Economics

Elizabeth Clayton Memorial Scholarship

 

Elizabeth Clayton

Elizabeth M. Clayton joined the Department of Economics in 1968 after receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Washington (Seattle). She was professor of economics from 1968 until she retired in 1992.  She also served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at UMSL. 

Elizabeth Clayton won the "triple crown" in economics as the first female professor hired, first female promoted and granted tenure, and first female to serve as department chair.  She inspired many students and was a valued colleague in the department.   In 1997, she received the University's Women Trailblazers Award.  She was a specialist in Soviet economics, especially of the agricultural sector. During her career, she was a fellow at Harvard University Law School, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and Moscow State University.  She passed away in June 1999 after a battle with cancer. 

Each semester or year the department awards a scholarship to the student who demonstrates academic excellence. This scholarship is named in memory of Elizabeth M. Clayton.

 

Fall/Spring

Graduate

Undergraduate

 AY2013-14

 Margaret Evans

 Aaron Lombard

AY2012-13 

Trung Ly 

Gregory Nelson

AY2011-12

Sarah Calhoun / Laura Darby

Gregory Nelson / Jack Miller

AY2010-11

Melissa Deustch / Laura Darby

My Nguyen / Margaret Evans

AY2009-10

George Feller / Matthew Porter

Julia Kreis / Trung Ly

AY2008-09

Joshua Leesmann / Alla Koyen

Laura Darby / Adam Richardson

AY2007-08

 Benjamin Mason / Vikram Kumar Kenneth Schmied / Mitch Downey

AY2006-07

Juan Fung / Robert Schupp

Joshua Leesmann / Aleksey Kazakevich

AY2005-06

Shannon Wobbe  / Li Li

 Jeptha Bergerac / Brain Dick

AY2004-05

Kathleen Early /Daniel Ribaudo

Yvette Travnickova / Christin Cooper

AY2003-04

Brian Buckles

 

AY2002-03

Ian Schmutte

Joshua Ulrich