Fred Curtis

Office: 202 Lewis House
Phone: (973) 408 - 3432




Title: Professor of Economics (1979)


Degrees:  Ph.D., University of Massachusetts (1983); M.A., University of Massachusetts (1977); B.A., Haverford College (1973)


Teaching Experience:  Drew University, 1979 – present 


Specialties: Environmental/Ecological Economics, Political Economy of Globalization, Economic Pedagogy


Research Interests:  Re-localization of economies as a response to global warming and peak oil, sustainable development, impact of globalization on the natural environment


Selected Publications:

"Eco-Localism and Sustainability", Ecological Economics , vol. 46, No. 1 (August 2003), pp. 83-102.

"Ivy-Covered Exploitation: Class, Education and the Liberal Arts College", in J.K. Gibson-Graham, et. al., (Eds.), Re/presenting Class (Duke University Press, 2001), pp. 81-104.

"Social Distress Theory and Teaching about Homelessness: A Retrospective Analysis", with Ann Saltzman, Journal of Social Distress and Homelessness Vol. 3, No. 2 (1994), pp. 99-133.

"Foreign Disinvestment and Investment – South Africa: 1960-1986" in Zbigniew A. Konzacki, et. Al., (eds.), An Economic History of Southern Africa: Volume Two (London, Frank Cass and Co. Ltd., 1991), pp. 175-210

"Race and Class in South Africa: Socialist Politics in the Current Conjuncture", Rethinking MARXISM, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Spring 1988), pp. 108-134.

"Class, Race and Income Distribution: Analyzing ‘White’ South Africa" in Paul Zarembka (ed.), Research in Political Economy, Vol. 9 (Fall 1986), pp. 33-67

"’Cheap’ African Labor-Power and South African Capitalism,: 1948-1978" in Paul Zarembka (ed.), Research in Political Economy, Vol. 7 (November 1984), pp. 185-235

"Contradiction and Uneven Development in South Africa: the Constrained Allocation of African Labour-Power", Journal of Modern African Studies Vol. 22, No. 3 (1984), pp. 381-397



2004-2005 Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Liberal Arts, Drew University