Introducing Gary Latanich


Gary Latanich is an Emeritus Professor of Economics at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. During his 33-years of service there he served as the Assistant Dean of the College of Business, the director of the MBA, program, and the director of the Center for Economic Education Program. He is a past president of the Missouri Valley Economic Association, and served on Governor Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisors. He has done research for the Army Corp. of Engineers, the Economic Development Administration, local Chambers of Commerce, and firms in the private sector. In 2012 he ran for Congress as a Democrat in Arkansas’ first Congressional District. He holds a Bachelors degree in Business from Ohio University, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Nebraska. He has been married to Rose Mary Barajas-Latanich for 47-years, and is the father of five grown children.

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