Dr. Scott R. Steele

Professor of Economics

At Berea College since 2002

Contact Information

Lincoln Hall, 330
CPO 2204
Email: scott_steele@berea.edu
Phone: 859-985-3490
Fax: 859-985-3637

Office Hours

If you must make an appointment with Scott, please contact Susan Vaughn (vaughns@berea.edu).

Personal Home Page

Scott Steele


  • 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 310: Research in Economics I
  • Eco 410: Research in Economics II
  • GSTR 110: Seminar in Writing I: Critical Thinking and the Liberal Arts
  • GSTR 410: Seminar in Contemporary Global Issues

Research Programs

  • Agricultural and Environmental Economics, Organizational Economics, Economic Education


Dr. Steele began his work as Associate Vice President and Dean of Curriculum and Student Success in 2011 after eight years teaching in the Economics and Business Department of Berea College. In this position, Dr. Steele works directly with faculty and staff to ensure excellence in the General Education and Advising programs at Berea College and has recently been participating as a member of the Berea College Continuous Improvement Team.

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. He has been recently pursuing work on the application of organizational economics in the field of 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.