Slotkin, Michael

Professor
Business, Nathan M. Bisk College of

Personal Overview

Michael H. Slotkin, PhD. (Mike) holds an appointment as Associate Professor of Economics in the College of Business at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida.  He earned his doctoral degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has taught economics courses in undergraduate, graduate, and executive MBA programs for more than 15 years.  He has published articles in peer reviewed academic journals such as the International Journal of Management and Decision Making, the Journal of International Education in Business, the Journal of Vacation Marketing, the Journal of Accounting and Finance Research, and others. 

Dr. Slotkin is frequently asked to comment on local, regional, and national economic matters by regional newspapers as well as make media appearances on local public television.  His research and consulting interests include sustainability and ecotourism, economic impact assessments, feasibility studies, cost-benefit analyses, and pedagogical issues.  Dr. Slotkin was the lead professor in developing a short-term study abroad program offered by the College of Business and based in Madrid, Spain.  This program, designed for both traditional and working students, combines online and classroom lectures with cultural and historical excursions as well as company visits, and integrates students from Florida Tech's main campus, extended studies division, and online programs. 

Originally from Miami, Florida, Dr. Slotkin resides in the town of Grant-Valkaria with his girlfriend Karen and their three cats: Gman, Zippy, and Curry.  He is a long time Miami Dolphins football fan.

Educational Background

B.A. Rollins College, 1987
Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1995

Recognition & Awards

Florida Tech Student Leadership’s College of Business Teacher of the Year, 2006.
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2005.
Florida Tech Student Leadership’s School of Management Teacher of the Year, 2004.
Florida Tech Student Leadership’s School of Management Teacher of the Year, 2003.
Florida Tech Student Leadership’s School of Business Teacher of the Year, 2001.
Florida Tech Student Leadership’s School of Business Teacher of the Year, 2000.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

International Economics and Finance Society, lifetime member.
American Economic Association, 1995-present.
Southern Economic Association, 1995-2007.

Current Courses

Macroeconomics
Microeconomics
International Trade
Environmental and Resource Economics
Managerial Economics (MBA Program)

Professional Experience

Professor, Florida Institute of Technology (2015-)                                                                           Associate Professor, Florida Institute of Technology (2005-2015)
Assistant Professor, Florida Institute of Technology (1996-2005)
Visiting Assistant Professor, College of William & Mary (1996)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University (1995)
Instructor, North Carolina State University (1991-95)

Additional Duties

Faculty advisor for the Florida Tech Campus Chapter of Delta Mu Delta Honor Society, 2013-present.

Selected Publications

“Study Tours and the Diversification of Cultural Capital Acquisition,” (w/ Vamosi, A.R., Perez, E.M., Durie, C., and Eisenberg, J.), 2016, Journal of International Education in Business, vol. 9(1): pp 70-86.


“The Benefits of Short-term Study Abroad as a Blended Learning Experience,” (with Durie, C., and Eisenberg, J.), 2012, Journal of International Education in Business, vol. 5(2):  pp. 163-7; and in, Frontiers of Distance Learning in Business Education. (ed.), Hooman Estelami.  Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K., 2013, pp. 99-111.

 

“Brevard County Stormwater Awareness and Behavior:  Antecedents of the LIVE BLUE Educational Campaign,” (w/Vamosi, A.R., and Good, L.) in PERIODICA OECONOMICA vol. (5)1:  Regional Development and Competitiveness.  (ed.), A. Novotny.  EKC Líceum Publishing Company, Eger, 2012: pp. 69-79.

 

“Erosion of a Dental Specialist’s Referral Network:  An Economic Loss Template for Cyber-Defamation,” (with Vamosi, A.R.), 2011, International Journal of Management and Decision Making, vol. 11(5/6): pp. 344-57.

 

“The Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival 2011 –  Economic Impact Report & Demographic Profile,” (with Chambliss, K., and Vamosi, A.R.), 2011.

 

“Willingness-to-Pay Results for Stormwater Fees:  A Case Study,” (with Vamosi, A.R.) in PERIODICA OECONOMICA vol. (3)1:  Regional Development and Competitiveness.  (ed.), A. Novotny.  EKC Líceum Publishing Company, Eger, 2010: pp. 149-60.

 

“Surf Tourism, Artificial Surfing Reefs, and Environmental Sustainability,” (with Chambliss K., Vamosi, A.R., And Lindo, C.), in Sustainability 2009:  The Next Horizon (ed.s) G. Nelson and I Hronszky.  AIP Conference Proceedings Vol. 1157:  New York: pp. 207-20.

 

“The Apportionment of Probable Benefits and Fees under a Proposed MSBU for Brevard County’s South Beaches,” (with PMG Associates, Inc. and Olsen Associates, Inc.), 2009.

 

“The 2008 Space Coast Art Festival – Economic Analysis for Brevard County, Florida,” (with Chambliss, K., and Vamosi, A.R.), 2009.

 

“Enhancive Sustainability, Steady-State Sustainability, and the Structured Ecotourist,” (with Chambliss, K., and Vamosi, A.R.) in PERIODICA OECONOMICA: Regional Development and Competitiveness.  (ed.s), M. Carmona, J. Szlávik, and E. Zám.  University of Paris-Sorbonne IV-Eszterházy Károly College, 2008: pp. 19-35.

 

“Feasibility Study of Multi-Purpose Artificial Surf Reef for Brevard County, Florida,” (with Chambliss, K., Vamosi, A.R., and Lindo, C.), 2008.

 

“The Economic Contribution of Nonprofit Arts and Culture to Brevard County, Florida – 2007 Report,” (with Chambliss, K., and Vamosi, A.R.), 2008.

 

“The EITC in Undergraduate Business Education,” (with Chambliss, K. and Lease, T.M.), 2007, The National Accounting Journal, (9)1: pp. 39-52.

 

“Attitude Towards Ecotourism and Environmental Advocacy:  Profiling the Dimensions of Sustainability,” (with Singh, T. and Vamosi, A.R.), 2007, Journal of Vacation Marketing, (13)2: pp. 119-134.