Dr. Otto Lenhart

Dr. Otto Lenhart

  • Position:  Assistant Professor
  • Department:  Marketing, Supply Chain Logistics, and Economics
  • Office Location:  Bldg 53 Room 100A
  • olenhart@uwf.edu
  • Campus: 8504742667


Dr. Otto Lenhart, who specializes in the fields of health, labor and public economics, joined UWF as an Assistant Professor in 2016 after earning a Ph.D. in Economics from Emory University.

He also has a M.A. in Economics from Emory, where he worked on his dissertation and taught four undergraduate courses in the Department of Economics. Prior to graduate school, he received a B.A. in Economics and Finance from Valdosta State University.

Lenhart has written several research papers on the effects of income assistance programs on health outcomes, not only in the United States but also in Germany, the United Kingdom and other nations. His previous work examines potential health effects of higher minimum wages, a more generous Earned Income Tax Credit, economic shocks and an expansion of the dependent coverage mandate.

At Emory, Lenhart won the Graduate Student Research Award of Excellence. At Valdosta State, he was chosen the Economics Student of the Year, Outstanding Male Academic Athlete of the Year, All-American Student Athlete and won the NCAA Division II Tennis National Championship.