Ken Peterson (Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook) joined
the Furman economics faculty in 1990. His teaching interests include
microeconomic theory, urban economics, population economics,
environmental economics, and research methods in economics.
An outstanding teacher and mentor, Professor Peterson was the recipient
of the Alester G. Furman, Jr. and Janie Earle Furman Award for
Meritorious Teaching. His recent research interests have been in the
areas of hedonic house pricing, parking policies and
environmental impacts, and social capital. Professor Peterson has also
supervised numerous undergraduate research projects through the
Economics Department's summer research program, and he is in his ninth
year as department chair.