The Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. School of Business
Full Name: Cora Barnhart
Associate Professor of Economics
B.S., Francis Marion University; M.A., Ph.D., Clemson University.
Prior to coming to PBA, Dr. Barnhart served full-time on the faculties of Florida
Atlantic University, Lander University and Furman University. While at Lander University,
she was the Director of the Center for Economic Education, where she organized activities
intended to assist high school teachers teaching economics courses for high school
students. She also coordinated Clemson University's MBA program at Lander University.
Since moving to Florida, she has taught at Florida Atlantic University and served
as the editor of the Tax section of the Bankrate Monitor. She has written several
tax and personal finance articles published on Internet Web sites, including Bankrate,
Yahoo and USA Today. She is also a visiting scholar with the Federal Reserve Bank
in Atlanta. Her academic publications include articles in Public Choice, The Journal
of Futures Markets, Corporate Finance Review and Financial Practice and Education.
Her current research interests include the historical distribution of returns in
emerging industries and the effects of central bank intervention on currency markets.
She is a member of First Presbyterian Church of North Palm Beach, where she has been
active in various children's ministry programs.