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Faculty and Staff Profile

Lori Dickes

Assistant Professor

Office: 221 Barre Hall
Phone: 864-656-7831
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 Educational Background

Ph.D. Public Policy
Clemson University 2011

MAAE Applied Economics
University of Central Florida 2003

MS Political Science
University of Central Florida 2005

BS Economics
University of Central Florida 2001

BS Political Science
University of Central Florida 2001

 Courses Taught

Rural Development
Regional Economic Development in Policy and Practice
Organizational Theory
Special Topics in Economic Development


Lori Dickes is an Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Master in Public Administration Program at Clemson University in the College Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences and College of Education. Lori has been at Clemson since 2005 and has worked in the Department of Applied Economics, the Strom Thurmond Institute and has been the MPA Program Director since 2013. Currently and previously held positions include: • Assistant Director of the South Carolina Water Resources Center-Clemson University • Professor Associate and Outreach – SC Economics • Director of Economic Education- Lander University, Greenwood, SC. Dr. Dickes has taught economics and policy for over 20 years and is committed to improving young people’s understanding of economics and the role economics plays in our lives.

 Research Interests

Dr. Dickes research interests include three broad research streams including;
• Regional and rural economic development policy,
• The economic and social impacts of natural resource policy and management, and
• Cost/benefit analysis of public health innovations and treatment interventions.

 Research Publications

Recent Publications:

Crouch, E., Dickes, L., Davis, A., and Ishii, J. The Effects of Dr. Oz on Health Behaviors and Attitudes. American Journal of Health Education. In Press. Accepted May 16, 2016. DOI: 10.1080/19325037.2016.1219283

Crouch, E. and Dickes, L. Evaluating a Nutrition Education Program in an Era of Food Insecurity. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition. In Press. Accepted May 5, 2016.

Ishii, J., Davis, A., Crouch. E., and Dickes, L. The Effects of Watching “The Dr. Oz Show” on Achieving Weight Loss Goals. The Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association. In Press. Accepted August 3, 2016.

Carey, R., Dickes, L. and Crouch, E. The Economic Impact of Changing Water Levels: A Regional Economic Analysis of Lake Thurmond. The Journal of Public Management and Social Policy. Accepted for Publication: March 8, 2016.

Dickes, L. A. & Crouch, E. The Impact of Changing Lake Levels on Property Values. The Review of Regional Studies 45.3 (2015): 221-235.

Dickes, L. A. & Crouch, E. Policy Effectiveness of Female Governors in the United States. Women’s Studies International Forum, November-December 2015, pages 90-98.

Crouch, E., & Dickes, L.A. Economic Repercussions of Marital Infidelity. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy. 36.5 (2016): 53-65.

Crouch E, Dickes L, Kahle A (2015). Review on Antibiotic Resistance. Advances in Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety. 4:183. doi: 10.4172/2167-1052.1000183.

Crouch, E. & Dickes, L.A.. (2015). A Prediction Model of Childhood Immunization Rates, Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, 1-9.


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