Ryan M. Carter '13
Economics and Commerce
Ryan Carter was named a 2012 Truman Scholar. He is one of 54 exceptional college juniors in the United States and one of only two from Virginia to be chosen for this honor.
Dr. Saranna R. Thornton
Professor of Economics
Morton Hall, 219
B.A. in Economics and in Government (with Honors), Colby College, 1981; M.P.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1985; Ph.D. in Economics and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, 1989
Teaching InterestsMonetary Theory and Policy
Labor Economics (including Human Resource Management and the Economics of Employment Discrimination)
Committee Assignments & Service to the CollegeHead Coach, HSC Rugby (1997-2000 and 2008-present)
Alumni College, Lecturer - Society of '91 (HSC Leadership Program)
Professional Development Committee
Gender Issues Committee
Faculty Oversight Board of the Center For Leadership
Scholarship"How to Avoid Pregnancy Discrimination on Campus", Women in Higher Education, Vol. 12, #8, August 2003, p22-23.
"Maternity and Childrearing Leave Policies for Faculty: The Legal and Practical Challenges of Complying with Title VII", University of Southern California Review of Law and Women's Studies, Vol. 12, #2, Spring 2003, pp 159-190.
The Family and Medical Leave Act: Questions and Answers for Faculty (with Donna Euben, Chief Counsel) American Association of University Professors, Washington, D.C. 2002.
"Does Your Employer Discriminate Against Pregnant Women Faculty?" Women in Higher Education, July 2001.
"How do Broader Monetary Aggregates and Divisia Measures of Money Perform in McCallum's Adaptive Monetary Rule?", Journal of Economics and Business, January/April, Vol. 52, #1/2, pp. 181-204, 2000.
"Suitable Policy Instruments for Monetary Rules", Journal of Economics and Business, Vol. 50, pp. 379-397, 1998.
Bucking the Deficit: Economic Policy Making in America with G. Calvin MacKenzie. Westview Press, 1996.
"Can Forecast-Based Monetary Policy Be More Successful than a Rule?", Journal of Economics and Business, 1993.
Other InterestsMother of four enjoys spending time with her children