Robert D. Pritchard, PhD
PhD (Law, Policy, and Society), Northeastern University
MA (Economics), Boston College
Robert D. Pritchard is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Master of Science in Commerce and Economic Development and the Doctorate in Law and Policy programs. His research interests include transportation and managerial economics, law and economics, finance, economic development, and transportation safety policy. He also is an instructor for Northeastern University’s Economics Department, is a Stonehill College Teaching Fellow, and occasionally teaches for the Finance and Insurance Group of Northeastern University’s D'Amore-McKim School of Business. Dr. Pritchard is the recipient of the 2008–2009 Economics Department Undergraduate Teaching Award.
Previously, Dr. Pritchard taught at Wheaton College, Boston College, and Bryant University. He is an economist with 25 years of experience conducting public policy analysis and presenting research results and educational content. Dr. Pritchard was an independent consultant on business development and operational analysis for transportation and technology firms; medical and education institutions (notably, the Longwood Medical and Academic planning organization—MASCO); Washington, D.C.-based trade associations (notably, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce); and private-sector firms. Prior to that, he served as the executive director of Northeast Transportation Institute and as the director of research for the Economic Development and Industrial Corporation of Boston.