Dr. William Legg

Dr. William E. Legg

Adjunct Professor

Email: leggw@tntemple.edu


  • Ph.d. in Economics from Florida State University

Academic Experience

  • Instructor Economics and Finance in School of Business at Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida (1971 – 1974)
  • Instructor in College of Business and Director of Marketing Program at Stetson University, Deland, Florida (1974 – 1977)
  • Associate Professor (with tenure) at Georgia State University College of Business, Atlanta, Georgia (1977 – 1987)
  • Adjunct Professor of Economics at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (1991 – present)
  • Adjunct Professor of Economics at Chattanooga State Community College (2011 – present)
  • Adjunct Professor of Economics and Finance at Bryan College Adult Education Division (2013 – present)

Teaching Specializations

  • Economics (Macro, Micro, Money and Banking at graduate and undergraduate levels)
  • Finance
  • Marketing

Ministry & Professional Experience

  • Teach Sunday School at Chapel Hill Methodist Church in Dunlap, Tennessee.
  • Captain USAF and Combat Pilot and Viet Nam veteran (1963 to 1968).
  • Founded, was CEO (part time from 1972 to 1987 and full time from 1987 to 1991) and eventually sold MarKon Research Associates, Inc. (1972 – 1991). Company specialized in Management, Financial Consulting plus Economic Forecasting.
  • Founded MarKon Group, Inc. for real estate construction and development activity (1988 – 2006).
  • Senior Economist and Senior Manager for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee from 1991 thru 1998. While at BCBST, acted as Senior Manager and Director of: Health Economics Research Department; Market Research Department; Actuarial and Statistical Reporting; the Corporate Economic and Financial Forecasting Department; Product Development Team.
  • Left BCBST in 1998 to return to self employment in real estate and consulting industries.
  • Self-employed as consulting forensic economist at this time.

Membership in Academic Organizations

  • Past member of American Economic Association and Association of Business Economists

Denominational & Community Service

  • Currently teach Sunday School and on church building committee.

Publications & Presentations

  • Many publications. List is available upon request.

Special Recognitions

  • Member Pi Kappa Phi national academic honor society; granted several fellowships for graduate study; funded graduate research in Yugoslavia and Eastern Europe fully funded by grant and honorariums. Established and Director of the Research Center for Real Estate and Land Economics at Georgia State University. Was funded by Georgia financial institutions with a budget of about $300,000 to $500,000 per year. It’s purpose was to provide forecasts of economic forecasts for the real estate and financial industries on a quarterly basis for the Atlanta region and for Georgia.