The Southern Economic Association has named KimMarie McGoldrick, professor of economics in the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business, its 2009 recipient of the Kenneth G. Elzinga Distinguished Teaching Award.

The award annually honors one or more faculty members for outstanding contributions to economics education.

SEA noted that McGoldrick is “a highly innovative teacher and a pioneer in the integration of service learning into economics education. She has developed numerous activities that promote student involvement in the local community and enhance their understanding of basic economic concepts.”

Robert Schmidt, interim dean of the Robins School, said McGoldrick “has focused all phases of her career on teaching — through excellence in the classroom, course-based service learning, national programs and workshops that develop innovative teaching, or research in many areas of economic education. She is respected nationally and richly deserves this award.” 

During the past decade, McGoldrick has organized or co-organized 11 economic education workshops. She serves on the American Economic Association’s Committee on Economic Education and is a workshop coordinator and cooperative learning module director for the NSF-funded Teaching Innovations Program. She is co-principal investigator for Starting Point Economics, which is developing a Web site that will introduce teaching innovations, idea sharing and tools for integrating and assessing classroom innovations.

McGoldrick also is the 2009 recipient of the Henry H. Villard Research Award from the National Association of Economic Educators.

Along with David Colander of Middlebury College, McGoldrick received a grant from the Teagle Foundation in 2007 to develop a report assessing the economics major as part of a liberal education and recommend changes. Their resulting book, “Educating Economists: The Teagle Discussion Re-Evaluating the Undergraduate Economics Major,” will be published this month.

McGoldrick holds a B.S. in accounting from the State University of New York at Oswego and both master’s and doctoral degrees in economics from the State University of New York at Binghamton.


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