Poole College of Management Names Denis Pelletier as the Economics Department Chair
NC State Poole College of Management has announced Denis Pelletier as the new chair of the economics department effective July 1. Pelletier will be replacing Lee Craig who, after 10 years, will be stepping down from his role as department chair.
Pelletier currently serves as an associate professor of economics and has been with Poole College since 2003 when he joined as lecturer. His research focuses are in time series econometrics and financial economics and has been published in the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, Risk Analysis and the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics.
“Dr. Pelletier brings to the role of department chair his extensive research experience and reputation within the field of economics,” said Frank Buckless, Stephen P. Zelnak Jr. Dean. “I know he will work to ensure that our students have the best experiences as well as support the faculty with the tools to be successful in the classroom and with their research.”
I know he will work to ensure that our students have the best experiences as well as support the faculty with the tools to be successful in the classroom and with their research.
In his role as department chair, Pelletier will facilitate an environment with a shared vision, highly productive and innovative faculty and staff, and supportive community with a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Pelletier will represent and advocate for Poole College students, stakeholders and alumni.
“I’m very pleased that many of my colleagues let me know that they hoped I would want to replace Lee when he would step down,” said Pelletier. “It’s nice to have their confidence. As for my goals, they include working with Dean Buckless and other partners on campus to increase the number of tenure track positions in the economics department as well as increase the diversity of the department.”
During his time at Poole College, Pelletier has received the Poole College of Management Teaching Excellence Award in 2016, the Poole Research Innovation Grant in 2011 and Poole College of Management Teaching Award in 2009.
Pelletier received his Bachelor of Arts in mathematical economics in 1996 and his Master of Arts in economics in 1998 from Laval University. He earned his PhD in economics from the University of Montreal in 2004.