Robins School of Business professor receives Outstanding Faculty Award from State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
January 29, 2008
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia has named KimMarie McGoldrick, a professor of economics at the University of Richmond's Robins School of Business, the recipient of a 2008 Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award.
The award, sponsored by Dominion, is the highest honor given by the commonwealth to faculty from all sectors of higher education in Virginia. It recognizes superior accomplishment in teaching, research, knowledge integration and service to the professor's institution and the public. Winners receive a $5,000 stipend.
McGoldrick, who has been teaching at Richmond since 1992, is praised by her students and colleagues for incorporating service, experience and connections to the real world into her work.
"Dr. McGoldrick's teachings enabled me to look beyond the seemingly plain economic data and statistics and visualize the individual people and decisions that are enveloped within the numbers," former student Jerry Holly said.
Robert Schmidt, chairman of Richmond's economics department, said, "When I assess a colleague's body of work, I ask the question, has she made an impact in her fields. For KimMarie, the answer is unequivocally yes."
Jorge Haddock, dean of the university's Robins School of Business, praised McGoldrick as an exemplary scholar and teacher "who combines her talent for research with her passion for inspiring our students to advance the body of knowledge."
McGoldrick conducts research in economics education and labor market information. Her most recent research has been developing and assessing new methods of economics education, with a focus on service learning and cooperative research. She has published two books, "Putting the Invisible Hand to Work: Concepts and Models of Service Learning in Economics" and "Valuing Us All: Feminist Pedagogy and Economics." Her research has been published by The Journal of Economic Education, the American Economist and Feminist Economics, among others.
McGoldrick has helped organize eleven economics education workshops since 1996. Her most recent efforts contribute to the NSF-funded Teaching Innovations Program, which promotes the scholarship of teaching and learning in addition to traditional workshop activities. She is a member of the Society of Economic Educators and the American Economics Association's Committee on Economic Education, and a former board member of AEA's Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession.
McGoldrick received her B.S. in accounting from the State University of New York at Oswego and holds both master's and doctoral degrees in economics from the State University of New York at Binghamton.
An active participant in the university community, she has served on many committees and advisory boards, including the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement steering committee, Women Involved in Living in Learning advisory board, and the Service Learning advisory board.
McGoldrick and 11 other 2008 OFA winners from public and private colleges and universities in the commonwealth will be introduced on the floor of the General Assembly and later receive their awards in a ceremony at The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond.