Brendan Cushing-Daniels is an Associate Professor of Economics at Gettysburg College and holds the Harold G. Evans Chair in Eisenhower Leadership Studies. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, Master of Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh, and BA in Government and International Relations from the University of Notre Dame. Before assuming a tenure-track position at Gettysburg College, Dr. Cushing-Daniels worked for two years for the Federal Government in the agency formerly known as the General Accounting Office. While there, his work largely focused on Social Security.
At Gettysburg College, Dr. Cushing-Daniels’ research and teaching have focused on public economics and discrimination. Additionally, he has co-authored a number of publications on retirement issues with the Urban Institute. He has taught courses on poverty, inequality, and ethics in addition to microeconomics at all levels. He has served on and chaired a number of faculty committees as well as representing the faculty on committees of the Board of Trustees. Dr. Cushing-Daniels has advised a number of students clubs and organizations over the years, including the PA Beta chapter of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.
Dr. Cushing-Daniels leads the Eisenhower Institute Undergraduate Fellows program.