Jason Delaney

Dr. Jason Delaney

Associate Professor of Economics, Assistant Dean of Faculty Development

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Dr. Jason Delaney has served as the assistant dean for Student Services in the School of Business since 2016. In this role, he serves all the students of the School of Business as a senior mentor and he works with faculty, staff and students to build the co- and extracurricular programming within the school. In addition, Delaney holds the rank of associate professor of economics, teaching Microeconomics, Business Statistics, Quantitative Analysis, and Game Theory.

Delaney has helped to increase the scope and professionalism of student programming within the School of Business. In partnership with the Office of 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. He oversees the School of Business Student Advisory Board, made up of one member from each School of Business student organization and one student representative from each concentration. In addition, he works with faculty to ensure that student advising and mentoring serves each student’s individual needs for academic and professional development.

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 2005–2010 and again since 2012 with his wife, Cheryl, and their three children, who are really growing up very quickly indeed. Before all this, Jason 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.


  • 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