Faculty: William Hermann

William Hermann, Ph.D.
Senior Adjunct Faculty
San Francisco, Online
  • 415-442-6530

William "Bill" Hermann, Ph.D, has been a faculty member since 1992. As a distinguished adjunct professor, he has provided input on economic issues for ABC7, most recently on minimum wage issues. Bill has a colorful history. He holds the Distinguished Flying Cross, having served in combat with the Eighth Air Force. Bill has worked with Shell, Bechtel and was chief economist at Chevron. As a colleague, Bill is interested and interesting. Bill keeps colleagues up to date on economic issues, has a great sense of humor, and is very engaged with students.

He currently works as an economics consultant and teaches international trade and finance, economics for managers.


  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley
  • MA, South Dakota State University
  • BA, Economics, Washington University


  • 1978 - 1993: Chief Economist, Chevron Corporation
  • 1975 - 1978: Staff Economist, Chevron Corporation
  • 1971 - 1977: Part-Time Instructor: U.C. Berkeley
  • 1969 - 1970: Visiting Professor Economics, Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota
  • 1967 - 1969: Associate Professor of Economics, South Dakota State University
  • 1970 - 1975: Project Economist, Chevron Corporation
  • 1965 - 1966: Part-Time Instructor, University of Liberia, Monrovia
  • 1964 - 1967: Program Economist, Bechtel Corporation
  • 1975 - 1978: Staff Economist, Chevron Corporation
  • 1948 - 1960: Marketing, Shell
  • 1943 - 1945: First Leutenant, USAF


  • Co-Author, Journal, "People to People," Economics Delegation to the U.S.S.R., August 1989.
  • Co- Author, "California and the Pacific Rim," Pacific Rim Task Force Report for the California Economic Development Co., May 1986.
  • Author, Testimony before the Subcommittee on International Economic Policy of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, "Sustaining U.S. Economic Growth and the Continuing Third World Debt Problem," October 1985.
  • Author of "Reading the Economic Signs" in Strategies for Recovery in the Eighties, Oil Daily, July 1983.
  • Co-Author of "Conservation Options: Purchasing Power and Energy Consumption" in Energy Options and Conservation, The International Research Center for Energy and Economic Development, University of Colorado; Boulder, Colorado, 1978.
  • Author of "Social Engineering in the Third World" in Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 1975.
  • Author of Economic Development and Feasibility studies in Korea, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, and Indonesia.


  • Distinguished Flying Cross (Air Force)