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Richard Gerstein

Richard Gerstein

  • B.S. in Economics from Miami University, Oxford, OH

With over 30 years of leading some of the world’s largest and most trusted brands, I launched my career at Procter and Gamble (P&G) in brand management. My time at P&G included the US headquarters working on several billion-dollar brands, five years working in Europe, and eventually leading P&G’s first significant move into the digital realm with a customized online beauty brand start-up. I then led some of the fastest-growing beauty products, including Nexus Haircare and Tresemme, before moving into retail, leading marketing for Sears and Kmart, followed by a time leading the Strategy and Marketing for HP’s computer and mobile business.

After a period leading the development of my own start-up company Zigmail, I moved into consulting where I founded the Brand CHARGE, LLC, working with Private Equity and Publicly traded companies to evaluate potential acquisitions and help drive growth on existing brands. I also work with early-stage technology companies providing strategy, marketing, and fund-raising expertise. I will be teaching one class this fall, BSA 300 02 Dept. Studies: Business Management Through the Lens of Entrepreneurship. Green Lake has been my family’s summer destination for the past 20 years, and I have now made it my primary residence with my wife, Ami. I am a board member of the Green Lake Yacht Club, enjoy sailing, traveling, and having my three sons visit here during the summer.

Mary Avery

Mary Avery

  • MBA from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • B.A. from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Mirachle-Rose Toppar

Miracle-Rose Toppar

  • Ph.D. from Iowa State University
  • M.S. from Iowa State University
  • B.S. from Iowa State University

During my doctoral program at Iowa State University, I specialized in agricultural economics, labor economics and applied econometrics. My research concerns the impact of transgenic cotton adoption on cotton production in sub-Saharan Africa. My former students at Iowa State and Drake University inspired me to explore the impact of mobile games in economic education on serious gamers. I enjoy ballroom dancing and art.

Zhang Fan

Fan Zhang

  • Ph.D., West Virginia University
  • M.B.A., West Virginia University
  • M.A. in economics, West Virginia University
  • M.S. in finance, West Virginia University
  • B.S. in economics, Shandong University, China
Soren Hauge

Soren Hauge

  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.A. in Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.A., in Economics, Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota

I’m an applied microeconomist with a liberal arts background who likes to connect the theories and data of economics with the wider world of people and ideas. I grew up mainly in Pennsylvania and Upper Michigan before studying in a liberal arts college in Minnesota and graduate school in Wisconsin. Travel across the world and research in several Latin American countries inform my teaching of international and development economics courses. In environmental economics and history of economic thought, I connect economics with other ways of seeing the world in natural science and history. I also dig into the big picture of economic concepts and data with students in principles of macroeconomics and intermediate macroeconomics, as well as Catalyst seminars. My two children grew up in Ripon where my wife and I enjoy living.