Dr. Trogen has public-sector work experience with two State of Minnesota agencies and was elected to his town board. He also worked for a couple of non-profit organizations, was elected a chapter president in the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees, and participated in state-wide contract negotiations. He returned to school to earn a Masters and a Ph.D. in Public Administration before coming to teach in ETSU’s Masters in Public Administration Program.
Ph.D., Public Administration, The Florida State University
MA in Public Administration, Minnesota State University, Mankato
M Div. Princeton Theological Seminary
BA, University of Saint Thomas
Dr. Trogen majored in financial management during his master’s and Ph.D. programs. He taught public budgeting and finance at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and North Carolina State University. He teaches courses on public budgeting, public financial management, risk management, not-for-profit administration, and organizational behavior in ETSU’s Master of Public Administration program. He also taught courses in Economics and Finance in ETSU’s business school.
Dr. Trogen enjoys Economics, Finance, and Public Administration, and especially any topic in which these three interests intersect. Dr. Trogen’s primary interest is the influence of taxes, spending, and public policy on economic growth. He has also written about municipal debt, pensions, population policies, and public budgeting during economic downturns.
Attracting Capital: Determinants of State Manufacturing Investment, in Journal of Financial and Economic Practice, Vol. 2, No. 1, Fall 2003.
What do Mobile Individuals Really Want: Determinants of Interstate Migration in Journal of Financial and Economic Practice, Vol. 1, No. 1, Fall 2002.
Which Economic Development Policies Work: Determinants of State Per Capita Income in International Journal of Economic Development, Vol. 1, No. 3, 1999.