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October 2021 Department Digest and Awards

October 2021 Department Digest and Awards

Our faculty and staff are always doing amazing things. View the latest Department Digest to see what they have been up to and catch what they’re saying in the media


Dean Josh Hall co-edited the book: " Off-Campus Study, Study Abroad, and Study Away in Economics Leaving the Blackboard Behind." This volume discusses diverse methodologies in economics education, focusing on experiential economic education away from campus through study abroad, study away, and other off-campus programs. These twenty-three chapters provide a ‘how-to’ guide for economic educators looking to expand their pedagogical repertoire, whether they want to take students to Ireland to study Adam Smith or South Africa to study poverty. Readers are provided with information about the economic content of the course as well as the nuts-and-bolts of on-the-ground experiences. Delivering a modern take on economic education, this volume is intended for economics educators wishing to engage students in new and creative ways.

Hospitality and Tourism 

Along with his co-authors and other contributors, our hospitality and tourism professor, and HITLab director is a part of a new book: Hospitality and Tourism Management 2nd edition, published by the  American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute and the  National Restaurant Association. This book will be widely used in the U.S. and globally, as part of the high school curriculum. 

Undergraduate Recruitment 

Graham Peace, associate dean for undergraduate programs and academic affairs, and Rebel Smith, assistant dean of undergraduate recruitment, were published in Academic Impressions for their article, " Discovering and Acting on Your Students’ Post-Pandemic Online Preferences". Preview of publication: "There’s a risk in assuming that our students want what students in recent years have “always” wanted, or that what they think a return to “normalcy” may look like matches what decision-makers at your institution think it may look like. It’s critical to ask the students and be responsive to their answers." Rebel Smith and A. Graham Peace discuss, and share results from, a survey of their students learning preferences and the importance of gathering and acting on this information.

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