Philip King, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Economics, SF State
Philip King is a professor of economics at SF State. King's tenure at the University began in 1987 after a nearly two-year professorship at State University of New York (SUNY) at Cortland. In 1978, King earned a B.A. in philosophy and economics from Washington University, where he was nominated to Omicron Delta Epsilon, an economics honor society. King received his Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University in 1987. He has published numerous books, articles and policy papers and has given talks and presentations on various subjects, including international economics and international economic policy, the economic growth of California and the economy of California's coastline. At SF State, King has served on a number of administrative and governing boards and has been the cluster coordinator for Third World Development since 2004. King's statewide service includes numerous successful economic impact critiques of, for example, Walmart Supercenters' impacts on California communities. King is married to SF State alumna Sharmila Kumari King (M.A., '95 Economics), a professor of economics at University of the Pacific.