Dr. Scott R. Steele

Dean of Curriculum & Student Learning;
Associate Professor of Economics

Lincoln Hall, 320
CPO 2204
Phone: 859-985-3181
Fax: 859-985-3906

E-Mail: scott_steele@berea.edu

Personal Home Page

At Berea College since 2002

Office Hours, Summer 2017:

Tom make an appointment with Dr. Scott Steele,
please contact Sam Cole or Sarah Broomfield.


  • B.A., Texas Christian University, 1990
  • M.A., Texas A & M University, 1992
  • M.S., Texas A & M University, 1993
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997


  • ECO 341 Development Economics: Theory and Applications
  • ECO 102 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECO 370 Environmental Issues in Public Policy
  • ECO 470 Seminar in Economics
  • GSTR 410: Senior Seminar in Contemporary Global Issues

Research Programs

  • Agricultural and Environmental Economics, Organizational Economics, Economic Education


Dr. Steele’s educational background is in philosophy and environmental economics. After obtaining a B.A. and M.A. in philosophy and environmental ethics Dr Steele received an M.S. in agricultural economics from Texas A&M and a Ph.D. in agricultural and applied economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Steele began his teaching career in the Department of Economics at the National University Ireland, Galway where he taught from 1997 to 2001.

Dr. Steele’s research interests are varied with a primary focus on environmental and resource economics. Dr. Steele has been recently pursing work on the application of organizational economics in the field agri-environmental economics. In the past Dr. Steele has pursued work in feminist economics, economic education, and has investigated gender-based differences in environmental attitudes and behavior. For additional information see Dr. Steele’s Personal Home Page (above).