Brian Strow

Dean, Rinker School of Business

School: Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. School of Business
Department: Rinker School of Business

joined: 2022


Brian serves as Dean of the Marshall E. Rinker Sr. School of Business and Professor of
Economics at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. Prior to his
move to South Florida, Dean Strow served as the WKU BB&T Professor for the Study of
Capitalism at Western Kentucky University. Dr. Strow earned his undergraduate degree
in economics and political science from Wheaton College (IL) and his master’s degree
and Ph.D. in economics from Vanderbilt University.
Dr. Strow has published research in the fields of macroeconomics, welfare economics,
labor economics, economics education, and economic history. He has served as an
economic advisor to local, state, and national elected officials including two past
Speakers of the US House of Representatives and a current US Senator. Dean Strow has
served as President of the Kentucky Economic Association, is a former member of the
Board of Scholars for the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, and served two
terms as a Bowling Green, Kentucky City Commissioner