Professor Emeritus of Economics
Ph.D., Economics, University of Kentucky
M.A., Economics, University of Kentucky
B.A., Business Administration, Bellarmine College
Jerry Lynch is currently a Professor of Economics in the Krannert School of Management. Prior to that he became interim dean of the Krannert School of Management on July 1, 2010. Dean Lynch is no stranger to the Krannert School or to administrative roles in the school. He joined the Krannert faculty as a visitor in 1982 and became a member of the full-time faculty in 1984. He served as associate dean of the German International Graduate School of Management and Administration (GISMA), Krannert's international outreach MBA program in Hannover, Germany, from 1999-2001. He was associate dean for programs and student services from 2001-06 before becoming academic director of master's and executive education programs in 2006, a position he held until his selection as interim dean.
Dean Lynch is a highly decorated teacher. He was voted by master's students as the recipient of the Salgo-Noren Award as outstanding instructor in 2009-10, the fifth time he has received the honor. He is a Fellow of the Teaching Academy at Purdue, and was listed in 1994 by Business Week a one of the 12 best teachers nationally in schools of business. He will continue to teach as he serves as interim dean. A military veteran, Dean Lynch has taught in a master's program on Air Force bases in Germany and Crete, and he was a visiting professor at universities in England, Finland, and France.
Specializing in monetary theory and policy, macroeconomics, and international trade and finance, Dean Lynch has been published in a number of journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Regional Science, Journal of Economics and Business, Review of Financial Economics, and Journal of Economic Education. He also has co-authored three economics textbooks and another book geared toward high school economics teachers. In the spring of 2006, he was a visiting researcher at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. His opinions frequently are sought outside the boundaries of Purdue, as he has worked as an economic consultant for companies including Sears, Caterpillar, B.F. Goodrich, TRW, Wabash National, and BankOne.