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Dr. Geoffrey Teetor Andron received his BA from Stanford University and his Ph.D. from The University of Chicago.  He has taught at the graduate and undergraduate level almost 20 years, including 10 years on the full time faculty of Huston-Tillotson College (1990 through 2001).

Before reentering academe in 1990, Dr. Andron spent more than a dozen years in professional investment management, including five years with a stock market and venture capital investment firm with $20 million under management and five years as a stock market strategy consultant for the California firm, Andron Capital Management.  He also spent one year as Chief Economist for the City of Austin Budget Office and almost three years as a consultant on the economics of environmental issues for the US Environmental Protection Agency. 

Dr. Andron's wide ranging research interests include the economics of health care; the economics of education (Dr. Andron is a founding director of The Renaissance Institute for Education Reform); international economics; economic development and finance; the theory of general equilibrium and public choice as related to economic efficiency and the distribution of income; economic efficiency and the proliferation of monopoly power; the theory of market concentration; and the macroeconomics of large economic shocks which lead to deep depressions.

Dr. Andron is fascinated by the latest instructional technology.  In Spring 1998 his microeconomics course became Huston-Tillotson College's first "studio style" course to be delivered to the Austin community by cable television.  More recently he has focused on Internet-based courses by which the student can proceed at an individualized pace, via downloadable lectures, slides and data, individualized homework with feedback and exercises, and on-line testing. 

Dr. Andron is listed in Who's Who Among America's Teachers, which lists teachers nominated as the one teacher, from a student's entire academic experience who had the most impact on their lives.  

On the personal side Geof likes plays, movies, hiking, beach and travel.  He plays the bass violin and loves all kinds of music. Geof is a Sunday jogger, holds a brown belt in Aikido and is an active single handed racing sailor.  As a hobby he monitors scientific developments in life extension and longevity and is an avid guinea pig for innovations in diet, supplements and exercise.  Geof has three independent minded children--two sons and the eldest, a daughter who twice has made him a grandpa.