conference, August 19, 2011 at Taylor University.
Erickson, Lee E., and Patricia A. Erickson, “Do Daily Clicker Questions Predict Course
Performance?” presented at the American Economic Association/Allied Social Science
Association annual meetings in Denver, Colorado, January 8, 2011.
Erickson, Lee E., “Using Formative Clicker Questions to Predict Summative
Assessment” presented at the Instructional Technology Summit sponsored by the
Independent Colleges of Indiana and held at Butler University, August 6, 2010
Erickson, Lee E., “Comparing Formative Assessments: Daily In-class versus Weekly
Online” presented at the Western Economics Association International annual meetings
in Portland, Oregon, July 2, 2010
Erickson, Lee E., “Comparing Daily In-class Formative Assessments with Weekly
Blackboard Surveys” presented at the Midwest Scholar’s Conference, Indianapolis,
Indiana, March 5, 2010.
Erickson, Lee E., Review of Economics in Christian Perspective: Theory, Policy and Life
Choices by Victor V. Claar and Robin J. Klay, InterVarsity Press, 2007, published in
Christian Scholar’s Review, Volume XXXVIII, Number 1, Fall 2008, pages 166-168.
Erickson, Lee E. and Patricia A. Erickson, “Diligence Joins Math Skills To Predict
Student Performance In Principles Of Microeconomics,” paper presented at the Midwest
Economics Association meetings, Chicago, March 15, 2008.
Erickson, Lee E. and Patricia A. Erickson, “Diligence Joins Math Skills To Predict
Student Performance In Principles Of Microeconomics,” poster presented at seventh
annual economics teaching workshop, sponsored by the University of North Carolina at
Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, October 13, 2007.
Erickson, Lee E., “Creating PowerPoint Animated Diagrams,” workshop presented at
Technology for Teaching Conference, August 16-17, 2007 at Taylor University.
Erickson, Lee E., “Using Blackboard Surveys To Direct In-class Reviews” presented at
the Instructional Technology Summit, sponsored by the Independent Colleges of
Indiana, August 10, 2006 at Indiana Wesleyan University and also presented at the
Technology for Teaching Conference, August 22, 2006 at Taylor University.
Erickson, Lee E., Review of Reforming the Morality of Usury: A Study of the Differences
that Separated the Protestant Reformers, by David W. Jones, University Press of
America, 2004, published in the Christian Scholars Review, Volume XXXV, Number 4,
Summer 2006, pp. 545-547.
Erickson, Lee E., Economics as if God Mattered: Biblical Perspectives on Worldly
Philosophers, 1999, is available under “Erickson Book” at
Erickson, Lee E., Review of Where Garden meets Wilderness: Evangelical Entry into the
Environmental Debate by E. Calvin Beisner, The Acton Institute for the Study of Religion
and Liberty, and Wm. B. Eerdmans Co., 1997, published in the Bulletin of the Association
of Christian Economists, Issue #33, Spring 1999, pp. 47-49.
Erickson, Lee E., "Recent Economic Positions of the Protestant Churches," in Bulletin of
the Association of Christian Economists, #24, Fall 1994, pp. 40-53.
Erickson, Lee E., "Economics as Stewardship," in What are the Leadership Needs of the
21st Century? edited by Janet L. Schmidt, proceedings of the Christian Business Faculty
Association National Conference, October 22-25, 1992, Anderson University, Anderson,
Erickson, Lee E., and Billie J. Manor, "Grade and SAT Differences Between Learning Style
Groups,” Presented at the Round Table on the Teaching of Economics, Midwest Business
Economics Association, in Chicago, Illinois, March 26, 1987.
Erickson, Lee E., Review of The Creation of Wealth: A Christian's Case for Capitalism by
Brian Griffiths, InterVarsity Press, 1984, published in the Bulletin of the Association of
Christian Economists, #7, Spring 1986, pp. 5-7.
Erickson, Lee E., Review of Idols of Our Time by Bob Goudzwaard, InterVarsity Press,
1984, published in Christian Scholar's Review, 1985, Volume XIV, Number 3, pp. 299-300.
Erickson, Lee E., "Review of Protestant Church Teachings on the Economy," Bulletin of
the Association of Christian Economists, #4, Fall 1984, pp. 4-9.
Erickson, Lee E., "Business Motives: Service or Self-service? What is the Practical
Religion of Capitalism?" Eternity, March 1984, page 18.
Erickson, Lee E., Review of The Ethic of Democratic Capitalism: A Moral Reassessment
by Robert Benne, Fortress Press, 1981, published in the February 1983 Eternity, p. 35.
Erickson, Lee E., "Is the Profit Motive Sinful?” presented at the American Enterprise
Institute Summer Institute 1981 on Recent Church Teachings on the Economy,
Alexandria, VA, July 7-9, 1981.
Erickson, L. E., Use of Benefit-Cost Analysis in Establishing Federal Radiation Protection
Standards: A Review, PNL-2678, Pacific Northwest Laboratory, U.S. Department of
Energy, operated by Battelle Memorial Institute, Richland, WA, October 1979.
Erickson, L. E., J. W. Litchfield, J. W. Currie, C. L. McDonald, and R. C. Adams,
Usefulness of Alternative Integrative Assessment Methodologies in Public Decision
Making, PNL-RAP-24, Battelle, Pacific Northwest Laboratories, Richland, WA, July 1978.
Erickson, L. E., "A Taxonomy of Market Failures," BNWL-SA-6286, Battelle-Northwest,
Richland, WA, presented at the Western Economic Association meetings in Anaheim, CA,
June 22, 1977.
Erickson, L. E., An Approach to Valuing Visual Pollution from Western Electricity
Production, BNWL-2103, Battelle-Northwest, Richland, WA, February 1977.
Hartley, J. N., L. E. Erickson, R. L. Engel, and T. J. Foley, Materials Availability for Fusion
Power Plant Construction, BNWL-1016, Battelle-Northwest, Richland, WA, September
Erickson, L. E., and J. W. Currie, "A Methodology for Impact Assessment of Northwest
Energy Developments Over the Next Fifty Years," BNWL-SA-5703, Battelle-Northwest,
Richland, WA. Presented at the Tenth Annual Pacific Northwest Regional Economic
Conference in Victoria, British Columbia, May 7, 1976.
Erickson, L. E., Regional Analysis of the U.S. Electric Power Industry, Volume 3, Regional
Demand Analysis and Consumption Forecasts, BNWL-B-415, V3, Battelle-Northwest,
Richland, WA, June 1975.
Erickson, Lee E., "A Review of Forecasts for U.S. Energy Consumption in 1980 and
2000," in Volume III of Energy and Human Welfare - A Critical Analysis, edited by B.
Commoner, H. Boksenbaum, and M. Corr, MacMillian Information, New York, 1975.
Erickson, Lee E., An Economic Study of a Common Property Problem: The Dungeness
Crab Fishery on the Washington Coast, Ph.D. dissertation, The University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, MI, 1975.
Erickson, Lee E., Summary of Preliminary Work and Proposal for Further Economic Study
of the Dungeness Crab Fishery in Washington, Washington Department of Fisheries,
Olympia, WA, July 1973.
Erickson, Lee E., Economic Studies of the Geoduck Clam Industry in Washington,
Washington Department of Fisheries, Olympia, WA, December 1972.