M.K. Hamid

Dr. M.K. Hamid

Dr. M.K. Hamid

Emeritus Professor of Economics

Contact Information

Phone: 717-299-0623

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Ph.D. Economics, 1966, University of Iowa
M.S. Mathematical Statistics, 1959, University of Illinois
B.A. Mathematics, 1957, Roosevelt University

Employment Experience:

1968 - present: Professor of Economics, Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Teaching Economic Statistics, Macroeconomics, Area Studies, and Seminars in Economic Theory.

1976 - present: Management and Economic Consultant. Provide economic studies for long-range planning for large US corporations, research institutes, and developing countries. Examples: Bell Telephone and Northern Telecom of Canada; Sperry Rand Corporation; Armstrong World Industries; the governments and businesses in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Libya, and Qatar; the Arab Development Institute, Beirut-Lebanon; IFIAS (International Federation for Institutes of Advanced Studies, Sweden); and the United Nations.

1995 - 1996: Acting Director of International Affairs, Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania.

1970-1973: Dean of Social Sciences, Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania. The Division of Social Sciences included departments of Economics, Political Science, History, Geography, Sociology, and Anthropology, plus programs in social work and urban studies.

1968 - 1970: Chairman, Department of Economics, Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania.

1965 -1967: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, American University, Beirut, Lebanon. Responsible for the quantitative area in economics.

1974 - 1976: Director General, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait. Responsible for the full operation of the Institute in its relations with the Kuwait government and other institutions in Kuwait and abroad.

1974 - 1975: Economic Advisor to the Government of Kuwait; and Research Manager, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Kuwait. Duties included managing the activities of ongoing projects, proposing new projects, and recruiting researchers. On leave of absence from Millersville University 1974-76.

Background Information:

Dr. Hamid joined the faculty of Millersville University in 1968 with a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Iowa and an M.A. in Mathematical Statistics from the University of Illinois. He was the first chairman of the newly formed Economics Department. He then served four years as the Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Since 1974, he has engaged with large U.S. and Canadian corporations and a number of Middle Eastern countries as an economic consultant, and has given many talks in the community in relation to the Middle East economies, issues, and cultures. His teaching specialties include: Macroeconomic issues, Economic Statistics, and the Local Economy.