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  • Gary_QuinlivanGary Quinlivan, Ph.D.

    Dean of the McKenna School and Professor of Economics  

    Aurelius Hall, Room 204

    Expertise: Monetary Theory, International Trade, International Finance


    • Ph.D., University at Albany 
    • B.A., SUNY Geneseo

    Courses Taught

    • EC 101 Principles of Microeconomics 
    • EC 351 International Trade and Development

    A Short Biography

    As Dean of the McKenna School at Saint Vincent College, Dr. Quinlivan oversees approximately 52 full time and adjunct faculty members, over 485 undergraduate and graduate students and four centers. In addition, he is a full professor of economics. He is a member of the Executive Editorial Board of the Acton Institutes Journal for Markets and Morality. From 1989 to the 2001, he served as an adjunct faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University’s Economics Department where he taught international trade, international monetary theory and monetary theory. He was a Fulbright Scholar at Shandong University in the People’s Republic of China from 1988 to 1989. Quinlivan received his Ph.D. in economics from the University at Albany and B.A. at the State University of New York at Geneseo.

    Dr. Quinlivan has co-edited or authored seven books, six monographs, and has written numerous articles in the areas of international trade, public finance and international finance. His books include: Public Morality, Civic Virtue and the Problem of Modern Liberalism (co-edited with T. William Boxx); For Freedom and Prosperity: Philip M. McKenna and the Gold Standard League (co-authored with Brian Surkan); and Toward the Renewal of Civilization: The Political Order and Culture (co-edited with T. William Boxx). His recent lectures were at South West University of Nationalities in Chengdu (2014), Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (2013), Lewis and Clark College (2013), Aden University in Panama (2013), Beijing Normal University (2012) and University of the Western Cape in South Africa (2010).

    Dr. Quinlivan has won teaching awards at both Saint Vincent College and Carnegie Mellon University. During the summer of 2005, Quinlivan received an International Business Fellowship from the University of Pittsburgh, for a ten-day seminar in Russia, Bulgaria and Czech Republic. In 1997, Shandong University in PR China awarded Quinlivan an honorary professorship. Dr. Quinlivan is the cofounder of Saint Vincent College ballroom dance club and the SVC Gilbert and Sullivan club. Dr. Quinlivan is one of the key administrators dedicated to enhancing Saint Vincent College’s global academic links. He has traveled to China 45 times and has negotiated fourteen academic affiliations between Saint Vincent College and some of the best universities in China, Turkey and Panama.