John H. Evans Professor of Statistics and Chair of the Departments of Business and of Mathematics and Computer Science

Contact: sabramow@drew.edu | (973)408-3346 | HS 312

  • Intermediate Statistics

Sarah Abramowitz earned a BA in Mathematics from Cornell University, an MS in Mathematics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a PhD in Mathematics Education from New York University. Dr. Abramowitz has been a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Drew University since 1998. She was awarded the John E. Evans chair in 2021.  She serves as an Associate Editor and Social Media Editor of the Journal of Statistics and Data Science Education.

Research Interests

Educational statistics.

Selected Publications

  • Weinberg, S., Harel, D., and Abramowitz, S. (2020). Statistics Using R: An Integrative Approach, Cambridge University Press.
  • Weinberg, S. and Abramowitz, S. (2020). Statistics Using Stata: An Integrative Approach2nd Edition, Cambridge University Press.
  • Weinberg, S. and Abramowitz, S. (2016). Statistics Using SPSS:  An Integrative Approach 3rd Edition, Cambridge University Press.




Office: Gilbert House Rm. 32
Contact: candrews1@drew.edu | (973)-408-3953

Research interests: Consumption and consumer culture; economic sociology; organizations, occupations, and work; social psychology.

Christopher Andrews (Ph.D. University of Maryland) joined the Drew faculty in 2011 and is Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology and Co-Director of Business Studies. His research focuses on consumption and consumer culture; organizations, occupations, and work; and technology in the workplace.

Selected Publications


  • The Overworked Consumer: Self-Checkouts, Supermarkets, and the Do-It-Yourself Economy. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2018. Winner of the 2020 Bela Kornitzer Award.

Journal Articles

  • “The End of Work or Overworked? Self-Service, Prosumer Capitalism, and “Irrational Work”.” Sociological Inquiry, 88: 649-672, 2018.
  • “Advertising a Particularly Precarious Occupation: Nanny Ads on Craigslist.” Sociological Spectrum, 38: 69-85, 2018 (with Craig D. Lair).

Book Chapters

  • “The Sociology of Consumption.” Pp. 358-376 in The WileyBlackwell Companion to Sociology, second edition, edited by G.Ritzer and W.Wiedenhoft Murphy. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2019.
  • “The Labor Process in Software Startups: Production on a Virtual Assembly Line?” Pp.45-75 in Management, Labour Process and Software Development: Reality Bytes, edited by R.Barrett. UK: Routledge, 2005 (with Bart Landry and Craig Lair)

Book Reviews and other publications

  • “Review of An Internet for the People: The Politics and Promise Of Craiglist.” Contemporary Sociology, forthcoming.
  • “Review of Empty Labor: Idleness and Resistance.” American Journal of Sociology, 121: 651-653, 2016.
  • “Review of Stages of Occupational Regulation: Analysis of Case Studies.” Contemporary Sociology, 44: 371-373, 2015.


Contact: drcole@drew.edu | (973) 408-3336

  • Business Ethics

Dr. Cole received his B.A. at Lynchburg College, M.A. Phil. at Ohio University, M.A.R. at Yale Divinity School, Th.M. at Duke Divinity School and Ph.D. at University of Virginia.  He is the Assistant Professor of Religion.  Dr. Cole teaches courses in Religious Ethics and Theology. His primary areas of specialization are religious engagement with politics, business, and medicine.

Dr. Cole’s articles and essays have appeared in scholarly and popular journals such as The Journal of Religious Ethics, Pro Ecclesia, Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy and First Things.


When God Says War is Right: A Christian Perspective on When and How to Fight (Waterbrook Press, 2002).



Office: Faulkner house
Contact: adawson@drew.edu

  • Anthropology of Business

Allan C. Dawson (Ph.D. McGill University) is Associate Professor and Chair of Anthropology. His research is concerned with issues of ethnicity and identity in West Africa and in the African Diaspora; ethnicity and globalization; identity and violence; religious innovation; chieftaincy; and traditional religious practice in the West African Sahel. Dawson also explores issues of Blackness and Afro-Brazilian identity within the context of the broader Black Atlantic world. Dawson has conducted extensive ethnographic research in Brazil, Ghana, Benin and Nigeria.



  • Dawson, Allan C.
    2014 In Light of Africa: Globalizing Blackness in Northeastern Brazil. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
  • Dawson, Allan C, Laura Zanotti and Ismael Vaccaro (eds.) 2014 Negotiating Territoriality: Spatial Dialogues between State and Tradition. New York: Routledge.
  • Dawson, Allan Charles (ed.) 2009 Shrines in Africa: History, Politics and Society. Calgary: University of Calgary Press.


  • Dawson, Allan Charles 2015 A Legacy of Sugar and Slaves: Disconnection and Regionalism in Bahia, Brazil. In Anthropology of Disconnection: The Political Ecology of Post-Industrial Regimes, Ismael Vaccaro, Krista Harper, and D. Seth Murray, eds. Pp. 132-146. New York: Routledge.
  • Dawson, Allan Charles 2014 Ancestors Shape the Land: Earth Shrines, Chieftaincy and Territoriality in Northern Ghana. In Negotiating Territoriality: Spatial Dialogues between State and Tradition, Allan C. Dawson, Laura Zanotti and Ismael Vaccaro, eds. Pp 163-179. New York: Routledge.
  • Vaccaro, Ismael, Laura Zanotti and Allan Charles Dawson 2014 Introduction. In Negotiating Territoriality: Spatial Dialogues between State and Tradition, Allan C. Dawson, Laura Zanotti and Ismael Vaccaro, eds. Pp 1-17. New York: Routledge.
  • Dawson, Allan Charles 2014 Food and Spirits: Religion, Gender, and Identity in the ‘African’ Cuisine of Northeast Brazil. In African Diaspora in Brazil: History, Culture and Politics, Fassil Demissie, ed. Pp. 93-113. New York: Routledge. (Reprinted version of Dawson 2012).
  • Dawson, Allan Charles 2009 Introduction. In Shrines in Africa: History, Politics and Society, Allan C. Dawson, ed. Pp. vii-xvii. Calgary: University of Calgary Press.
  • Dawson, Allan Charles 2009 Earth shrines and autochthony among the Konkomba of Northern Ghana in Shrines. In Shrines Africa: History, Politics and Society, Allan C. Dawson, ed. Pp. 71-94. Calgary: University of Calgary Press.

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Office: Faulkner House 8
Contact: adevoogt@drew.edu | (973) 408-4875

  • Strategic Marketing (Business)
  • Organizational Psychology and Leadership (Business/Psychology)
  • Aviation Psychology and Management (Business/Psychology)
  • Ancient Egypt and Sudan: Crossing Borders (Anthropology/Archaeology

Alex de Voogt is an Associate Professor at Drew University. He is a former curator of African Ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History, New York. Alex does research mainly in Organizational Psychology, Archaeology and Linguistics.


  • “The Archaeology of Games”
  • “Employee Work Ethic in Nine Nonindustrialized Contexts: Some Surprising Non-POSH Findings”(with Jonas W.B. Lang)
  • “Work Ethic in a Japanese Museum Environment: A Case Study of the National Museum of Ethnology” (with Jonas W.B. Lang and Shimpei Cole Ota)
  • “Yay or Nay? Effects of Mindfulness on Task Performance in a Safety-Critical Aviation Environment” (with Zen Got, Paul D. Bliese andJonas W.B. Lang)
  • “Modeling consensus emergence in groups using longitudinal multilevel methods” (with Paul D. Bliese and Jonas W.B. Lang)

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Office: Hall of Sciences, Room 336

  • Financial Risk Management
  • Financial Quantitative Analysis
  • Financial Economics
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Derivatives

Research Interests: Financial Risk Management, Behavioral Finance, Real Estate Economics

Steve Firestone is an Associate Teaching Professor of Finance, the Associate Chair of the Business Department, and the Program Director of the Master of Science in Finance program, Accounting, and Finance at Drew University. His research focuses on market and credit risk, fixed income valuation, behavioral finance, and real estate economics. Steve previously served as a U.S. Treasury official in the Office of The Comptroller of the Currency, providing effective oversight of institutional trading and lending activities. His tenure in government service followed a twenty-year career in the financial markets as a fixed income trader, portfolio manager, and investment banker. Steve has also been committed to public service, having served on the Site Plan Review Advisory Board in Princeton, N.J., the Zoning Board of Adjustment in Hoboken, N.J. and both the Planning Commission and Zoning Board in Charlotte, N.C. He received a B.A. in Economics from Bucknell University, an M.B.A in Finance and Public Policy from Indiana University, and is working towards his Doctorate of Business Administration at Drexel University. Steve completed his Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation in 2009 and is active in the CAIA Association as a member of the Standards Committee. He also gets involved in the International Association for Quantitative Finance and serves on the Education Committee of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council. Steve is also an avid runner, completing two TCS NYC Marathons.


Office: Faulkner House

Research interests: Business anthropology, digital anthropology, critical data, data ethics, anthropology of work, and consumer culture

Yuliya Grinberg (Ph.D. Columbia University) is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Business. Her research raises questions about the social impact of digital data, the role of gender in computing, and the future of work in the age of automation. Her first book, Data Entrepreneurialism and the Digital Body (under contract with Cambridge University Press) focuses an anthropological lens on the developers of wearable technology and analyzes how digital knowledge is produced in the tension of analytic savvy, entrepreneurial habit, and commercial pressure. Dr. Grinberg also holds a B.S. in Marketing from NYU Stern School of Business and has worked as a brand strategist and as qualitative research across a range of categories, including CPG, B2B, and the technology sector. She teaches courses on marketing and business anthropology, as well courses that address the ethical, social, and political issues as they relate to questions of technological innovation, automation, and big data.



Contact: pmundo@drew.edu | (973)408-3436

  • Bus. & Gov’t in the U.S.

After earning a PhD in political science at the University of California – Berkeley and spending several years working at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment and the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., Phil Mundo joined the Drew faculty in 1986. He teaches courses on American Politics and Public policy and has directed Drew’s Washington Semester Program and the London Semester Program.


American government, public policy, environmental policy and energy policy.


  • “Business Influence in State-Level Environmental Policy” in M. Kraft and S. Kamieniecki (ed.) Business and Environmental Policy: Corporate Interests in the American Political System (MIT Press, 2007) [with B. Rabe].
  • National Politics in a Global Economy: The Domestic Sources of U.S. Trade Policy (Georgetown University Press, 1999).
  • Interest Groups: Cases and Characteristics (Nelson-Hall Publishers, 1992).


Office: Lewis House 103
Contact: jolmsted@drew.edu | (973) 408-3417

  • Social Entrepreneurship Semester
  • Global Economy
  • Gender and Globalization

Jennifer Olmsted is currently Professor of Economics and Director of Middle East Studies at Drew University. She is also the director of Drew University’s Social Entrepreneurship semester. She previously served as the Gender Advisor at the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and has also been a consultant for UN ESWCA, UNFPA, UNDP, UN Women, and the World Bank. She completed her BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, her Master’s in Agricultural Economics and her PhD in Economics from the University of California, Davis. Dr. Olmsted was a guest editor of and also contributing author to a 2014 issue of Feminist Economics focusing on gender and economics in Muslim communities. She has also published numerous other articles, in a range of books volumes and journals including in History of the Family, Industrial Relations, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, Women’s Studies International Forum, and World Development, among others.

Research Interests

Her areas of specialization include gender, development, and globalization with a particular focus on the Middle East and Muslim communities more broadly. Her current research focuses on gender issues related to sustainability, as well as on the role that armed conflict plays in (re)shaping norms and economic opportunities and challenges.

Publications | CV




  • Gender and Globalization: The Iranian Experience, in Globalization, Islamism and Women in Iran, edited by R. Bahramitash and H. Esfahani, Syracuse U. Press 2011
  • La géographie importe-t-elle ou doit-elle importer en économie? French translation of  “Does/Should Geography Matter for the Discipline of Economics?” in Les sciences sociales en voyage: le Moyen-Orient et l’Afrique du Nord vus d’Europe, d’Amerique et de l’interieur, edited by Eberhard Kienle, Paris, Editions Karthala / IREMAM 2009
  • (Revisiting) The Question of Gender, Education, Employment and Fertility in MENA,  (in Spanish) in Población y Desarrollo en el Mediterráneo: Transiciones demográficas y Desigualdades socio-económicas, Edited by Tomás Jiménez Araya, IEMED and UNFPA joint project, Editorial ICARIA, Barcelona, 2009
  • The Myth of the Borderless World – Resisting (Post)colonial Economic Hegemony in Palestine, in M. Murphy and S. Dayal, Global Babel: Questions of Discourse and Communication in a Time of Globalization, pp. 229-248, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, 2007.
  • ‘Globalization’ Denied: Gender and Poverty in Iraq and Palestine, in The Wages of Empire: Neoliberal Policies, Armed Repression, and Women’s Poverty, edited by Amalia Cabezas, Ellen Reese, and Marguerite Waller, pp. 178-233, Paradigm, Boulder, Colorado, 2007.
  • Introduction, Gender Impact of Trade Liberalization in the MENA [Middle East and North Africa] Region, pp. 8-13, Center of Arab Women for Training and Research (CAWTAR), Tunis, Tunisia, 2006.
  • Structuring a Pension Scheme for a Future Palestinian State, with Edward Sayre in Economic Policy for Palestine, edited by David Cobham and Nu’man Kanafani, pp. 143-171, Routledge, London 2004.
  • Orientalism and Economic Methods – (Re)reading Feminist Economic Texts, in Postcolonialism Meets Economics, edited by Eiman Zein-Elabdin and S. Charusheela, pp. 162-182, Routledge, London, 2004.
  • Reexamining the Fertility Puzzle in the Middle East and North Africa, in Women and Globalization in the Arab Middle East: Gender, Economy and Society, edited by Eleanor Doumato and Marsha Pripstein-Posusney, pp. 73-92, Lynne Rienner, Boulder, CO, 2003.
  • Politics, Economics and (Virtual) Water: A Discursive Analysis of Water Policies in the Middle East and North Africa, with J. A. Allan, in Food and Agriculture in the Middle East and North Africa, Hans Lofgren (Ed.), Vol. 5 of Research in Middle East Economics, pp. 53-78, JAI/Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2003.
  • Men’s Work/Women’s Work: Employment, Wages and Occupational Segregation in Bethlehem, in The Economics of Women and Work in the Middle East and North Africa, E. Mine Cinar (Ed.), Vol. 4 of Research in Middle East Economics, pp. 151-174, JAI/Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2001.


Office: Lewis House 301
Contact: msafri@drew.edu | (973) 408-3202

  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Political Economy

Maliha Safri is an associate professor in the economics department at Drew University, and has taught and published on political economy and migration.  She has published articles in Signs, the Middle East Journal, edited book collections, and most recently a piece in the Economist’s Voice titled “The Economics of Occupation.” She has also been involved with popular education seminars and courses with activists for twelve years with the Center For Popular Economics, based at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and has been active with worker cooperatives in the NJ and NY metropolitan area.


Journal Articles
  • “Occupation, Economic Policies, and Outcomes in Afghanistan” accepted at Review of Radical Political Economy.
  • “Putting Solidarity Economy on the Map” Journal of Design Strategies, forthcoming.
  • 2015: “Mapping Noncapitalist Supply Chains: Toward an Alternate Conception of Value Creation and Distribution” Organization. 22(6): 924-941.
  • 2012: “The Economics of Occupation” March, The Economist’s Voice. 9(3).
  • 2011: “Transformation of the Afghan Refugee, 1979-2009” Middle East Journal. 65(4): 587-601.
  • 2010: “The Global Household: Toward a Feminist and Postcapitalist Political Economy” (co-authored with Julie Graham) Signs, 36(1): 99-125.
Book Chapters
  • 2015: “The Edges of Vision in Mapping Solidarity Economies: Gender and Race in US cities” in Une économie solidaire peut-être être féministe? Homo oeconomicus, mulier solidaria. Edited by Christine Verschuur, Isabelle Guerin, and Isabelle Hillenkamp. L’Harmattan publishers.
  • 2015: Chapter 10: “International Migration and the Global Household: Performing Diverse Economies on the World Stage,” and Chapter 12: “The Politics of Mapping Solidarity Economies and Diverse Economies in Brazil and the United States” in Making Other Worlds Possible edited by Goerda Roelvink, JK Gibson-Graham, and Kevin St. Martin, University of Minnesota Press.
  • 2014: “The Modern Mixed Political Economy of Pakistan,” in Dispatches from Pakistan edited by Vijay Prashad and Madiha Tahir, University of Minnesota Press.
  • 2009: “Economic Effects of Remittances on Immigrant and Non-immigrant Households” chapter in Class Struggle on the Home Front: Work, Exploitation, and Conflict in the Household. Edited by Graham Cassano.
Book Reviews and other published pieces
  • “Class and Cooperatives” Rethinking Marxism, Spring 2011.
  • “Transition and Development in India” Rethinking Marxism 19(1) 2007
  • “Dreaming Big: Democracy in the Global Economy” (with Eray Duzenli) Rethinking Marxism 16(4) 2004


Office: Gilbert House, Room 15
Contact: hyousefi@drew.edu | (973) 408-3804

Hamed Yousefi is Assistant Professor of Finance at Drew University. His research interests lie in the area of empirical asset pricing and Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs). Specifically, he studies the information embedded in the flow of ETFs, and also the interaction between the corporate risk-taking activities and various aspects of its industrial environment, such as pricing frictions. Hamed’s research has been published in multiple finance journals including International Review of Financial AnalysisJournal of Corporate Accounting & Finance, and International Review of Economics & Finance. Prior to joining Drew, Hamed served as Visiting professor at Old Dominion University. He holds a Ph.D. in finance and a M.S. in Economics from Old Dominion University in Virginia, an MBA from University of Economic Sciences Tehran, Iran, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Ferdowsi University, Iran. Hamed likes fishing and camping in his free time and he is a member of Potomac Appalachian Trail Club.


  • “Geographical Diversification Using ETFs: Multinational Evidence from COVID-19 Pandemic)” (with M. Najand)  – International Review of Financial Analysis – 2022
  • “Do US Business Cycles Have a Significant Impact on Chinese Business Cycles?” (With J. Shen, D. Selover)  – International Review of Economics and Finance – 2022
  • “Policy Uncertainty and Financial Flexibility: Evidence from Firm Risk-Taking Activity” (with K. Yung) – Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance – 2021
  • “Strong alien or weak acquaintance?  The effect of perceived institutional distance and cross-national uncertainty on ownership level in foreign acquisitions (2020) (With F. Askarzadeh, and M. Forghani) – Review of International Business and Strategy  –  2020
  • “Opportunities of Foreignness for MNEs Investing in a Developing Country” (with L. Khoshghadam)


  • Derivatives
  • International Financial Management
  • Financial Decision Making (Case-Oriented Capstone)
  • Introduction to Financial Management Using Bloomberg Terminal