|Associate Professor of Economics
Dr. Poyer was born and raised in Albany NY. He received a B.S. degree in chemistry from Howard University and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Buffalo. He is married and the proud father three – two daughters and one son who is now a distinguished Morehouse man.
Dr. Poyer likes to tell people he is from the Midwest where he lived most of his life and raised his family. He worked over 20 years at the Argonne National Laboratory just outside of Chicago, IL. For most of that time he was principal investigator for the Socioeconomic Analysis and Research Program. In that capacity he conducted and managed research assessing the impact of energy policy, programs, and activities on different demographic groups, in which he has written widely.
He came to Morehouse College in the fall of 2002 as an associate professor of economics where he teaches both principles of Macroeconomics and Microeconomics, business statistics, and econometrics. Along with his teaching, he is now back conducting and managing research assessing the impact of energy policy, programs, and activities on different demographic groups as the principal investigator of the newly constituted Socioeconomic Analysis and Research Program at Morehouse sponsored by the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity of the Department of Energy.
Along with his research, Dr. Poyer loves the classroom and his students. His objective is to continually become a better teacher and role model for his students.