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Dr. Terence Burnham

Associate Professor
The George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics
Economic Science Institute
Office Location: Beckman Hall 303J
Phone: (714) 744-7847
Scholarly Works:
Digital Commons
University of Michigan, Bachelor of Science
San Diego State University, Master of Science
Harvard University, Ph.D.


Terry Burnham is an economist who studies the biological and evolutionary basis of human behavior. He has a Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University, a Masters from the MIT Sloan School with a concentration in finance. HIs undergraduate degree is in biophysics from the University of Michigan. Prior to Chapman, Terry was a professor at the Harvard Kennedy School, the University of Michigan, and the Harvard Business School. His non-academic experiences include working briefly for Goldman, Sachs & Co., being the chief financial officer for Progenics Pharmaceuticals , a start-up biotechnology company, and being the director of portfolio management for Acadian Asset Management, a quantitative equity manager.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

The Secret Syllabus - Signed contract with Princeton University Press. Book on student effectiveness.