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James A. Hefner, PhD

Born: 1941 AD
Currently alive, at 80 years of age.

1941 – Dr. Hefner was born in Brevard, NC, on the 20th of June.


19?? – He married the former Edwina Long and in their union they have reproduced three boys: Christopher, Jonathan and David.


Dr. Hefner’s educational background consist of the folowing:


1957 – 1961 BS in Business Administration     North Carolina A & T State University

1961 – 1962 MA in Economics     Atlanta University

1965 – 1971 PhD in Economics     University of Colorado


2006 – present:  Nonresident Fellow at Harvard University’s W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research


2005 – present:  Holds the positions of President Emeritus and the Thomas/Patricia Frist Professor of Economics & Business at TSU in Nashville, Tennessee.