Faculty Promotion: Colleen Haight

Colleen Haight

Colleen Haight

Colleen Haight

Promotion to full professor

Years at SJSU: 12

Department: Economics

RSCA focus: Economics regulation and economics of religion

Dr. Colleen Haight is currently the chair of the Department of Economics, has served as the acting chair of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and recently headed the search committee for the vice president of Student Affairs.

“I love our students. Working at SJSU, you have the very real opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life,” Haight said. “Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and often are the first in their families to attend university. Helping our students find their paths is extremely rewarding.”

Haight suggests students follow their passion and fall in love with their careers.

“If you haven’t found love yet, don’t stop looking,” she said. “It’s out there waiting for you.”

When she is not teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, she is actively engaged in research on the business regulatory environment, taxation, the economics of religion and Fair Trade. She has published articles on Fair Trade coffee, government intervention in the champagne market, and regulation of automobiles.

Note: Congratulations to the 43 faculty members who received tenure and/or promotion for 2017-18. We have invited each faculty member to participate in a series of posts profiling their research, scholarship and creativity activities. Those faculty who opted to participate will be featured throughout the fall semester on the Academic Spotlight blog and the digital sign in the Administration Building lobby.


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