Dr. Mike Gumpper

Dr. Mike Gumpper

Dr. Mike Gumpper

Professor of Economics & Director of the Center For Economic Education

Office: McComsey 330
Phone: 717-871-7182
Fax: 717-871-7934

Office Hours

T: 4:00 - 5:00
W: 10:00 - 1:00
R: 4:00 - 5:00
Comments: or by appointment. Note: Office hours are for Fall 2017.

Additional Information

Course Information:  Students enrolled in courses are advised to check their MU email 1-2 weeks prior to the start of the semester for important course information. 

Advisement:  Advisees should check their MU email 1-2 weeks before class registration for information regarding advisement times and guidelines. 

Econ 100: Intro Economics: The Economics of Social Issues (G3)
Econ 102: Principles of Microeconomics (G3)
Econ 246: Economics of Health and Health Care (G3)
Econ 207: Environmental Economics (G3, W)
Econ 316: Public Finance (G3)
Econ 355: Economics of Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll (G3)

Econ 507: Environmental Economics and Policy (core course in the MSISA program)

Mike’s teaching interests include microeconomic theory, environmental economics, health economics, public finance, and economic education. Mike’s research interests include environmental economics, economic education, and the economics of higher education.

Professional highlights include: 

  • Director of the Center for Economic Education (CEE) - providing ongoing support and training to area educators who participate in programs offered by the Council for Economic Education such as the Stock Market Game and the Economics Challenge. Since 1996, Mike has presented over 95 professional development workshops and seminars to over 1900 k-12 teachers and received numerous grants and corporate sponsorships to support the center's activities and regional economic education initiatives.
  • "Do Consumer's Respond to Ecolabels?: Evidence from a Market Experiment Using Contingent Valuation," in the Pennsylvania Economic Review, Spring 2000.
  • Project director and principle researcher of "An Interdisciplinary Approach to Benefit Cost Analysis of Public Farmland Preservation Programs" (co-authored by Gary Hovinen and Charles Geiger) - a research study that quantifies willingness to pay for public farmland preservation. This report, was rated the #1 project by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania's Board of Directors in 1999.
  • Project director and primary author of Economics and the Environment: Focus on Land Use and Farmland Preservation - a curriculum for teaching environmental economics at the 9-12 grade level. This text was published in 2005 by EconomicsPennsylvania with funding from the Claneil Foundation and the Pennsylvania Delegation of the Chesapeake Bay Commission.

As a member of the Millersville University faculty, Mike has been involved in projects and consulting activities totaling over half a million dollars in corporate partnerships and government and foundation grants in support of the university's mission. In addition, Mike's research and his connection to economic and personal finance education have resulted in feature stories and quotes in local and regional newspapers including the Lancaster New Era, Lancaster Sunday News, Lancaster Business2Business, Harrisburg Patriot News, Central Penn Business Journal, and Central Penn Parent. Mike has also appeared on WGAL News, Blue Ridge Cable News, WHP 580, and is a three-time guest on WITF's Radio Smart Talk program.  Mike has served as a regional and state judge for the Business Plan Competition and the Economics Challenge.  He has also presented as a guest lecturer for regional organizations, academic institutions, and industry associations including the Villanova and Temple University Centers for Economic Education, Lebanon Valley College, Franklin & Marshall College, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's Economic Education Program, Rotary Club, Lancaster Estate Planning Council, Central Penn Business Journal's Real Estate Development Conference, and the Pathways Institute for Life Long Learning.

Mike received his BA in Economics (1991) from the State University of New York at Geneseo and his MS and PhD in Economics (1993, 1998) from the University of Kentucky. He has been a member of the Millersville University faculty since 1995.