Dr. James L. Doti
and Donald Bren Distinguished Chair of Business and Economics
James Doti earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, where he studied under Nobel Laureates Gary Becker, Milton Friedman and George Stigler.
Dr. Doti came to Chapman as a faculty member in 1974. He founded the Anderson Center for Economic Research in 1978 and served as its inaugural director until 1985, when he became dean of the Argyros School of Business and Economics. Dr. Doti was appointed as president of Chapman University in 1991 and served for 25 years. In September 2016, he returned to the Chapman faculty.
Dr. Doti’s articles have appeared in academic journals as well as periodicals such as The Wall Street Journal and The Chronicle of Higher Education. His frequent op-eds appear in the Orange County Register, and he is a regular columnist for Orange County Business Journal. He is also 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.
Dr. Raymond Sfeir
Director of the A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research
and Anderson Chair of Economic Analysis
Raymond Sfeir earned his Ph.D. at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He joined the Chapman faculty in 1985, as a professor of Economics and Management Science. He teaches microeconomics, applied econometrics, statistics and forecasting. His research interests include operations research, capital asset pricing models and applied economics. Dr. Sfeir conducts the California quarterly survey of purchasing managers and the consumer sentiment survey.