Frank Spreng, Ph.D
Professor of Economics
Office: Piper Academic Center (PAC) 110
Phone: (618) 537-6902
J.D., Saint Louis University
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
M.S., University of Pittsburgh
M.B.A., Duquesne University
B.S., Duquesne University
Areas of Interest
Law and Economics
Publications and Writing
Early History of the Pittsburgh Stock Exchange, Master's Degree Thesis, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1967.
"Birth of the Pittsburgh Stock Exchange", Westerm Pennsylvania Historical Magazine, January 1975
The Macro Economics of Sir Ralph Hawtrey: A Mirror Image of British Economic Decline, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1976
"A Policy Contradiction for Supply Side Economics", Kentucky Economic Journal, Fall 1982
Wrote three cases which will be included in the fourth edition, 2004, of Cases in Management Accounting and Control systems. The cases are Lambeth Custom Cabinets, Blackheath Manufacturing Co. and Blackheath Manfacturing Co. Revisited. These cases deal with decision making and management control. The book is to be published by Prentice-Hall. It is being edited by Professor Mark Haskins of the Dearden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia.
Various book reviews in the Journal of Economic Literature. Article reviewer at various times for: the Journal of Legal Economics, and the Journal of Forensic Economics.
Forty-six years of college teaching
McKendree College (1987 to present)
Methodist College (1986 - 1987)
Brescia College (1979-1986)
Richmond College, London (1978-1979)
Hampden-Sydney College (1974-1978)
Pennsylvania State University, Beaver Campus (1967-1974)
Honors & Awards
Award for exemplary teaching at Methodist-related institutions and of higher education, 2010
William Norman Grandy Faculty Award, 2006
Member of the Illinois Bar, 2004
Phi Kappa Phi, Honor Society, 2004
Member of the Missouri Bar, 2003
Order of the Woolsack for high scholastic achievement in the study of law, 2003
Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society, 2002
Emerson: Excellence in Teaching Award, 2001
Certified Public Accountant (Illinois), 1990
Certified Management Accountant, 1988
George Washington Honor Medal, for Economic Education, from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, 1985
Outstanding Young Men of America, 1978
Omicron Delta Epsilon, Honor Society for Economics, 1975
Beta Gamma Sigma, Honor Society for Business, 1967
Philately, Toy Trains, Old Movies and Reading
Considerable committee work at the college including service, in recent years, on: Faculty Affairs Council, Salary, Budget and Fringe Benefits Committee, Long Range Planning Committee and the Graduate Council.
Since 1981 I have consulted with trial lawyers on individual income loss and business losses. As of August 1, 2006 I have been retained 245 times, testified 32 times and have been deposed 82 times. Twenty of these cases were commercial in nature.
Question writer for CPA Examination in the areas of economics and business law.
My teaching philosophy is that students need to know, understand and be able to apply the fundamental principles of the subjects they are studying. This means that students must be active participants in the learning process. I have always applied this concept of "less is more" to undergraduate teaching and now to MBA teaching.