John Sorrentino, Associate Professor
Dr. Sorrentino received his Ph.D. from Purdue University and came to Temple University in 1973. Most of his publications and consulting work have involved the micro-economics of energy and the environment. On the subject of aircraft noise abatement, the Brooklyn native published a short article in the American Economic Review, and a longer article in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. He contributed a chapter on staying off the “Technology Wave” in the 2004 book, The Distance Education Evolution: Issues and Case Studies, edited and written by Temple faculty and graduate students who initiated online learning at Temple University. He has authored a study manual (2002) for actuaries; "Energy," "Equilibrium, Partial/General," "Game Theory," "John D. Rockefeller," and "OPEC" for the Encyclopedia of Capitalism (2004); and "Poverty in the United States" for the Encyclopedia of World Poverty (2006). After taking two courses in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and working on an EPA grant on ecological vulnerability in a suburban Philadelphia watershed from 2003-2006, he published “Suitable Housing Placement: A GIS-Based Approach” (forthcoming in 2008 in Environmental Management) with colleagues from the Center for Sustainable Communities and Community and Regional Planning Dept. His works-in-progress include articles on open space preservation, environmental information systems and sustainable business practices. On 2 July 2008, he will present "A Framework for Energy Conservation Policy" at the meetings of the Western Economics Association International.
"Dr. John" was the first MBA online instructor in the business school, and has been teaching at least one MBA economics course online since 1997. He has taught economics courses from principles to Ph.D. mathematical economics, taught statistics and computer & information science when Temple economists were in over-supply, and taught economics seminars for actuaries. He was honored by Temple University with a 1999 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, and has performed service on numerous committees at all levels of the university and in the outside community.