The late Dr. Dale Haywood served on the Mackinac Center for Public Policy Board of Scholars from 1988 until his death on Sept. 5, 2006.

A Student’s Tribute to a Hero

‘Economic Icon’ Dale M. Haywood ________________________________________

Elements of his distinguished academic and professional career appear below.


1980 Ph.D. - University of North Texas, Denton, Texas Finance major

1965 M.B.A. - Rampart College, Larkspur, Colorado Business philosophy major

1961 B.A. - University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska Economics major


1965 to date - Northwood University, Midland, Michigan, Professor of Business and Finance

1964-65 - Nickey Chevrolet, Chicago, Illinois Assistant to the president

1962-63 - Chase Manhattan Bank, New York City, New York Personal trust administrator

1959-62 - Arcadia State Bank, Arcadia, Nebraska Cashier and director


Book - When We are Free - now in its third edition co-author

Articles - in various national publications such as The Freeman, Vital Speeches, and Association of Private Enterprise Education


Received the Faculty Excellence Award from Northwood University, 1981 and 1993

Received the Faculty Excellence Award from Northwood University's senior classes in 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, and 1992

From Dr. Dale M. Haywood

The Free Enterprise Philosophy in a 12-Cell Matrix

This is a transcription of the last public speech given by Dr. Dale M. Haywood. Dr. Haywood taught economics and philosophy at Northwood University for almost four decades and was a founding member of the Mackinac Center's Board of Scholars. This speech describes why private property, a free market, a profit and loss system and limited government are necessary components for allowing people to prosper. … more

Concentrated Philosophies

What are the implied message and philosophy behind a bumper sticker that reads PEOPLE NOT PROFITS? … more