James R. Ramsey
PhD in Economics, 1974
James R. Ramsey is the 17th president of the University of Louisville. Prior, he served as professor of economics and public administration in the College of Business and Public Administration. Before joining the University of Louisville, he was Governor Patton's senior policy advisor and state budget director. Dr. Ramsey has held professional positions at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Western Kentucky University, Middle Tennessee State University, and Loyola University. He is an accomplished scholar and teacher, with more than 60 publications in the fields of economics and management. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Kentucky and his undergraduate degree from Western Kentucky University.