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Ann Spehar , M.A. , M.Ed

Assistant Professor of Economics 
Arts and Sciences Department



Paul Bldg Room 506 , Ketchikan Campus



Ann Spehar’s holds a Masters in Applied Economics from Seattle University and a Master in Education – Curriculum and Instruction from Montana State University. She also holds two undergraduate degrees in mathematics and economics from the University of Washington in Seattle.   In addition, she has two years toward a PhD in economics at Washington State University and at the University of Calgary and has over 700 hours of Boeing Company training in the field of computer science.


She has taught at Gillette College in Wyoming; at the University of Calgary in Canada; Carroll College in Helena, Montana and at St Martin’s University and Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington State.


Her field of interest is endogenous business cycle theory. She has studied the Great Depression and the current Financial Crisis extensively and has recently published two papers in the field in the World Economics Journal.    


Ann and her husband  recently moved from Montana though they have lived in many places including Alaska (born in Fairbanks), Washington, California (on a sail boat), New York (for business), Mexico (college classes),  Chicago, Calgary, Canada  and have climbed and toured in many other locations - China, Argentina, Germany and many other places in the American West. Though they have slowed down over the years they have spent over 20 years teaching and leading mountain climbs and backpacking in wilderness areas throughout the western lower 48.


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