University of Pittsburgh
May 24, 2010

Pitt Economics Professor Steven Husted Named Interim Dean of Pitt's Honors College


Sharon Blake


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PITTSBURGH-Steven Husted, a professor of economics in the School of Arts and Sciences, has been named interim dean of the University Honors College, effective Aug. 1. While Husted serves as interim dean, the search for a new dean will take place under under the aegis of Pitt's new provost. A national search is currently under way for a provost to succeed Pitt Provost James V. Maher, who has announced his resignation as provost at the beginning of the coming academic year or as soon after that as his successor can be in place.

Husted served as associate dean for Graduate Studies and Research in Pitt's School of Arts and Sciences from 1999 to 2005. A member of the University Honors College Advisory Board, he has supervised students within the Honors College Bachelor of Philosophy degree and Brackenridge Fellowship programs. He also has developed and taught the Introduction to Macroeconomics class for the Honors College.

A recipient of the Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award, Husted has been a member of the Pitt faculty since 1980, teaching in the area of international economics. His current research investigates the rise of Chinese exports and the determinants of purchasing power parity in exchange rates.

Husted is the coauthor of International Economics, now in its 8th edition, and coeditor of "Capital, Technology, and Labor in the New Global Economy" (American Enterprise Institute, 1988). He has published articles in numerous professional journals, including the "Journal of Political Economy", "Journal of Monetary Economics", "The Canadian Journal of Economics," and "American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings."

Husted served as a senior staff economist for the President's Council of Economic Advisers in Washington, D.C., and has held visiting fellow positions at Australian National University, the University of Strathclyde, and the University of Glasgow. He received a BA in political science and an MA and PhD in economics-all from Michigan State University.

Husted's appointment as interim dean follows the passing of longtime dean and founder of the University Honors College G. Alec Stewart, on April 7, 2010.