Dr. Joseph Constantino Morreale, Ph.D.,is honored by the International Association of Who’s Who as an Expert in Economics and the recipient of the Martin Feldstein Award for his work in Health Economics and Policy.
MOUNT KISCO, NY, August 27, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — The career of Joseph Constantino Morreale began with his extensive educational efforts. He studied for his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Mathematics at Queen’s College of the City University of New York and graduated in 1967 with honors. He then went on for a Master’s degree in Economic Planning at the University of Buffalo of State University of New York, graduating in 1970. He stayed on at the University of Buffalo to study for a PhD in Public Finance and Healthcare Economics, writing his doctoral dissertation on ‘The Role of the Physician in the Demand for Medical Care’, and graduating in 1972. He then progressed to a fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as a post-doctoral fellow at the Health Economics Research Center in 1974-75. Later, he earned a second Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration at the University at Albany-SUNY in 1989.
He began his academic career as an assistant professor of Economics at Western Michigan University in 1970. Following completion of his Ph.D. dissertation and the Health Economics Fellowship, Joseph went on to a position at the University of Pittsburgh in the Graduate School of Public Health. Later he worked with insurance and investment leader, Prudential Financial, as a financial planner from 1987 to 1989. He later moved on to a role that would come to define his later career: in 1990, he became full professor at the prestigious Pace University in New York City. After being selected in 1995-96 as an American Council on Education Administrative Fellow and completing his one year visiting administrative intern at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, he was appointed as a vice-provost for planning, assessment and institutional research at Pace. Although he only stayed in this position for the next two years, Pace University would be a consistent fixture of his life and career in the future. This was followed by his rising to the position of senior associate provost and later as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs of Pace University from 2003 to 2007. Afterward, returning to the faculty as full professor, and since 2014 he has been serving as a Professor and Chair of the Economics Department. To date, Joseph has given more than fifty-two years’ service to the field of education.
Beyond his specialization in economics, Joseph offers his wide knowledge in every facet of his job, with expertise in health economics, environmental economics, public finance and policy, economic undergraduate research and pedagogy and Chinese economic studies. He has also authored a number of books and articles, notably including ‘Health Care Economics’ in 1977 and as editor of ‘The US Medical Care Industry’ in 1974. He is also co-author of two books on maintaining senior faculty vitality and post-tenure review. Many of his recent peer reviewed publications have centered on the rise of the middle class in China, environmental pollution policy in China and the U.S., and innovative pedagogy in economics in experiential learning through travel abroad courses, and emphases on doing undergraduate research, and mastering critical reading and critical thinking skills. His extensive expertise and experience in the field has brought him recognition from distinguished professional bodies over the years. He has enjoyed fellowships with the National Defense Education Act and the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Association, as well as a senior fellowship with the Institute for Educational Management at the Graduate School of Education of Harvard University. He was recently awarded status of Pace University Distinguished Professor of Economics.
Joseph is a member of the American Economic Association, the International Atlantic Economics Society and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. He was also responsible for the introduction and teaching of the Chinese Economics Studies program, as well as founding the Confucius Institute of Pace University. Throughout his career, Joseph has been invited to travel around the world as a guest professor. His most recent position overseas was with the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, where he lectured from 2009 to 2016. Dr. Morreale was recently elected to the Executive Board of the International Atlantic Economics Society.
Outside of work, Joseph enjoys spending time with his family, and tennis, music, film and photography. He also enjoys reading about world economic history and the history of economic thought through the ages.
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