L to R: Rick Ifland, Edd Noell, Dave MacCulloch, Jim Morouse, Megan Stitcher, (absent Paul Morgan)
Welcome to the Economics & Business Department
Welcome to Economics and Business at Westmont! My name is Edd Noell, I’m in my 28th year at the college, and I have the privilege to serve as Department Chairman. The beautiful Santa Barbara area is known as “The American Riviera”, and our local business community is widely recognized as both Silicon Beach and the Tech-Coast. We are uniquely situated in a vibrant entrepreneurial environment, with Los Angeles 90 minutes south, and Silicon Valley just under a 6-hour drive to the north.
For more than 40 years, our faculty have devoted themselves to excellence in teaching, research, and service to the business community-- here in California, throughout the U.S., and in dozens of foreign countries. Year after year, faculty scholarship includes articles in prestigious academic journals, presentations at the leading conferences, positions as editors and reviewers for academic associations, books published by world-renowned firms such as McGraw-Hill and Harriman House, and invitations to provide commentary in the national media - including newspapers, magazines, television, and radio shows.
Our 1,200+ graduates have distinguished themselves across a wide range of industries throughout the world, and consistently gain admission to the finest MBA and doctoral programs, as well as top-tier law schools. And our current students continue to meet the highly selective entrance requirements that rank Westmont as one of America’s premier liberal arts colleges.
Please browse our web pages and look at our links for more details about our programs, our curriculum, our students, and faculty. And feel free to contact me or other faculty directly, if you have any questions or want to schedule a campus visit. Our department is committed to continue our rich tradition of educating the whole person for life-long learning and professional development. We look forward to meeting you when you’re in Santa Barbara.
Dr. Edd Noell
Professor of Economics