About President Dorsey

Dr. Stuart Dorsey, a former economics professor, academic dean and university president, is the 15th President of Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas.

Dr Dorsey with TLU students

Prior to becoming president in July 2011, Dr. Dorsey served as the ninth president of the University of Redlands in Redlands, California, from 2005 to 2010. Before serving as the president at Redlands, he was the vice president for academic affairs at the University of Evansville in Indiana and vice president and academic dean at Baker University in Kansas. He also held positions as assistant professor of economics at Western Illinois University, associate professor of economics at West Virginia University, the George F. Collins, Jr. professor of business and finance and department chair at Baker University, and visiting professor at Harlaxton College in Grantham, England.

In addition to his service as a college administrator and professor, Dr. Dorsey worked as an applied economist in the federal government early in his career. He was a research economist with the U.S. Department of Labor before being appointed as chief economist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. At the Finance Committee under its Chairman, former Sen. Robert Dole, R-Kan., Dr. Dorsey worked on a wide range of policy issues including the federal deficit, Social Security, Medicare and tax code reform. “Pretty clearly, we didn’t solve all of those issues, but it was a tremendous privilege and learning experience for a young economist,” Dr. Dorsey recalls.

Dr. Dorsey’s research has been supported by the U.S. Department of Labor, the Center for Economic Development at West Virginia University, and the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. He is co-author of “Pensions and Productivity,” (with Christopher Cornwell and David Macpherson). He has written numerous articles in such publications as The Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Southern Economic Journal and Industrial and Labor Relations Review.

Dr. Dorsey holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of South Dakota, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in economics from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. He serves as the vice-chair of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas, an advisory trustee for Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio and a member of the Seguin Economic Development Corporation. Dr. Dorsey and his wife Michelle are proud parents to five adult children.