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Roger Bradley

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Department of Social Studies
Division of Social Science
College of Arts and Science

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Education

  • PhD, Applied Economics, Clemson University
  • MEd, Teaching history, Bob Jones University
  • BS, Social Studies education, Bob Jones University

Courses

  • Economics for the Professional (SSE 210)
  • Foundations of Economics (SSE 200)

About Roger

Roger Bradley is an alumnus of BJU, having received a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Studies Education with a French minor in 1987 and a Master of Education degree in Teaching History in 1989.  In 1995, he earned a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from Clemson University with fields of specialization in econometrics, industrial organization, and monetary economics.  While he teaches economics courses at BJU, he has taught a variety of courses in the past, including American Economic History, European Economic History, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Money and Banking, and seminars on Marxism and the Industrial Revolution.

His research interests center on economic history.  He recently published an essay in the Mayflower Journal entitled “Empty Promises: Plymouth Colony’s Kennebec Fur Monopoly.”  This essay addresses why the Kennebec fur trade monopoly yielded so little benefit to the colonists.  Evidence suggests that the American Indians with whom the colonists traded played them off against French fur traders along the Saint Lawrence.  Since the Plymouth monopoly was unenforceable, it was therefore of little value.

Roger is married and has five children.  He grew up in the bottom of a canoe in western Maine and still enjoys the outdoors.  Naturally, he is a multi-decade member of Red Sox Nation, and less naturally is a supporter of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club of the English Premier League.  His favored indoor pursuits include perusing used bookstores and reading the discoveries that result from perusing used bookstores.