Robert J. Gitter, Ph.D.  

Professor Emeritus of Economics


  • A.B., University of Michigan (Honors)
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin
  • Ph.D. (Economics), University of Wisconsin


Dr. Gitter taught courses in labor economics, his main field of interest, as well as public finance (the role of the government in the economy), principles and econometrics. He hopes to teach as a part-time instructor in the future. He joined our faculty in 1976 and taught full-time through 2021. Most of his research of late has focused on Mexican migration. He is currently working with faculty from other schools and a nonprofit analyzing interviews with 360 immigrants from Latin America living in rural Ohio and is writing the chapter on employment. He recently published a study with colleague Goran Skosples and a former student on the impact of the ability to work from home on employment across different communities during the pandemic. He is also active in doing research and evaluation for various non-profit organizations.

Areas of Interest / Expertise

Prof. Gitter enjoys applying economics to a wide variety of issues and values his time with students.

Winner of the 1999 Bishop Herbert Welch Meritorious Teaching Award

Contact Info


R.W. Corns Building #230
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3536