Dr. Tim Schibik

Dr. Tim Schibik Assistant Dean and Professor of Economics

"I love economics and trying to help people become better decision-makers, which is the primary emphasis of economics. The best way to help anyone is to teach."

Degrees Held:

  • Ph.D. in Economics – West Virginia University, 1989
  • M.A. in Economics – West Virginia University, 1986
  • M.A. Economics – Youngstown State University, 1983
  • A.B. in Economics – Youngstown State University, 1981

Career Highlights:

  • Professor of Economics at USI since 2001
  • Assistant Dean, Romain College of Business at USI since 2009
  • Fellow of the Academy of Business Economics, 2007
  • Integra Bank Distinguished Professor, 2005

In which online programs do you teach?

MBA

Which classes do you teach online?

ECON 601 - Managerial Economics

Which technologies do you use to teach in the online courses?

Blackboard.

How do you interact with online students?

I depend on personal interactions via the discussion boards and email.

Why did you start teaching?>

I love economics and trying to help people become better decision-makers, which is the primary emphasis of economics. The best way to help anyone is to teach.

What advice would you give to those considering this online program?

Do not underestimate the time it takes to be successful in graduate courses.

What is the one book that you think everyone should read?

"Thinking Fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahneman.

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