Stephan F. Gohmann

BB&T Distinguished Professor in Free Enterprise

College of Business

Stephan F. Gohmann, Ph.D. is endowed professor of economics at the University of Louisville College of Business.  He teaches courses in the economics of strategy, health economics and labor economics.  As the BB&T Distinguished Professor in Free Enterprise, Gohmann is developing and teaching the economics course, The Moral Foundations of Capitalism, and participating in community outreach efforts to discuss these concepts with diverse audiences. An award-winning instructor and researcher, Gohmann has been a member of the economics faculty since 1988.    

Gohmann’s research interests include health cost analysis, preventive treatments, consumer health choices, insurance coverage, and health policy. Research projects include the analysis and development of a performance measurement management and reporting system to aid in continuing best practices in government health services contracting; an analysis of the cost of a monitoring system for patients with congestive heart failure; and a decision analysis for cesarean sections to prevent injury to both the mother and child.

He has served as a member of the Louisville and Jefferson County Health Department Health Status Assessment/Strategic Planning Committee, Louisville and Jefferson County Health Department Health Ad-Hoc Committee on the Uninsured in Jefferson County, Crane House Board (The China Institute of Louisville), Society for Medical Decision Making, Western Economic Association International, UofL Strategic Planning Steering Committee and Association for Private Enterprise Education.  He was the former director of the MBA Health Care Concentration and presently serves on the Graduate Council for CBPA. 

He is the author and co-author of several scholarly publications in journals including Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Medical Care, Journal of Private Enterprise, and Public Finance Review.

Gohmann has twice been honored as recipient of the University of Louisville College of Business and Public Administration Research Award in 1991-92 and 1996-97and the College of Business Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award and the College of Business Outstanding Overall Faculty Award, both in 2006-2007. 

Gohmann earned his undergraduate degree in mathematics and economics from Indiana University in 1978.  He earned his Masters in economics in 1979 and his Ph.D. in economics from North Carolina State University in 1984. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development at Duke University Medical Center from July 1987 to August 1988.