Symposium on Economics Teaching - 2020

Thu, January 23 2020, 6:30 PM - Sat, January 25 2020, 3:30 PM [CST]

333 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA, 70130, United States

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Thu, January 23 2020, 6:30 PM - Sat, January 25 2020, 3:30 PM [CST]

About the Event

Be a part of the JET SET! JET’s Symposium on Economics Teaching is a different kind of conference put on by a different kind of journal.  Through this joint effort between W. W. Norton and the Journal of Economics Teaching, learning outcomes and teaching innovations take center stage.  Each session is designed with a set of learning outcomes in mind so that you can immediately apply them to your classroom.

At this one-of-a-kind conference, economics educators of all levels will have an opportunity to present, learn, and network with others in the economics education community and with a leading publisher in economics education.    Through workshops, sessions, and informal conversations, we believe all educators will bring something truly valuable back to their departments.

As an additional opportunity for professional development, JET’s editors will lead a practical, results-oriented workshop immediately following the conference for those who want to learn what it takes to get their classroom innovations ready for publication in JET.

Note about hotel accommodations:  We have negotiated a group rate of 129 USD per night with Le Méridien New Orleans.   A link to make reservations will be provided to you in the registration confirmation email. 

Registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, and fun and entertainment Friday night

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About the Organizer

This conference is jointly sponsored by the Journal of Economics Teaching and W. W. Norton & Co. The Journal of Economics Teaching aims to be the premier outlet for innovative and groundbreaking ideas in economics education. Our community is comprised of passionate economics educators at all levels of learning. Independent and employee-owned, W. W. Norton has a celebrated history of publishing and supporting books that educate, inspire, and endure.

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Event Speakers

Dirk Mateer
Senior Lecturer

Dirk is an award-winning, Senior Lecturer at the University of Arizona featured in the "Great Teachers in Economics" series.  Among his many accolades, Dirk was the inaugural winner of the Economic Communicator Contest, the recipient of the George W. Atherton Award, Penn State’s highest teaching award, and best overall teacher in the Smeal College of Business at Penn State, the distinguished professor at University of California at San Diego, and the best large class lecture award in the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona.

http://dirkmateer.com/

Linda S. Ghent is currently a Professor in the Department of Economics at Eastern Illinois University. She is one of the creators of the Economics of Seinfeld website, and is currently co-authoring a book (with Alan P. Grant) on the subject. Much of Linda’s scholarly work has to do with teaching economics, but she also published work in labor economics and public finance. In 2017, Linda was awarded EIU’s Distinguished Faculty Award. She has also received numerous other accolades for her teaching, including the College of Sciences Teaching Excellence Award. Linda enjoys teaching a wide variety of courses, including a graduate seminar. But her favorite course is one she developed, Pop Culture Economics, which is aimed at teaching basic economic concepts to non-majors using television, movies, music, and stand-up comedy (and uses no graphs!).

Wayne Geerling
Senior Lecturer

In a career spanning almost 15 years, Wayne has taught nearly 30,000 students at 4 universities, and won department, faculty, university and national teaching awards. Wayne has developed a reputation for being innovative and interactive in teaching large core classes of up to 900 students. In this time, he has published in leading peer-reviewed journals in the fields of economics education, economic history and interdisciplinary history.

Brian O'Roark is a University Professor of Economics at Robert Morris University. He has received awards from RMU and the Middle-Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration for his use of music in the classroom. Professor O'Roark's research focuses on teaching economics, including a series of articles on the role economic education plays on how members of Congress vote and various articles on teaching economics using superheroes. He is an Associate Editor of the "Journal of Economics Teaching", the editor for Routledge Publishing’s Economics and Popular Culture series, and author of Why Superman Doesn't Take Over the World: What Superheroes Can Tell Us About Economics published by Oxford University Press. Brian is the co-author, with Dirk Mateer and Lee Coppock, of Essentials of Economics, 1st edition, a textbook for the non-major survey course published by W. W. Norton. Additionally, he is a contributor to The Ultimate Guide for Principles of Economics, The Ultimate Guide for Essentials of Economics, and Smartwork5 for Principles of Economics.

Lee Coppock is Professor of Economics and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Economics at the University of Virginia, where he has taught more than 15,000 students in Principles of Macroeconomics. He has received several teaching awards, including the 2017 Kenneth G. Elzinga Distinguished Teaching Award from the Southern Economics Association and the 2018 UVA Alumni Distinguished Professor Award. Along with Krista, his wife of 30 years, he has four children Bethany, Lee III, Kara, and Jackson.

Lucy Malakar
Associate Professor

Lucy Malakar is an award-winning Associate Professor of Economics with more than a decade of experience teaching thousands of students from diverse backgrounds. She is a skilled professor who strives to make economics accessible, interesting, and engaging through a variety of innovative methods. Lucy is active in enhancing economic education at community colleges through participation in NSF-sponsored initiatives at the Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education. In the fall of 2017, she organized and hosted a workshop with the FRED data team to teach professors from northeast Ohio colleges and universities how to use FRED data in their classes. Prior to teaching full-time, Lucy spent 15 years doing research and data analysis in the public and private sectors working for employers such as Ernst & Young, McKesson, and Case Western Reserve University.

Emily Marshall
Associate Professor

Emily Marshall is an Associate Professor of Economics at Dickinson College. Her research primarily focuses on Monetary and Macroeconomics, with a publication forthcoming in Macroeconomic Dynamics. While at the University of Kentucky, Emily was named Alpha Kappa Psi professor of the month. Emily is active in the economics teaching community, attending and serving as a presenter, discussant, session chair, and panel member at the Conference on Teaching and Research in Economics Education, the Southern Economics Association, St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank Annual Professors Conference, University of Kentucky Economics Teaching Workshop, American Economic Association, and the Lilly International Conference on College Teaching. Recently, Emily worked with W. W. Norton to create completely revised instructor and student support materials for Jones, Macroeconomics, 4th edition.

Diana Bajrami
Full Time Faculty

Diana Bajrami is a full time economics professor at College of Alameda, a community college in CA (San Francisco, Bay Area). With more than 25 years of teaching experience in higher education, Dr. Bajrami has taught introductory economics courses to thousands of students. In addition to her focus on making economics interesting and relevant, she has been doing doctoral level research on how innovation in classroom can scale up equitable student success. Moreover, she is exploring collaborations with community partners and other organizations vested in student success. She was an Education Advisory Group Fellow (2018-2019) with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco working with other educators to share best practices and innovative technology on how to best teach economics. She has worked with different publishers and authors to review and revise different principles titles and student and faculty resources. She has been a pioneer in introducing technology into the classroom, and her current focus is on embracing innovative solutions that are both robust and that preserve the academic integrity while at the same time promoting diversity in the field of economics.

Event Schedule

  • January 23, 2020
  • January 24, 2020
  • January 25, 2020
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Session A1: Making Economics Memorable Through Music and Movies

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Dirk Mateer

Brian O’Roark

Emily Marshall

Session A2

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Session B1: Adaptive Study Using InQuizitve

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Lucy Malakar

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Lunch and Keynote Speaker

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Dirk Mateer

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Session C1: Using Imagery and Data to Connect

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Lee Coppock

Emily Marshall

Session C2

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Session D1: Activities for Relatability and Connection

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Dirk Mateer

Lucy Malakar

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2019 JET Best Paper Award and Remarks

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06:30 PM
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Fun and Entertainment!

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Session E1: Activities for Application and Problem Solving

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Dirk Mateer

Brian O’Roark

Lee Coppock

Session E2

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Session F1: Online Applications, Problem-Solving and Assessment with SmartWork5

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Diana Bajrami

Session F2

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Lunch for JET Publication Workshop

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JET Publication Workshop (Optional)

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Linda Ghent

Wayne Geerling

Brian O’Roark