Matthew R. Metzgar

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Clinical Professor of Economics
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Matthew Metzgar teaches undergraduate economic and MBA classes in the Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte. Previously, he taught undergraduate and graduate classes in Ohio and New York. He also spent several years working in the private sector. His research interests include the economics of obesity and the effectiveness of instructional techniques.

Dr. Metzgar was recently selected as Gambrell Faculty Fellow, investigating the impact of employee ownership on the racial wealth gap. This innovative project was designed to improve wealth distribution in the Charlotte region via employee-owned firms. Dr. Metzgar has been also interviewed for his expertise in labor market shortages for both the local and national economy.

Currently, Dr. Metzgar serves as the co-chair of the Heterodox Academy Campus Community at UNC Charlotte. He is also the lead facilitator for the Constructive Dialogue Faculty Learning Community. Dr. Metzgar regularly presents on teaching innovations at various conferences.


Ph.D., University of Tennessee
M.B.A., Wheeling Jesuit University
B.S., West Virginia University


Public finance
Economics of obesity
Sustainability of food production