Örn Bodvarsson

Orn Bodvarsson, Ph.D

Full-Time Exec and FAC
Dean, Gore School of Business
Dean - Business


Phone: 801.832.2601

Email: obodvarsson@westminstercollege.edu


Ph.D. Simon Fraser University
M.S. Oregon State University
B.S. Oregon State University


Örn B. Bodvarsson is the Dean of Westminster College’s Bill & Vieve Gore School of Business and one of the school’s Professors of Economics since July 2018.  He holds a Doctorate in Economics from Simon Fraser University, specializing in labor economics and the economics of immigration.  His goal for the Gore School of Business is to build it into one of the strongest and most well-respected business schools affiliated with a private liberal arts college in the western United States. He was the driving force behind the formation of the Westminster Center for Financial Wellness and is passionate about working with the center to help it fulfill its mission and impact those in the greater Westminster College community.


Outside of economics and business (especially the stock market), Orn's passions are his family and music. He is married with two sons and plays classical piano. Orn also enjoys traveling, cooking, watching movies, reading, and bicycling.

Areas of Expertise

Immigration, labor market issues (pay, contracts, racial, gender and nativity discrimination in labor markets, economic analysis of professional athlete salaries, economics of tipping, human capital, and higher education), university operations and how they relate to labor markets and the economy

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