Richard Vedder, Ph.D.
Richard K. Vedder studies higher education financing, labor economics, immigration, government fiscal policy and income inequality. A distinguished professor of economics at Ohio University, he is the author of several books, including Going Broke by Degree, and The Wal-Mart Revolution: How Big Box Stores Benefit Consumers, Workers, and the Economy (with Wendell Cox). Dr. Vedder earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois.
Joshua Hall, Ph.D.
Joshua C. Hall is an associate professor at West Virginia University. He earned his bachelor and master degrees from Ohio University and his Ph.D. from West Virginia University. Formerly an economist for the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress, he is a co-author of the widely-cited Economic Freedom of the World reports. In addition, he is author of over 40 articles in journals such as the Atlantic Economic Journal, Cato Journal, Journal of Economic Education, Journal of Labor Research, Southern Economic Journal, and Public Finance Review.
David Ridpath, Ed.D.
David Ridpath is an assistant professor of sports administration at Ohio University and the past president of the Drake Group. Dr. Ridpath is an expert on issues involving intercollegiate athletics and is the author of the new book, Tainted Glory: Marshall University, the NCAA, and One Man’s Fight for Justice. He is regularly quoted in the popular press, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, The Chronicle of Higher Education and ESPN’s “Outside the Lines.”
Daniel Bennett is a Research Fellow with CCAP. He has recently completed a Ph.D. in Economics from Florida State University, and is a Professor of Economics at Patrick Henry College.
Daniel Garrett is a Research Fellow at CCAP. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in economics from Duke University. Daniel received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio University in economics with a minor in mathematics.
Anthony Hennen joined CCAP in the fall of 2012. He has co-authored and edited studies on a variety of higher education issues for CCAP and handles the sundry duties of the office. He received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio University in journalism with an economics specialization.
Christopher Denhart has been a Research Assistant at CCAP since August 2008. He received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio University in economics, with a mathematics minor.
Communications Director and Research Associate
Harrison Cummins has served as the Director of Communications and a research associate at CCAP since May 2012. He is a recent graduate of Ohio University with a degree in communications with a minor in business administration.
Chief Research Assistant
Joe Hartge is a senior in Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College, majoring in economics. He is also a board member of the Ohio University Student Equity Management Group and has a strong understanding of financial markets.
Chase Peterson-Withorn is a recent graduate of Ohio University where he majored in political science with a minor in economics. While there he served on the executive boards of Ohio University’s Students For Liberty and Economics Society. Following graduation, Chase began work at FORBES Media, LLC, as an editorial intern, and CCAP Liaison through the Americas Top Colleges Project.
Student Research Assistant
Virginia Ewen is a senior at Ohio University studying statistical mathematics with an economics minor. She is the social media coordinator for Backdrop Magazine, a student-run publication at Ohio university. She is also a group fitness instructor and tour guide on campus.