John McCullough

Contact

Dr. John McCullough
Associate Professor

Phone: (409) 880-8651
Email: jmccullough@lamar.edu
Office: Galloway Business Building Room 224

Ph.D.   Temple University
M.B.A.   Widener University
B.S.   Penn State University

Courses Taught

MBA:

Foundations of Economics 
Microeconomic Principles 

Bachelors:

Macro Economics 
Principles (Macro) 
Principles (Micro) 
Principles and Policies 

Courses taught, but not in the Schedule:

* Economics 102 - Microeconomics - taught at Penn State University - Lehigh Valley, St. Joseph's University, Temple University, and Drexel University
* Economics 104 - Macroeconomics - taught at Penn State University - Lehigh valley, St. Joseph's University, Temple University, and Drexel University
* Economics 601 - Managerial Economics - taught at Drexel University
* Accounting 211 - Introductory Financial and Managerial Accounting - taught at Penn State University - Lehigh Valley
* Finance 301 - Corporate Finance - taught at Penn State University - Lehigh Valley
* BA 421 - Project Management - taught at Penn State University - Lehigh Valley
* Stat 200 - Business Statistics - taught at Penn State University - Lehigh Valley

Professional Experience

Academic Experience 

Assistant Professor of Economics, Lamar University (August, 2012 - Present), Beaumont, Texas. Teaching within the Economics Department as well as research and scholarly activities within the department.

Assistant Professor of Business Studies and Economics, Penn State University - Lehigh Valley (September, 2005 - June, 2012), Center Valley, Pennsylvania. Courses taught: Econ 102, Econ 104, Acctg 211, Corp. Fin. 301, Stat 200, Project Management 421 Committees served: Faculty Invitational Lecture Series (chair 2008 - 2009), Research and Scholarship Committee (chair 2009 - 2010), Committee Chair and organizer of the 1st Annual Regional Undergraduate Research Symposium, Academic Affairs Committee (2010 2011), Curriculum Change Committee for BA 421 (2009), Curriculum Change Committee for Finance 301 (2010-2011, Search Committee for Staff Recruitment

Adjunct Professor (part-time evenings), Temple University/Drexel University/St. Joseph's University (January, 2000 - May, 2005), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. taught introductory micro, macroeconomics, as well as managerial economics at the M.B.A. level.

Non-Academic Experience 

Senior Finanical Corporate Accountant, Arkema Inc. (formerly Atofina, Inc.) (September, 1992 - August, 2005), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. * Senior Financial Accountant: (March, 2002 - August, 2005) - Duties varied * Applications Analyst - SAP: (August, 1995 - February, 2002) - Duties varied * General Ledger Interface Specialist: (September, 1992 - August, 1995) - Duties varied 

Service

Professional Service 

Academic Conference: Discussant
2014:  Western Economic International Association Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado (International).  Paper Discussant for 'Migration and Beliefs; Evidence from a Natural Experiment'
2013:  Pennsylvania Economic Association Annual Conference, Scranton, Pennsylvania (Regional).  Papaer Discussant - EDeterminants of Economic Growth in ECOWAS Countries
2013:  Western Economic International Association Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington (International).  Paper Discussant - Environmental Regulation: Supported by Polluting Firms, but Opposed by Green Firms?
2013:  Western Economic International Association Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington (International).  Paper Discussant - Efficacy of a Bidder Training Program: Lessons from L.I.N.C.
2011:  Western Economic International Association Annual Conference, San Deigo, California (International).  Paper Discussant - Capacity Choice in the Theory of the Mine

Academic Conference: Moderator / Facilitator
2011:  Western Economic International Association Annual Conference, San Deigo, California (International).  Conference Session Chair - Energy Policy and Efficiency

Reviewer - Article / Manuscript
2016:  Journal of Economic Issues, Beaumont, Texas (International).  reviewed manuscript entitled "Consumer Boycott: How Trust in Law-Making and Law-Enforcing Institutions Matters"
2015:  Land Economics (International).  reviewed article entitled 'Nature Preserves, Industrial Sites, and the Value of Residential Properties'
2014:  Land Economics (International).  Reviewed 'Spatial Cost of Living Indices and the Distribution of Public Goods' for Land Economics
2011:  Journal of Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology, Kutztown, Pennsylvania (Regional).  
Reviewed manuscript entitled “A Current View of the Role of Middle Management in the Implementation of Strategic Change”  for the Journal of Northeastern Association of Business  Economics, and Technology, January 2011.
2011:  Land Economics, Madison, Wisconsin (International).  
Reviewed manuscript entitled “Water Quality, Risk Perceptions and Averting Behavior: Evidence from Leon, Nicaragua” for Land Economics, August 2011.
2011:  Pennsylvania Economic Review, Edinboro, Pennsylvania (State).  Reviewed manuscript entitled The Impact of Ethanol Production on Food: Food vs. Fuel” for the  Pennsylvania Economic Review, August 2011.


Institutional Service 

College Assignments

Chair:
2015-2016:  Multicultural Enhancement Committee  
2015-2016:  Faculty Academic and Professional Impact Committee (Co-Chair)  
2013-2014 – 2014-2015:  Multicultural Enhancement Committee Lamar University  

Faculty Advisor:
2014-2015:  Betta Gamma Sigma Society: Faculty Adviser for the Beta Gamma Sigma Society

Member:
2014-2015:  Faculty Academic and Professional Impact Committee
2012-2013:  Multicultural Enhancement Committee Lamar University  

University Assignments

Member:
2014-2015:  Advisory Review Committee for Distinguished Faculty Fellowship  

Community Service 

Other Community Service Activities
2015:  Supervised 2 visiting professors from China
2014:  Instrumental in developing departmental assessment questions based on departmental learning outcomes
2014:  Academic Enhancement Workshop[ - Present research to the campus community - 10/01/2013, Presentation of published research to students sponsored by the 'Cardinal Learning and Development' (Lead). Program is called Academic Enhancement Workshop. Presentation 10/01/2013. Presentation entitled " Credence Goods and State Mandated Vehicle Safety Inspections: How Non-Profit Inspection Services Can Correct for Market Failure.".
2014:  Academic Enhancement Workshop[ - Present research to the campus community - 02/28/2013, Presentation of published research to students sponsored by the 'Cardinal Learning and Development' (Lead). Program is called Academic Enhancement Workshop. Presentation 10/01/2013. Presentation entitled " The Baleen Whale's Saving Grace: The Introduction of Petroleum Based Products ion the Market and its Impact on the Whaling Industry.".

Speech / Presentation at a Community Meeting
2016:  Faculty presentation to the university community, Presented for the division of Undergraduate Research department my latest research entitled 'Pollution Haven Hypothesis and their relationship to the Environmental Kuznets Curve.

Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Articles 

  • McCollough, J. (in press, 2014).  How Non Profit Inspection Services Can Correct for Credence Good Type Market Failures.   Southwestern Economic Review.
  • McCollough, J. & Karani, K. (in press, 2013).  The Media's Role in Influencing Perceptions of Housing Values and the Resulting Impact on the Macroeconomy.   Economic Affairs, 34 (1), 68-77, doi: 10.1111/ecaf.12047.
  • McCollough, J. (2013).  The Underlying Cause of the Disappearing Repair Trades; The Case of the TV Repair Trade Industry in the U..S.   The International Journal of Economic Issues.
  • McCollough, J. (2012).  Determinants of a Throwaway Society - A Sustainable Consumption Issue.   Journal of Socio-Economics, 41 (1), 110-117.

Non-Refereed Proceedings 

Full Paper

  • McCollough, J. (2011).  The Baleen Whales' Saving Grace: The Introduction of the Petroleum Based Products in the Market and its Impact on the Whaling Industry.  In Dr. Orhan Kara (Ed.)   Pennsylvania Economic Association Annual Conference, Edinboro, PA: Pennsylvania Economics Association, 152-161.

Presentation of Refereed Papers 

  • McCollough, J. (2014, July). How Trust and Risk Aversion Affect the Propensity of Consumers to Enter Into a Level Billing Utility Contract.   Western Economic International Association Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado.
  • McCollough, J. (2013, July). Credence Goods and State Mandated Vehicle Safety Inspections: How Non-Profit Inspection Stations Can Correct for Market Failure.   Western Economic International Association Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington.
  • McCollough, J. (2013, June). Credence Goods and State Mandated Vehicle Safety Inspections: How Non-Profit Inspection Stations Can Correct for Market Failure.   Pennsylvania Economic Association Annual Conference, Scranton, Pennsylvania.
  • McCollough, J. (2011, June). Factors Impacting the Demand for Repair Services of Household Products: The Disappearing Repair Trades and the Throwaway Society.   Western Economic Association International 86th Annual Conference, San Diego, California.
  • McCollough, J. (2011, June). Factors Impacting the Demand for Repair Services of Household Products: The Disappearing Repair Trades and the Throwaway Society.   Pennsylvania Economic Association Annual Conference, Carisle, Pennsylvania.

Presentation of Non-Refereed Papers 

  • McCollough, J. & He, M. (2015, March). Evidence of an Environmental Kuznets Curve; A Case Study of Automobile Tire Consumption in the USA.   Southwestern Economics Association, Denver, Colorado.
  • McCollough, J., Karani, K., & Galose, B. (2014, April). How Trust and Risk Aversion Affect the Propensity of Consumers to Enter Into a Level Billing Utility Contract.   Southwestern Economics Association, San Antonio, Texas.

Papers Under Review 

  • McCollough, J. & He, M. (2016). "Pollution Havens and their Relationship to the Environmental Kuznets Curve," Initial submission to Environmental Resource Economics.
  • McCollough, J., Karani, K., & Galose, B. (2015). "Factors Influencing A Consumer's Propensity To Engage In A Contract," Revised and resubmitted to Southwestern Economic Review.
  • McCollough, J., Karani, K., & Galose, B. (2015). "How Trust and Risk Aversion Affect the Propensity of Consumers to Enter Into a Level Billing Utility Contract," Initial submission to Economic Affairs.
  • McCollough, J. & He, M. (2015). "Pollution Havens and their Relationship to the Environmental Kuznets Curve," Initial submission to Environmental Resource Economics