Advisory Panel

Accounting & Taxation

Larry Walther, Ph.D., CPA, CMADavid George Vequist IV, Ph.D.

Business Fundamentals

Ralph W Flanary, MBA, CFEThomas Coe

Business Strategy

James Richardson, Ph.D.

Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Bob Cohen, MBA


Brian Kench, Ph.D.Derek Abrams


Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.


Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D.

International Business

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.

Operations Management

James J. Stewart, DScPedro M. Reyes, Ph.D.

Org Behavior & HR

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D.

Brian Kench, Ph.D.

Brian T. Kench has built his career around the specialties of behavioral and experimental economics, microeconomics, and the economics of organization. He often serves as a consultant in the areas of economic damages and economic impact analysis, as well as an economic expert on Bloomberg TV, American Public Media¹s Marketplace, and local media outlets.

Dr. Kench earned a bachelor’s degree in 1994 from Framingham State University in Framingham, MA. He went on to study at The University of Connecticut, where he earned a masters degree in 1997 and a doctorate degree in 2000. At The University of Tampa, he teaches Intermediate Microeconomic Theory, Economics for Business Leaders, and Foundational Economics for Managers. He earned the Sykes College of Business Teaching Excellence Award in 2009 and 2012. In addition to his classroom work at UT, Dr. Kench is editor of The Tampa Bay Economy, a biannual publication of the Sykes College of Business.

He serves as co-director of the Adam Smith Society, UT¹s economics honor society, and is president-elect of the Academy of Business Economics. His works have been published in the Eastern Economic Journal, Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research, Journal of Financial Transformation, and Journal of Regulatory Economics. Dr. Kench earned the Sykes College of Business Researcher of the Year Award in 2008.

Recent Reviews All Reviews

Owning Your Home Is Good for the Kids

Fewer homeowners mean greater income inequality.

The Chinese Can’t Kick Their Savings Habit

Some Chinese bank as much as half of their income, suppressing spending.

Greece: A Scary Calendar of Payments Due

Greece owes 180 percent of its GDP to the IMF, the ECB, and other euro zone governments.

The Oil States Break Open the Piggy Banks

With the price of crude down 50 percent, reserves get spent fast.

U.S. Consumers Will Open Their Wallets Soon Enough

Don’t worry, Americans aren’t becoming obsessive savers. Count on them to spend.