Kay Strong headshot

Chair, Economics Department
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

Kay Strong

Kay Strong headshotChair, Economics Department
Professor of Economics

Ph.D., Southern Illinois University



A professor of economics at Baldwin Wallace University, Dr. Kay E. Strong’s teaching responsibility is primarily undergraduate courses in economics. Her areas of professional expertise include international economics, macroeconomics, econometrics, contemporary social-economic issues, complexity and applications of futures research. Strong is a member of the American Economic Association and Association of Professional Futurists.

Her publications on international finance appear in the Journal of Economics and Finance and Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives. Articles on teaching economics appear in College Teaching Methods & Styles, the AURCO Journal and the Institute for Learning and Research Technology at the University of Bristol, U.K. The Futures Research Quarterly carries her futures articles. Strong has presented numerous papers at international, national and regional conferences.  

Her non-academic positions include working as a supervisory economist for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics and serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand. She volunteers to teach conversational English to first-year university students in China. She currently serves on the board for the Ohio Future Problem-Solving Program.

Strong earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Central Michigan University, a Master of Arts in international affairs from Ohio University, a Master of Technology in future studies from University of Houston and a doctorate in economics from Southern Illinois University.