Indiana Writers Group

December 11, 2005

Andrea NealAndrea Neal — As editor of the Indianapolis Star's editorial page, Neal was recognized three years in a row as the state¹s top editorial writer, holding the 1998 National Award for Education Writing. Earlier in her career, Neal was a reporter for United Press International, covering the Indianapolis Legislature and, in Washington, the Supreme Court of the United States. Fluent in Spanish, Neal studied on a Rotary International fellowship at the University of the Americas in Mexico. She holds a BA in history and Latin American studies, graduating magna cum laude with honors from Brown University. Neal, the winner of the National Historical Society Prize, teaches history at an Episcopal secondary school in Indianapolis. Contact her at

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Cecil Bohanon, Ph.D.Cecil Bohanon, Ph.D. — A founding contributor to the quarterly journal, Dr. Bohanon is a professor of economics at Ball State University. A popular writer and lecturer on economics, he was among the first to question the projections and economic rationale behind the proposal to build a new stadium for the Indianapolis Colts. Contact him at

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Marilyn Floweres, Ph.D.Marilyn Flowers, Ph.D. — A professor and former chair of the economics department at Ball State University, Dr. Flowers received her doctorate from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1974. Her teaching interests include Public Finance and Public Choice, on which she is a national authority. Contact her at

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Samuel Staley, Ph.D.Samuel Staley, Ph.D. — A Reason scholar and project manager of the foundation's study of city-county consolidated government, Dr. Staley is the author of two books and more than three dozen articles, studies and reports on urban development issues and policy. His work has appeared in professional journals such as the Journal of the American Planning Association, Economics of Education Review, and Planning and Development, as well as the popular press including the Indianapolis Star, Wall Street Journal, the Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News, the Houston Chronicle, Newsday, the Chicago Tribune, and dozens of others. Contact him at

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Nicole Garnett, J.D.Nicole Garnett, J.D. — A professor at the Notre Dame Law School, Nicole Garnett earned her A.B. in 1992 from Stanford, where she graduated with honors and distinction in political science and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She received her J.D. in 1995 from Yale Law School, where she earned distinction as an Olin Fellow for Law in Economics and Public Policy. Following graduation, Professor Garnett served as a law clerk for the Honorable Morris S. Arnold of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (1995-1996) and for Associate Justice Clarence Thomas of the United States Supreme Court (1998-1999). Contact her at

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Eric Schansberg, Ph.D.Eric Schansberg, Ph.D. — A popular contributor and lecturer for the foundation, Dr. Schansberg is a professor of economics at Indiana University (New Albany). He is the author of the foundation's series, "A Thinking Christians Guide to Public Policy," excerpts from his book, Turn Neither to the Right nor to the Left. Dr. Schansberg earned his doctorate from Texas A&M University. His research interests focus on applied microeconomics. Contact him at

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DeVon Yoho, Ph.D. — An associate professor of economics and the director of the Center for Economic Education at Ball State University, Dr. Yoho received his doctorate from the University of Missouri in 1974. His fields of interest include economic education and human resource economics. Contact him at

Norman Van Cott, Ph.D.Norman Van Cott, Ph.D. — A founding contributor to the foundation's quarterly journal, a former chair of the economics department and a professor of economics at Ball State University, Dr. Van Cott received his doctorate from the University of Washington in 1969. His fields of interest include microeconomic theory, public finance and international economics. His current research is the economics of constitutions. Contact him at

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Dick McGowan, Ph.D.Dick McGowan, Ph.D. — A teacher of business ethics and biomedical ethics at Butler University, Dr. McGowan has held positions at Marquette University, Milwaukee School of Engineering and St. Joseph¹s College. His academic experience includes being philosophy department chair as well as a director of a school-wide applied ethics course. He holds the Award for the Outstanding Faculty Member in the Liberal Arts and Sciences at Butler. His fields of interest include plied philosophy, business ethics and moral development. Contact him at

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Courtney (Cliff) Stone, Ph.D. — A professor of economics at Ball State University, Dr. Stone received his doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1973. His fields of interest include microeconomic theory, money and banking, and financial markets. Dr. Stone's current research includes "Socially Responsible Investing" and "Federal Reserve Bank Credit Allocation Schemes: The Early Years." Contact him at
John Horowitz, Ph.D. — A professor of economics, public finance and Public Choice at Ball State University, Dr. Horowitz's current research includes "Mobility in the Earned Income Tax Credit," "Negative Externalities, Antibiotic Resistance" and "The Economics of Schooling." His research has been published in Economic Inquiry, Eastern Economic Journal, Nursing Economics, Public Choice and Southern Economic Journal. Contact him at
Phil Coelho, Ph.D. — A professor of economics at Ball State University, Dr. Coelho received his doctorate from the University of Washington in 1969. His fields of interest include microeconomics and finance. His current research includes "The Economic Impact of Diseases," "Population and History" and "An Economic Explanation of Slavery in the New World." Contact him at

Craig LadwigCraig Ladwig — Formerly an editor with Capital Cities Communication, Knight-Ridder Newspapers and the Washington Times, Ladwig served on Capitol Hill as a legislative aide specializing in foreign policy for Sen. Nancy L. Kassebaum before moving to Indiana as associate editor of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel. Since then, he has served as a director of the Indiana Policy Review Foundation and editor of its quarterly journal. He is a veteran of the Vietnam War. Contact him at

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Thomas D. Lehman, Ph.D.Thomas E. Lehman, Ph.D. — A contributor to the quarterly journal, Dr. Lehman is a professor of economics at Indiana Wesleyan University. One of the rising young stars of Indiana economics, he is a popular lecturer with an emphasis on urban economics, housing markets, economic development, policy analysis, public finance and budgeting. Contact him at

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