Dr. Timothy Nash | Director, The McNair Center

Tim Nash joined Northwood in 1980 and received a B.B.A. from the university, an M.A. in Economics from Central Michigan University, and his doctorate from Wayne State University. Dr. Nash leads specialty programs, research and continuing and executive education programming for Northwood University system-wide. He is a professor of Economics and Business for the undergraduate program and is a professor of Economics and Public Policy at the DeVos Graduate School. Nash is also the director of Northwood’s McNair Center for the Advancement of Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. Nash is the holder of the David E. Fry Endowed Chair in Free Market Economics at Northwood University. His travels and research have taken him to over 30 countries from China and Mexico to Poland and Switzerland where he also participated in academic colloquiums.

Dr. Nash is an adjunct scholar with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, an adjunct scholar with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in Washington, D.C., and is the former State Director of Economic Education for the clergy for the State of Michigan. Dr. Nash has co-authored four books including When We Are Free (with foreword by Dr. Milton Friedman) and In Defense of Capitalism (co-authored with Dr. Richard M. Ebeling, and Dr. Keith A. Pretty). Nash and his colleagues have conducted research and consulting for a number of Fortune 500 companies and their organizations including GM/UAW/PEL, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), the Auto Care Association, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Chrysler, and Dow Corning Corporation. Nash is responsible for researching and publishing the Northwood University Monthly Economic Outlook, Auto Care Association’s monthly industry indicator’s report and its monthly Business Confidence Index which is done in conjunction with Northwood University. Nash has addressed national and international forums related to the economy and automobile industry in China, Europe and North America. He serves on the boards of the Free Enterprise Institute (FEI) in Houston, Texas, Junior Achievement of Central Michigan, the Great Lakes Bay Economic Club and Gerace Construction Incorporated.

Nash is a frequent guest on Michigan-based ABC, NBC and CBS television stations, Michigan Talk Radio, and the Paul W. Smith and Frank Beckman Shows on WJR Radio. His writing and interviews have appeared in publications as diverse as The Detroit News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Automotive News, Aftermarket Business, Aftermarket News, The New Jersey Star Ledger, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, CNBC, Yahoo Finance, Wall Street Journal/MarketWatch, Harvard University’s Better, Faster, Cheaper and The International Review of Economics. Nash resides in Midland, MI with his wife, Pam, and is the father of four adult children and grandfather to Ella, John George, Brady, Caroline, Evelyn and Bennett …his pride and joy!