Ben Baker Chair & Professor of Economics
- M.A. University of South Carolina
- B.A. Wofford College
I teach three courses: Introduction to Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, and Cost Accounting.
I am a certified public accountant and was a Manager with Ernst & Young before starting my teaching career. I still maintain a small income tax practice.
One of my main interests at Davidson has been the development of relationships with masters programs in accounting. I am currently a member of the Wake Forest University M.S. in Accounting, Key Schools Advisory Committee, and the Vanderbilt MAcc, Board of Advisors. Additionally, I am in frequent contact with several other highly-ranked programs. If you are interested in learning about these opportunities, please check out the opportunities on the Economics Department webpage or contact me.
Each year, President Emeritus Bobby Vagt and I present a "Fiscal Fitness Workshop" for the Senior Class. The one-day workshop covers basic personal finance issues that young alumni need to know. I enjoy hearing from graduates who express an appreciation for how the workshop helped them build a solid financial foundation as they began their careers. That Saturday is probably my favorite (work) day of the year.