Stuart Dorsey, Ph.D., was appointed president of Texas Lutheran University in April 2011. Prior to his appointment at Texas Lutheran, Dorsey was associate professor of economics at West Virginia University; professor, department chair, and academic dean at Baker University; vice president for academic affairs at the University of Evansville, and president of the University of Redlands.
Dr. Dorsey also served for three years as the chief economist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, under Chairman Robert Dole, where he supported the work of the Committee on fiscal policy, tax reform and trade.
He served as chair of the Board of Directors of Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas and also was chair of the Executive Committee of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities. Dorsey also served on the President’s Council of Division IIII for the National Association of Collegiate Athletics, and the Board of Directors for the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities.
His academic research has been in applied labor economics, including worker’s compensation and private pensions. Dorsey was a research economist for the office Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. He has written numerous articles in such publications as The Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Southern Economic Journal and Industrial and Labor Relations Review.
Dr. Dorsey received his B.S.B.A. from the University of South Dakota, and Ph.D. in economics from Washington University in St. Louis.