Alison F. Del Rossi graduated summa cum laude from the University of Delaware, with a double major in Economics and English, and she received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to coming to SLU in Fall 1999, Alison served a year as a Junior Staff Economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, and she was an assistant professor at the University of Wyoming. Her teaching and research interests currently include law and economics, public finance and government behavior, risky choices, and returns to education. Alison enjoys many North Country activities, including playing ice hockey and cross-country skiing in the winter and rowing with a women’s eight, hiking, and biking in the summer.
Alison began her three-year term as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in July 2010. The Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs supervises many faculty support programs including faculty travel, large and small research grants and adjunct and overload appointments. The Associate Dean supports faculty development opportunities and programs that promote innovative teaching practices and course design, improve student learning, and assist faculty in their professional, scholarly, and creative development at all stages in their careers. The Associate Dean also provides counsel to the Dean and works collaboratively in an office committed to efficiently serving the needs of the faculty and the academic program.