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Dr. Chad Cotti

CCSA Board Vice President

Dr. Chad Cotti is the Oshkosh Corporation Endowed Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, as well as a Research Affiliate of the Center for Demography of Health and Aging at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a B.S. in Quantitative Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, an M.P.A. from the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Policy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Dr. Cotti’s professional research focuses on health economics, economic development, the economics of education, and public policy. His work has been covered by many prominent media sources, such as The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Boston Globe, USA Today, The New York Times Magazine, and The Washington Post.

Chad and his wife both grew up in the Madison area, but lived in South Carolina after graduate school, before returning to Wisconsin when they moved to Appleton in the summer of 2008. They are grateful to be able to raise their two children in such a wonderful and supportive environment. Chad’s service on the CCSA Board began in September of 2019. He looks forward to supporting Classical School alongside board members, administrators, staff and parents who are dedicated to the mission and vision of the school.