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The University of Alabama

Addy Named Assistant Dean for Outreach at UA Business School

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Dr. Sam Addy has been named assistant dean for outreach at The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration.

Addy will continue his duties as director and research economist at the Center for Business and Economic Research, or CBER.

“Dr. Addy will lead and coordinate the University and business school efforts in economic development and interaction with state agencies,” said Dr. J. Michael Hardin, senior associate dean at the business school.

“Dr. Addy’s expertise is recognized at the highest levels of state government, and he is quickly becoming the state’s preeminent economist. He fully understands the ramifications of the nation’s volatile economy and the effects on Alabama.”

Addy joined the CBER in 1998 and assumed the position of director in 2007. He regularly speaks to groups and organizations on topics including the Alabama economy, economic policy, economic development and workforce development.

Addy works with CBER’s economic research program and has directed and conducted economic impact studies for numerous public and private clients across the state. Other areas of emphasis include assessment and analysis of Alabama’s workforce; fiscal policy; socioeconomic analysis for transportation and other development projects; and environmental and climate change issues. Addy has published in academic journals and is often quoted in local, regional, national and international media.

He is a native of the West African country of Ghana, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in metallurgical engineering from the University of Science and Technology. He holds a master’s in mineral engineering from the University of Minnesota and a doctorate in mineral economics from The Pennsylvania State University.

He obtained his U.S. citizenship in 2007 and is married with three children.

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.