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Department Information

Department Chair: Wade E. Martin

Department Office: Social Science/Public Affairs (SS/PA), Rm 361A

Telephone / FAX: (562) 985‑5061 / (562) 985-5804



Faculty: Yutian (Kate) Chen, Alejandra C. Edwards, Elaine F. Frey, Edward Funkhouser, Lisa M. Grobar, Darwin C. Hall, Jack W. Hou, Tomotaka Ishimine, Xuemei Liu, Joseph P. Magaddino, Wade E. Martin, Marshall H. Medoff, Kristen A. Monaco, Chen Feng Ng, Andrew Ojede, Davinder Singh, Seiji Steimetz, Steve Yamarik, Guy M. Yamashiro


  • Undergraduate: Seiji Steimetz
  • Graduate: Kristen A. Monaco

Career Possibilities

Economist • Agricultural Economist • Financial Analyst • Industrial Analyst • International Trade Economist • Labor Specialist • Market Research Analyst • Tax Analyst • Investment Analyst • Teacher • Securities Salesperson • Bank Management • Loan Officer • Investment Counselor • Social Researcher • Auditor • Credit Analyst • Statistician • Urban Planner (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see


When resources are scarce, difficult choices must be made on how resources are to be divided among competing uses. Economics is a social science that addresses the allocation of scarce resources.