Dr. Brian Hollar

Associate Professor of Finance

Director of Economics Program

Accounting, Economics & Finance

Brian Hollar

Contact Information

Contact via email


Ballston Center, 5068

Academic Credentials

B.S., Virginia Tech
M.B.A., University of Florida
J.D., Ph.D., George Mason University

Teaching Areas

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Managerial Economics
  • Quantitative Methods

Research Interests

  • Economics of Religion
  • Law and Economies
  • Public Choice
  • Economic Development

Brian J. Hollar is director of Marymount’s undergraduate Economics program. Dr. Hollar’s current research involves investigating the effects of religiosity on marriage markets. His areas of research include the economics of religion, law and economics, public choice, and economic development.

Prior to entering academia, Dr. Hollar worked for some of world’s largest corporations, includng Mitsubishi, Westinghouse, Siemens, IBM, and DuPont. Dr. Hollar’s professional background includes working in project management, engineering, sales, and marketing roles with significant international business experience. Six of these years were spent in an intense cross-cultural Japanese-American work environment.

Dr. Hollar received a Ph.D. in Economics at George Mason University, a law degree from George Mason University, an M.B.A. from the University of Florida, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech. He is currently an active member of the Virginia bar.

In additional to his academic and professional background, Dr. Hollar loves to travel. He has visited seven continents (including Antarctica), 28 countries, and all 50 states so far.