M.A., New School for Social Research
Associate Professor of Economics
Professor Tontar has taught Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Introduction to Economics, History of Economic Thought, Labor Economics, Marxian Economics, Urban and Regional Economics and Ecological Economics. He has served two terms as Faculty Senate President. He has been actively involved in rewriting the Faculty Handbook and on providing guidance of collegial governance. Professor Tontar secured and administered a $600,000 grant from HUD to involve the college in the Lawrence community. Merrimack was one of twelve institutions of higher learning and only one of two undergraduate institutions that received the HUD grant. Professor Tontar also co-wrote and received an Environmental Justice Grant. Professor Tontar was the 2010 recipient of the Thomas P. Hogan for Excellence in Collegial Governance.