B.S., University of Tehran
M.S., National University of Iran
M.S., University of Idaho
Ph.D., Washington State University
Economics: Chair and professor
Institute for Management Studies: Director and professor of economics
IMS Board of Visitors: IMS director
Actuarial Mathematics: Director of IMS and professor of economics
Special Interest: Conducting Research on International Trade Theories and Regional Economics
With over 30 years of teaching experience, from which 25+ years have been at Lycoming College, Mehrdad teaches principles of economics and several advanced courses in his department. He was the 2003 recipient of the college's Cupp Plankernhorn Alumni Award for Faculty Teaching Excellence (Lycoming College's senior teaching award). In addition, he received the United Methodist Church's Exemplary Teaching Award in 2003.
Besides publishing several papers in scholarly and peer-reviewed journals, Madresehee has been a consultant and researcher for several Pennsylvania businesses as well as non-profit organizations. In spring of 2004, he was chosen to serve as part of the Faculty Fellow Internship Program. He was one of just two faculty members nationwide to be appointed by the Institute for Experimental Learning and the Association of American Colleges and Universities. He interned at the International Economic Development Council, an organization devoted to providing leadership and excellence in economic development.
Mehrdad is married to Fattaneh Homayoun-Mehr (another economist in the family) and together they have two grown-up daughters, Ladan and Leila. He enjoys hiking, bike riding and playing tennis-- though he should be considered an easy win.