Faculty: William Hermann

William Hermann, Ph.D.

Senior Adjunct Faculty
San Francisco, Online

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.


ECON 340
International Trade and Finance


  • 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)