Contact the Economics and Community Development Department

For more information about the economics and community development program, please contact the department chair:

Dr. Lance Wescher
Economics and Community Development Department
14049 Scenic Highway
Lookout Mountain, GA 30750

Phone: 706.419.1803
Fax: 706.820.2165
E-mail: lance.wescher@covenant.edu

 

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Drs. Brian Fikkert and Russell Mask’s book From Dependence to Dignity won an award of merit in the missions/global church category of Christianity Today’s 2016 book awards.

"I love the holistic approach of community development. Although I am only a few classes into the major, it is already transforming my view on life. I also have really enjoyed being taught by Dr. Fikkert and Professor Corbett. They are SO knowledgeable in the field of community development and their passion is contagious."
 - Brittany Stout '18

Professor Corbett describes the complex field of community development, and discusses Covenant’s community development major.

Chris Carter

"The Community Development program is preparing me for a life dedicated to the work of Christ in a setting that may otherwise be way out of my comfort zone. The classes are beautifully crafted to give you the confidence and knowledge needed to step into the third world, but also instill an understanding of the necessity of humility and an open heart when interacting with a new culture. Corbett and Fikkert, two of the key professors in the major, are extremely respected individuals in their field, yet meet you at such a personal level and concentrate on your personal growth. Never have I been in a position in my life where I wake up stoked to go to my classes, nor have I ever felt so loved and supported by professors who care so much about your dreams and plans for the future. "
 - Chris Carter '18
Evan Weir '15 discusses the powerful influence of professors like Dr. Lance Wescher, associate professor of economics, who take the time to care for students both in, and outside of, the classroom.