Meghan Hennessy Mihal, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of economics at St. Thomas Aquinas College. She earned a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Mathematics from Albright College and a M.A. in Economics and Ph.D. in Economics from Fordham University.
Dr. Mihal is an enthusiastic and passionate professor that teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Here at STAC, her course offerings include: Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Managerial Economics, Evolution of the World Economy, Math for Economists, Money and Banking, Money and the Economy, and the Economics of Sports. She also advises students majoring in the offerings of the School of Business and those students minoring in Economics.
Dr. Mihal is an active researcher in her field. Presently, Dr. Mihal and a co-author, are writing a paper regarding the incorporation of virtual currencies into a traditional Money and Banking Course. Recently, she worked with Professors Cahill and Donn on a collaborative project discussing and analyzing wage discrimination amongst female lawyers which she presented at the Eastern Economic Association's meetings in 2014 and is forthcoming in the
Indiana Journal of Law & Social Equity. Dr. Mihal and Professor Cahill are working to update the data set and prepare another paper focusing on the progression of female lawyers at the beginning of their careers. In the past, she has pursued a research project with a STAC student and their work was presented at an academic conference and is currently preparing this article for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
Outside of the classroom, Dr. Mihal is a co-advisor for STAC's Business Club and advisor for Delta Mu Delta, the International Business Honors Society. Dr. Mihal is also a member of the General Education Assessment Committee, the College's Committee on Sustainability & Climate Change, the Institutional Review Board and the faculty observer to Board of Trustees at the College.