Professor of Economics, is noted for his courses and professional papers on public finance as well as monetary theory and policy. Ankrom has published papers in the The Eastern Economic Journal, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, and Litigation Economics Review. Former Chair of the Department, he has visited and done research on Nordic economies while living in Sweden during sabbatical visits at the Swedish Institute for Social Research. Ankrom is also the men's faculty representative to the North Coast Athletic Conference and the NCAA.
He earned his B.A. at Otterbein College, and both his M.A. and Ph.D. from Notre Dame. He joined the Wittenberg faculty in 1982.