Roy "Sam" Evans
Associate Professor of Economics
School of Business and Economics
Bristol Campus: 312 Bristol Hall
"Not for the proud man apart
From the raging moon I write
On these spindrift pages
Nor for the towering dead
With their nightingales and psalms
But for the lovers, their arms
Round the griefs of the ages,
Who pay no praise or wages
Nor heed my craft or art."
From In My Craft Or Sullen Art by Dylan Thomas (1914-1953).
I came to academia in the late 1990's after a 30 year career in business and the federal government.My professional career may be summarized as one of research and writing. I owe a great deal to my professors at Virginia Tech who trained me in research methodology, in the presentation of research results and, most important of all, prepared me to be educated. My education began with my first professional job, as a statistician at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Radford, VA, and it continues today as a teacher at King University.
I teach economics and statistics in the undergraduate and MBA programs and operations management in the MBA program. I bring my professional experience into the classroom as my courses emphasize problem-solving and writing for the workplace.
My role as director of the King Institute For Regional Economic Studies (KIRES) has allowed me to extend my career in research and writing. With the help of the University press office, the KIRES reports are reaching a wide audience throughout the region served by King University.
Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Virginia Tech, 1975.
B.S., Economics, Virginia Tech, 1964.