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Presidential Fellows

Steven Gjerstad, Ph.D.
Steven Gjerstad, Ph.D.
Presidential Fellow
Steven Gjerstad, Ph.D. is a member of Chapman's Economic Science Institute. His research focuses on experimental economics, design of economic mechanisms, general equilibrium theory, time series, economic history, market adjustment processes, financial crises and structural economic change.
G. Timothy Haight, Ph.D
G. Timothy Haight, Ph.D
Presidential Fellow
Pico Iyer
Pico Iyer
Presidential Fellow
Pico Iyer is a longtime essayist for Time magazine, a frequent contributor to the New York Times and author of 10 books. He visits campus annually to discuss his work and travels.
In his most recent visit to campus, Mr. Iyer explored the idea that many people have multiple places they call home, several lives and even different versions of themselves in a talk entitled "Global Souls: New Selves, Homes and Dreams in the New Millennium".
Joel Kotkin
Joel Kotkin
Presidential Fellow
Joel Kotkin is the director of the Center for Demographics and Policy at Chapman University. The Center hopes to emerge as a major force in research and analysis of global, national and regional demographic trends.
Joel Kotkin is an internationally-recognized authority on global, economic, political and social trends. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed books "The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050" and "The City: A Global History".
Ruebén Martinez
Ruebén Martinez
Presidential Fellow
Ruebén Martinez is a MacArthur "Genius" Grant award winner for his work encouraging underserved populations to pursue literacy and education. Chapman has partnered with Ruebén to continue these goals through the Libreria Martinez de Chapman University (LMdCU).
LMdCU provides a variety of community outreach programs including storytime, teen mentoring, parent education information and author talks.
Mark Skousen, Ph.D
Mark Skousen, Ph.D
Presidential Fellow
Mark Skousen, Ph. D., was recently named one of the top 20 living economists in the world (www.superscholar.org). He has the unique distinction of having worked for the government (CIA), non-profits (president of FEE), and the private sector.
In 2004-05, he taught economics and finance at Columbia Business School and Columbia University. He has also taught at Chapman University, Mercy College, Barnard College, and Rollins College. Since 1980, Skousen has been editor in chief of Forecasts & Strategies, a popular award-winning investment newsletter (www.markskousen.com).
He was an economic analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency, a columnist to Forbes magazine, chairman of Investment U, and past president of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) in New York. He is the editor of his own website, www.mskousen.com, and is the producer of FreedomFest, “the world’s largest gathering of free minds,” which meets every July in Las Vegas (www.freedomfest.com). He has written for the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Christian Science Monitor, and has made regular appearances on CNBC’s Kudlow & Co. and C-SPAN Book TV. His bestsellers include The Making of Modern Economics, Investing in One Lesson, and The Maxims of Wall Street.
In 2006, he compiled and edited The Completed Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin (Regnery). His latest book is A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street: Austrian Economics for Investors. In honor of his work in economics, finance and management, Grantham University renamed its business school, “The Mark Skousen School of Business.”

Chancellor Fellows

Andrew Carroll
Andrew Carroll
Chancellor Fellow
Andrew Carroll is the director of the Center for American War Letters at Chapman. The Center is home to a unique and extensive manuscript collection of previously unpublished war letters from every American conflict, beginning with handwritten missives composed during the Revolutionary War and continuing up to emails sent from Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Center will continue to collect and preserve these pieces of history and share them with the world through exhibits, performances and teaching materials.
Richard Hovannisian, Ph.D
Richard Hovannisian, Ph.D
Chancellor Fellow
Richard Hovannisian, Ph.D. is a renowned scholar of Armenian history and the Armenian genocide.
Mr. Hovannisian's most recent visit to campus included a talk with Elie Wiesel entitled "Genocide & the Obligation to Remember".