Professional activities and areas of interest
Tyler Watts joined the faculty of Ferris State University in 2018, having previously taught at both large public universities and small private colleges. Watts’ research interests include monetary history, entrepreneurship, and institutional analysis. He has published academic research papers, policy analysis, and commentary articles in a variety of scholarly and popular publications, including Eastern Economic Journal, The American Economist, and The Federalist.
Dr. Watts is originally from Colorado and has a background in the residential construction industry prior to his academic career. He met his wife Jeanna while they were both undergraduates at Hillsdale College in southern Michigan. The Watts family, including children Emma, Jack, Mark, and Lucy, are members of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Big Rapids, Michigan.
When not teaching, reading, or writing about economics, Dr. Watts enjoys family activities, home improvement projects, learning theology, and working on old cars.
Master of Finance, Colorado State University-Global Campus
PhD., Economics, George Mason University
BA, Economics, Hillsdale College