Professor of Economics
Dr. Thornton was born in Connecticut. Upon graduating from high school, he served four years in the United States Air Force. After receiving his discharge, he attended college on the G.I. Bill. He earned a B.A. in economics from the University of Hartford in 1981. He attended Florida State University on a College of Social Sciences Fellowship, earning his M.S. in Economics in 1985.
Ed. D. - Educational Leadership - University of North Florida, Concentration in Quantitative Management
Dissertation Title: Identification of At-Risk Students in Duval County
M.S. – Economics - Florida State University
B.A. - Economics - University of Hartford
Professor of Economics, Jacksonville University, 2009 – present
Chair, Division of Accounting, Economics, and Finance, Jacksonville University, 2007 – 2010
Associate Professor of Economics, Jacksonville University, 2007 – 2009
Assistant Professor of Economics, Jacksonville University, 1988 – 2007
Statistical Consulting for Jacksonville University Orthodontics Department, 2007 – 2011
Statistical Research Assistant, Policy Sciences Program, Florida State University, 1987 – 1988
Research Associate, Economic Research Services, Incorporated, 1986 – 1987
Recent Scholarship & Research
“Assessing Root Parallelism: Comparing Panoramic Radiography and Cone-
Beam Computed Tomography,” Roth Williams International Society of
Orthodontists (RWISO) Journal, Volume 3, Number 1, Summer 2011, pp. 23 – 26, 34 (with Ginny Baker and Dipak Chudasama).
Inclination of Posterior Teeth in the Various Angle’s Classifications,” Roth Williams International Society of Orthodontists (RWISO) Journal, Volume 3, Number 1, Summer 2011, pp. 19 – 22, 34 (with Dipak Chudasama and Susan Park).
Motorcycling, bicycling, reading, and spending time with his yellow lab, Pal.