Melody Lo takes up economics chair at Missouri S&T

Melody Lo has joined Missouri University of Science and Technology to take up the inaugural John and Ruth Steinmeyer memorial chair of economics.

She moves to the institution from the Neil Griffin College of Business at Arkansas State University, where she was a professor of economics and senior advisor to the chancellor.

Her research focuses on government interventions in foreign exchange markets, and she obtained her P.h.D. in economics from Purdue University.

Lo has previously held teaching and research posts at the University of Texas at San Antonio, the University of Houston and the University of Southern Mississippi.

Her appointment was first announced in April. Commenting at the time, Interim Vice Provost and Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences and Business at Missouri S&T Kate Drowne said: “In addition to her dedication to excellence in both teaching and research, Dr. Lo is a talented and respected leader. She is uniquely qualified to continue building the reputation for excellence our remarkable economics department has already earned.”