Dr. Edgren joined the economics faculty at EMU in 1979. His major areas of academic interest were Environmental Economics and aspects of Institutional Economics, including the relation of ethics to economics. He regularly taught classes in Economics of Crime, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, and Intermediate Microeconomics. He also teaches the Macroeconomics half of the Principles of Economics sequence.
Professor John Edgren retired on August 31, 2011, after 32 years of service. He has distinguished himself as a colleague, scholar, and an educator. He served both Eastern Michigan University and the community through his appointment by the Governor to the Environmental Protection Policy Advisory Committee of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The Board of Regents have granted Dr. Edgren emeritus status for his outstanding dedication and service to EMU. Thank you, Dr. Edgren, for your long-term commitment and dedication to the Department of Economics.