Jason Delaney

Dr. Jason Delaney

Professor of Economics, Assistant Dean of Faculty Development

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Biography

Dr. Jason Delaney has served as the assistant dean for faculty development in the School of Business since 2019. In this role, he works with faculty and staff to oversee and coordinate faculty professional development programming and policies within the school. In addition, Delaney holds the rank of professor of economics, teaching microeconomics, business statistics, quantitative analysis, and game theory. Prior to this role, Delaney served as the assistant dean for student services from 2016 to 2019.

Delaney has helped faculty adjust to teaching online and provided continuing support to faculty to keep our campus connected and vital, whether we are in-person or online. Delaney works closely with the Center for Teaching Excellence and Information Technology to ensure that faculty are prepared to serve their students regardless of the teaching mode. Delaney has also helped to increase the scope and professionalism of student programming within the School of Business. In partnership with Advancement, he helped build the School of Business Corporate Affiliates Program, which creates partnerships with local, regional and national businesses to build career readiness and professional programming within and outside of the classroom.

Delaney has conducted research on individual decision-making over risky prospects, normative messaging and pollution, as well as the level of state and local government expenditures required to provide adequate services.

Delaney earned his Ph.D. from Georgia State University in 2010 and taught at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock from 2010 to 2012, where he discovered and developed his passion for teaching. Before earning his Ph.D., Delaney earned a B.A. in English literature from Pennsylvania State University, after beginning his college career studying computer science.

Delaney has lived in the Atlanta area from 2005 to 2010 and again since 2012 with his wife, Cheryl, and their three children, who are really growing up very quickly indeed. Before all this, Delaney and his siblings had a paper route empire in Emmaus, Pennsylvania from the years of 1992–1998, during which they weathered the blizzards of 1993 (Storm of the Century) and 1996 (at the time, the recorded record snowfall for the Lehigh Valley). It may seem odd to mention, but the experience has proven far more relevant to everything since than could possibly have been believed at the time.

Education

  • Doctorate – economics – Georgia State University
  • Master's – economics – Georgia State University
  • Bachelor's – English – Pennsylvania State University

Academic Interests

  • Experimental economics
  • Behavioral economics
  • Public finance economics
  • Urban and regional economics