Roger R. Stough


Dr. Stough’s education includes a BS in International Trade, Ohio State University; a MA in Economic Geography, University of South Carolina; Ph.D. in Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University. He also holds a Honoris Causa Doctor degree from Jonkoping University (Jonkoping Sweden). His research specializations include leadership and entrepreneurship in regional economic development, regional economic modeling, transport analysis and planning, and entrepreneurship. During the past two decades Dr. Stough has been heavily involved in development related research in China, Korea, Vietnam and India and in the development of entrepreneurship training and education programs including advising enterprise development and incubation centers there and in the U.S. More recently his work has also included South Asia (Pakistan) and Turkey.

He held the NOVA Endowed Chair and Eminent Scholar position in the School of Public Policy at George Mason University (1990-2008), Vice President for Research and Economic Development at GMU (2008-2013) and University Professor and Eminent Scholar in the Schar School of Policy and Government at Mason since 2013. He has written or edited 43 books and published more than 100 articles in peer reviewed journals. Dr. Stough has received nearly $80 million in sponsored research. Finally, he has been president and a fellow of the Regional Science Association International and the Western Regional Science Association.

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