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Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance Duane Rosa Bio
Dr. Duane Rosa

Duane J. Rosa, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics

Office: Classroom Center, Room 336B
Email: drosa@wtamu.edu
Phone: 806-651-2520

Professional Profile

Dr. Rosa joined the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business at WTAMU in 1984. He received a B.S. degree in economics from the University of Oklahoma in 1968, an M.A. degree in economics from the University of Nevada in 1981, an M.S. in engineering and statistics from the University of Oklahoma in 1984, and a Ph.D. in environmental economics from Texas Tech University in 1989.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Rosa teaches courses in environmental economics, engineering economics, money and banking, managerial economics and advanced microeconomic theory. Dr. Rosa is the author of numerous publications in the field of economic modeling of groundwater usage in the Panhandle of Texas. He was a Fulbright Professor at the University of Iceland in 1992 and 1994, where he taught and did research related to the economic issues affecting geothermal power production in Iceland.

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Rosa's current research interests include sponsored research from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) related to applied economic and engineering issues affecting transportation in the State of Texas. His research interests also include the economics of alternative energy applications.

Personal Sketch

Dr. Rosa lives in Amarillo with his wife Lynn, an eighth-grade science teacher. They have two sons, Greg and Jeffrey. Greg is a graduate of Sam Houston State University (criminal justice) and works for the Houston Police Department. Jeffrey attends University of Texas at Dallas, majoring in neurosciences. Dr. Rosa and his wife enjoy camping in their fifth wheel RV.