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Steve Holland named Bert M. and Mildred O. Dahl Chair in Economics

Posted: Wed, Sep 5, 2018 8:58 AM

Luther College economics professor Steve Holland has been named the  Bert M. and Mildred O. Dahl Chair in Economics.

The Chair in Economics is named in honor of business entrepreneurs Bert M. and Mildred O. Dahl, who supported the college with financial gifts, including an endowment gift to establish the Dahl Chair. The award recognizes excellence in teaching economics and the relationship of international political, social and economic issues to world markets.

Holland has been a professor in the department of economics, accounting, and management since 2005, focusing on the topics of microeconomics, environmental economics and public policy. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics and English from St. Olaf College, a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center and a Ph.D. in applied economics from the University of Minnesota.

As the Dahl Professor, Holland will encourage students to develop sound analytical and critical thinking skills, become active participants in community and civic activities, and understand the importance of incorporating personal responsibility into their work and their lives.

Holland will serve as the Dahl Chair through the 2022-23 academic year.