Serkan Catma, PhD, MBA


Serkan Catma, PhD, MBA

Associate Professor, Economics

Hargray Room 224
One University Boulevard
Bluffton, SC 29909
Office: 843-208-8323
Serkan Catma, PhD, MBA

I am an Associate Professor of Economics with 15 years of academic experience. I have an MBA and PhD in Natural Resources Economics from West Virginia University. I started my academic career at a four-year state college in West Virginia, in 2007. Until 2015, I taught various upper-level undergraduate courses in Economics. My journey at the USCB started in 2015 where my teaching consists of two main courses: Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. My research agenda includes three major areas: Economics of Higher Education, Environmental Economics, and Health Economics. In addition to the above, I also conducted regional economic impact and public policy studies during the early years of my career. Since 2015, I have published 9 articles in various refereed journals. In 2018 and 2020, I was awarded  Sea Islands Institute grants, which both led to numerous published papers. I love kayak fishing, exercising, and roasting my own coffee. 

  • Education
  • Teaching
  • Research

Ph.D. in Natural Resource Economics, West Virginia University 2008

MBA, West Virginia University 2002

BA in Economics, Istanbul University 2000

  • ECON B221 - Microeconomics
  • ECON B222 - Macroeconomics
  • BADM B310 - Health Economics
  • Economics
  • Price Modeling
  • College Retention
  • Inequality