Education: B.S., Economics; M.A., Economics; Ph.D., Applied Economics, Clemson University.

Sean E. Mulholland is Professor of Economics at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. His research has appeared in many journals, including the Journal of Economic Growth, Public Choice, Economics Letters, and Economics of Education Review. He has held faculty positions at Boston College, Stonehill College, and Mercer University. From 2012 through 2016, he was a Mercatus Affiliated Senior Scholar at George Mason University. He has served as a faculty mentor at seminars sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) and the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), filmed short clips for IHS’s LearnLiberty project, and led discussions at the Center for Excellence in Education’s Research Science Institute at MIT. Born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina, Mulholland lives in Franklin, North Carolina with his wife, Western Carolina University economist Angela K. Dills, and their three children.


 Professor of Economics (untenured), Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC (Fall 2016 – Present)

Professor of Economics, Stonehill College, Easton, MA (Fall 2015 – Summer 2016)

Associate Professor of Economics (tenured), Stonehill College, Easton, MA (Fall 2012 – Spring 2015)

Associate Professor of Economics (untenured), Stonehill College, Easton, MA (Fall 2009 – Spring 2012)

Environmental Studies Program Member (Fall 2009 – Present)

Martin Institute Faculty Fellow (Fall 2012 – Spring 2014)

Adjunct Professor, Boston College, Woods College of Advancing Studies, Chestnut Hill, MA (Fall 2015 – Spring 2016)

Affiliated Senior Scholar, The Mercatus Center at George Mason University (Summer 2012 – Spring 2016)

Lead Scholar, The Mercatus Center’s Regulatory Report Card Project (Summer 2011 – Spring 2016)

Assistant Professor of Economics, Mercer University, Macon, GA (Fall 2007 – Spring 2009)

Member, Mercer University Earth and Environmental Science Program

Assistant Professor of Economics, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA (Fall 2005 – Spring 2007)

Member, Moravian College Environmental Studies Program (Fall 2005 – Spring 2007)

Assistant Professor of Economics, Auburn University-Montgomery, AL (Summer 2004 – Summer 2005)

Graduate Instructor, Clemson University, Clemson, SC (Fall 2001 – Summer 2003)

Adjunct Professor, Anderson College (now Anderson University), Anderson, SC (Fall 2002 – Spring 2003) 


Clemson University

Ph.D. in Applied Economics, May 2004

               Primary Advisor: Professor Robert Tamura

Dissertation Title: “Essays in Applied Microeconomics: Education and Environmental Resources”

M.A. in Economics, May 2001

B.S. in Economics, cum laude, Fall 1997