Fellows and Scholars
Susan Feigenbaum, Ph.D., is Curators' Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Founders' Professor in Economics at the University of Missouri St. Louis. Previously, Feigenbaum was an associate professor of economics at Claremont McKenna College and Claremont Graduate School.
Beverly Gossage is a health insurance agent licensed in nearly half the states. She helped pioneer Health Savings Accounts and advises both state and federal legislators on health care reform. Her background in helping individuals, businesses, and seniors purchase affordable coverage have been invaluable in understanding how healthcare policy will affect Americans.
Joseph Haslag is a professor and the Kenneth Lay Chair in economics at the University of Missouri Columbia. Until the end of 2018, Professor Haslag was the Institute's chief economist. An expert in monetary policy, Haslag has done research at the Federal Reserve Banks of Saint Louis, Dallas, and Atlanta.
Aaron Hedlund is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Missouri-Columbia and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Throughout 2020, Hedlund will be a senior economist in the Council of Economic Advisers at the White House.
Mike McShane is Senior Fellow of Education Policy for the Show-Me Institute. He is a former high school teacher and earned his PhD in Education Policy at the University of Arkansas. Before coming to the Show-Me Institute, Mike worked at the American Enterprise Institute as a research fellow.
David C. Rose is a professor of economics at the University of Missouri–St. Louis and is a member of the Missouri Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He has published scholarly articles in a wide range of areas. His most recent work focuses on how the evolution of free market societies affected, and was affected by, American culture.
James V. Shuls is an assistant professor of educational leadership and policy studies at the University of Missouri–St. Louis and Distinguished Fellow in Education Policy at the Show-Me Institute.
Daniel Thornton was vice president and economic advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis before retiring in 2014. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in 1981, Dr. Thornton was an associate professor of economics at Central Michigan University. Dr. Thornton has published widely in the Federal Reserve Bank of St.
Patrick Tuohey works with taxpayers, media, and policymakers to foster understanding of the consequences—sometimes unintended—of policies regarding economic development, taxation, education, and transportation.
A former foreign correspondent who spent four years in the Middle East and served as Business Week’s London bureau chief during Margaret Thatcher’s first two terms as Britain’s prime minister, Andrew is a regular contributor to leading national publications, including the American Spectator, the Weekly Standard, and the Wall Street Journal.