B.S., Florida State University
M.S., Ph.D., Auburn University
Teaching & Research Interests:
Applied microeconomics, industrial organization, international economics, and public economics
Cassandra C. Copeland, Ph.D. is Professor of Economics and the SACS Program Coordinator for Economics for the Hammack School of Business at Oglethorpe University. Her fields of specialization and primary teaching areas include theoretical and managerial microeconomics, international economics, industrial organization and antitrust law, and public economics.
Dr. Copeland is an educator and a scholar, which enhances her student-focused courses. Dr. Copeland has published scholarship in several leading academic journals, including as Public Choice, the International Review of Economics and Finance, Southern Economics and Business Journal, and the Journal of Economics and Business. She regularly presents her research at national and international academic conferences, which have included the Oxford University Round Table on EU-US Trade and Banking at Oxford University, UK. Her current research is focused on factor price elasticities of substitution in production, and the role energy and human capital play in the distribution of income among factors of production. This scholarship addresses relevant theory and policy issues related to markets, trade, and the environment. Her previously published research has examined issues in international trade and voting theory.
Dr. Copeland has served as a referee and reviewer for several academic journals and book publishers. She is an active member of several national and international academic associations, including the American Economic Association, Southern Economic Association, and the International Association for Energy Economics, alongside her memberships in the American Association of University Women and Committee on the Status of Women in the Economic Profession. Dr. Copeland has previously served as a research consultant for Southern Company, Atlanta, GA, and as the former Director of the Oglethorpe University Honors Program and Masters of Business Administration Program. Dr. Copeland has been appointed a Georgia Governor’s Teaching Fellow and a Group Study Exchange (GSE) ambassador of the International Rotary Foundation in Italy. Her academic accolades have included membership in Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society and the Lu Thomasson Garrett Award for Meritorious Teaching.
Dr. Copeland received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Florida State University. She earned a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Economics from Auburn University.