» President James L. Doti, Ph.D
He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and his master’s and doctorate degrees in economics from the University of Chicago. His articles have appeared in academic journals as well as periodicals such as The Wall Street Journal and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He is the co-author of two econometrics texts and co-editor of a collection of readings in free enterprise that received the Templeton Honor Award for Scholarly Excellence.
A champion of the liberal arts and sciences, President Doti is the founder of the Chapman University A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research, holds the Donald Bren Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics and is an avid reader and cinephile. He is also a children’s book author, mountain climber, marathon runner and passionate Panther.
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He is married to Dr. Lynne Pierson Doti, who is the Stone Professor of Economics at Chapman. They live in Villa Park with their cats, Tommy and Mitzie. They have two grown children, Adam and Cara, and two grandsons, Parker James and Griffin. They also have in their family a young man, Beatus Mushi from Tanzania, and a young woman, Gladys Mburu from Kenya. Both attended Chapman as Schweitzer Scholars and earned degrees in the Argyros School of Business and Economics.
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Jimmy Finds His Voice
President Doti's newest children's book is now available for purchase or download. Kirkus Review calls it a 'charming story'. Get your copy now!
Discover Jimmy's first adventure ...
A Christmas Adventure in Little Italy
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