James L. Doti, Ph.D.
James L. Doti, Ph.D., has been president of Chapman University since 1991 and holds the Donald Bren Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics. He earned his Ph.D. degree in economics from the University of Chicago, where he was a student of Nobel laureate Milton Friedman. Dr. Doti joined the Chapman faculty in 1974. In 1978, he founded the Center for Economic Research to encourage faculty and students to engage in economic and business research of high quality, and to disseminate the results of this research to the business community. The center was named the A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research in 1997. Under Dr. Doti’s leadership, the Anderson Center has become nationally recognized, with its annual Economic Forecasts, Forecast Updates and other research results cited in many major publications, including The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, USA Today and many others. Dr. Doti’s articles have appeared in academic journals as well as national periodicals such as The Wall Street Journal and The Chronicle of Higher Education, and he has co-authored two econometrics texts.