Dr. Allen Bellas has accepted the position of interim dean of the College of Management and will start in that role on July 1. Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Amy Gort made the announcement on May 1.
Dr. Bellas has been with Metropolitan State University since 2004. His primary teaching interests are environmental economics, principles of economics, benefit-cost analysis and the economics of public policy and social issues. He previously served in several leadership roles in the Metropolitan State Faculty Association, including serving as F.A. president from 2014 to 2016. Prior to joining the faculty at Metropolitan State, Dr. Bellas held adjunct positions at the University of Washington and Seattle University.
Dr. Bellas earned his BS in economics and actuarial science from the University of Michigan and his PhD in economics from the University of Washington. He has published in the areas of pollution regulation, health insurance coverage of alternative medicine and technological change at U.S. power plants.
Cathy Johnson, David Horn, Duncan McCampbell, Jamaica DelMar, Mark Newfield, Michael Green, Pat Borchert, Steve Creason, and Vadhindran Rao served on the advisory search committee.