Faculty

Dr. Asatar Bair

Asatar Bair (Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst) has taught economics since 2001, at RCC and City College of San Francisco. He has worked as Executive Director of a non-profit. His focus is political economy; he has written a book entitled “Prison Labor in the US: An Economic Analysis,” (Routledge, 2008) and has contributed some 200 articles on the US economy to Austria’s financial weekly The Boursen-Kourier.

Office:  Quad 239D
Telephone:  951-222-8293
Email:  Asatar.Bair@rcc.edu


Dr. Amber Casolari

Amber Casolari (Ph.D., University of California, Riverside) has taught economics at Riverside City College since 2005.  She teaches principles of macroeconomics and microeconomics, economics of personal decision-making and poverty and inequality.  Her fields of specialization are economic development, money and financial institutions, and political economy. Prior to RCC, Dr. Casolari taught at the University of California, Riverside, California State Universities, Fullerton and San Bernardino, Pitzer College, and Glendale Community College.  She has published a textbook entitled “The 1st Chapter: Foundations of Economic History and The History of Economic Thought” as well as numerous articles on topics such as U.S. public assistance programs, the wage gap, microfinance, and economic education. Before her graduate studies, Dr. Casolari worked as the Federal Funds accountant for a banking institution.

Office:  Quad 23D
Telephone:  951-222-8137
Email:  Amber.Casolari@rcc.edu​​