Strauss has taught as an adjunct faculty member at Loyola University Chicago and Webster University in Chicago. He currently teaches at DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, and at the University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies. At the latter institution, he was named winner of the 2010 Excellence in Teaching Award in the Business and Professional Programs. He was recognized by the University at Buffalo as a Distinguished Alumni in 2012.
His research papers include analysis of the manufacturing sector, the automotive sector, the Midwest regional economy, the trade-weighted dollar, business cycles and Federal Reserve payments operations.
Strauss has been interviewed on numerous television and radio shows and quoted in the major business magazines and newspapers. He has also provided testimony concerning manufacturing issues to the U.S. Senate.
He is a past president of the Chicago Association of Business Economists; a past board member for the National Association for Business Economics; a member of the National Business Economics Issues Council; a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the University at Buffalo; a member of the Advisory Board for the Center of Excellence on Human Capital, Technology Transfer and Economic Growth and Development, a member of the Advisory Council for the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Center for Economic Education; a member of the Economic Advisory Committee for the Council on Competitiveness; a board member of Global Interdependence Center; and a member of the Council of Great Lakes Governors Maritime Advisory Committee.
Strauss earned a B.A. in economics and geography from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and an M.A. in economics from Northwestern University. He is a Certified Business Economist™ (CBE), the certification in business economics and data analytics developed by the National Association for Business Economics. It documents a professional’s accomplishment, experience, abilities and demonstrates mastery of the body of knowledge critical for a successful career in the field of economics and data analytics.
Rocky Mountain Economic Summit
Presentation | July 10, 2014
National Association of Business Economists - Economic Measurement Seminar | July 30, 2012
Getting the Euro to Work | July 25, 2012
Rockford Area Realtors | July 19, 2012
Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce | July 19, 2012
University of Illinois Chicago Center for Economic Education | July 18, 2012
Risk Management Association – Chicago Chapter | July 17, 2012
William Blair | June 11, 2012
National Association of Business Economists Industry Conference | May 31, 2012
Georgia State University | May 23, 2012
Commercial Carriers Journal Spring Symposium | May 22, 2012
Automation Conference | May 21, 2012
Drexel University | May 18, 2012
MEMA Financial Services Group | May 16, 2012
Global Automotive Outlook Symposium | May 16, 2012
Kentwood-Wyoming Business Forum | May 11, 2012
National Association of Personal Financial Advisors | May 10, 2012
Builder 12 | May 10, 2012
Ship Masters | May 9, 2012
National Business Economics Issues Council | May 9, 2012
Great Lakes Maritime Academy | May 5, 2012
Loyola University Chicago | April 18, 2012