Dr. Rod Raehsler, professor of economics at Clarion University, will serve a two-year term as a vice president on the national board of directors for Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international honor society for economics.
As a national officer, he joins Nobel Prize economists Robert Lucas, Thomas Sargent and Robert Solow, as well as internationally known economists William Baumol, Paul Romer, Alvin Roth and Richard Thaler.
ODE has 600 chapters worldwide. The Clarion University Omega Chapter is the premier honor society at Clarion University, linked with the Allied Social Sciences Association and the American Economic Association, and routinely sponsors the presentation of student research at the national conference.
The Omega chapter was recognized nationally in 2014 when Raehsler was presented with the ODE's Distinguished Advisor Award.
Raehsler, who came to Clarion University in 1991, is director of the Honors Program and served as chairperson of the department of economics from 2003-2016. He has published over 40 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented papers at the prestigious American Economic Association meetings in eight of the last 10 years. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.
He and his wife, Kara, who works in the student financial services at Clarion, live in Clarion and have son, Liam, a computer engineering major at Penn State. My wife, Kara, works at Clarion University in Student Financial Services and my son, Liam, is a computer engineering major at Penn State University.