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Lutgert College of Business

Lutgert College of Business

Director and Staff



Christopher Westley, Ph.D. is the Director of the Regional Economic Research Institute (RERI) and a Professor of Economics at the Lutgert College of Business. He joined FGCU from Jacksonville State University where he held the rank of Professor of Economics. He is an associated scholar at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. A native of Naples, Florida, he studied at the University of Florida and St. Mary's University of San Antonio, Texas, before receiving his Ph.D. in economics from Auburn University.

Dr. Westley's Vita

 For additional information on the Institute, please contact Dr. Westley at:

Florida Gulf Coast University
Regional Economic Research Institute
Lutgert College Of Business
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd. South
Fort Myers, FL 33965

Phone: 239-590-7090
Fax: 239-590-7367

Dr. Westley is assisted by:

  • John Shannon, Economic Analyst
    Phone: 239-590-1430

  • Mr. Steven Scheff, Business Analyst
    Phone: 239-590-7315 

  • Mr. James Breitbach, Technical Support