UMSL Tutoring Lab (Sharon G. Levin Economic Resource Center) featured in UMSL Daily, 12/13/21
Professor Marie Mora has been selected as the 2022 recipient of the biennial Academic Achievement Award from the American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE’s highest honor for research/scholarship).
Mentors, friends shape economics graduate Alyssa Leibold’s experience at UMSL
Alyssa Leibold graduated with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics after completing the BS/MA Dual Degree Program.
Marie Mora joins panel at the Women in Economics Symposium | UMSL Daily
Marie Mora, UMSL’s provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, joined a panel moderated by Gail Heyne Hafer last Thursday during the second night of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ Women in Economics Symposium. The other panelists were Lisa Cook and Abigail Wozniak.
Ask an expert: Lea-Rachel Kosnik discusses renewed focus on climate action and its connection to economics
Professor Lea-Rachel Kosnik researches environmental economics and energy economics and has authored papers published in such journals as Economics of Disasters and Climate Change, Journal of Benefit Cost Analysis, Climatic Change and the International Review of Law and Economics. Read more here
Mike Allison helped UMSL and the Department of Economics pivot to online learning at the start of the COVID pandemic in spring 2020
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Jake Krutzsch (BS/MA) student provided advice to new UMSL students as an UMSL Student Ambassador
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Marie Mora receives Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Marie Mora was one of 11 individual recipients of Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. Read more here.
Alyssa Leibold co-authors paper modeling pandemic plans
MA student Alyssa Leibold recently co-authored a paper as part of a mentoring program at NIST (National Institute of Standads & Tch) in DC. They used EDGe$ software to model pandemic resilience plans for universities. Read the paper here.
Economics alumna Lauren Dickens supports students, faculty at St. Charles Community College
During her first year at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, Lauren Dickens took “Principles of Microeconomics” with Susan Feigenbaum, curators’ distinguished teaching professor emerita, and loved it. She changed her major to economics and embarked on a career that led her from the UMSL College of Arts and Sciences to St. Charles Community College, where she was named dean of health and technical sciences in April. Read more here.
Terran Hill bound for prestigious law school after earning degree in economics
Spring 2020 graduate Terran Hill found support and friendship in UMSL’s close-knit Department of Economics, and the knowledge he gained helped prepare him to reach his next goal: law school. He now plans to attend Cornell Law School. Read more here.
UMSL faculty, students featured on St. Louis Fed’s ‘Women in Economics’ podcast
Associate Provost Marie Mora (right) responds to a question during a recording of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ “Women in Economics” podcast on Feb. 20 in the J.C. Penney Conference Center. Mora and Professor Lea-Rachel Kosnik (left) were guests of host Mary Suiter (center), and the show, released March 31, also featured conversations with UMSL economics students Maia Elkana (who obtained her MA in Spring 2020), Ashlee Sprock, Hannah Drury, Geraldine Germain, and Sindi Ceta. Read more here.
Economics Chair Anne Winkler shared her insights into the COVID-19 crisis with a WalletHub panel in June. UMSL Daily
Economics Alum Tom Minogue receives Business Journal C-Suite Awards
The St. Louis Business Journal celebrated local business leaders working in a variety of roles and across different industries last week when it presented its first-ever C-Suite Awards.
The honorees included a trio of alumni from the University of Missouri–St. Louis.
Tom Minogue, a 1976 graduate in economics, received the top honor, the Legacy Award, in recognition of his roughly two decades of leadership as chairman of Thompson Coburn LLP.
“It was unexpected and humbling,” Minogue said of his award. “I’ve actually gotten to give away a lot of awards at Business Journal events over the years and have been somebody who would introduce people. This was the first award I’ve gotten from the Business Journal.” Read more here
Former Green Card Lottery winner Ehsan Davarzany earns master’s degree in economics
Ehsan Davarzany, a native of Iran, earned his master’s degree in economics from UMSL six years after immigrating to the United States after winning the Diversity Visa Lottery. Read about it in UMSL Daily.
Andrew Tipping (MA 2019)
, and Assistant Professor James Shuls
had a paper on the cross-subsidization of teacher pensions published on June 3, 2020 in Educational Researcher. Read the paper here.
Maia Elkana (MA 2020) advocates for families with power of math
By trade, Maia Elkana is a social worker, nonprofit founder and doula. To really understand her, though, you need to know that she’s a self-identified math nerd who loves solving problems.
“When I took linear algebra, it was the most fun class I’ve ever taken in my whole college career,” she said. “I say that unironically. I’m so serious. It’s really fun.”
Elkana, a University of Missouri–St. Louis MA Economics Spring 2020 graduate, wants to use math – economic and statistical modeling – to rethink how public policy serves children and families. She’s also confident it can help nonprofits aid those in need more effectively. Read more here.
Karl Guenther (MA 2018) appointed director of UMSL’s Anchor Institution Initiative
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A new role for UMSL Econ Alum Tom Minogue (BA 1976)!
Led by Chair Tom Minogue, St. Louis Regional Chamber
launches Regional Economic Development Alliance
The St. Louis Regional Chamber has launched an independent subsidiary focused exclusively on economic development and buisness recruitment in the St. Louis metropolitan area, the St. Louis Regional Economic Development Alliance. Thompson Coburn Chairman Tom Minogue, the board chair of the St. Louis Regional Chamber, has joined the Alliance's board, along with the 14 other top executives from businessess across the metro region. Read more here
Alumnus Nate Oatis (BA 2019) aims to help kids overcome trauma by teaching mindfulness, meditation
Nate Oatis can explain his purpose in a single story, one that resides at the forefront of his memory.
It is sure to linger, too, in the minds of people with whom he shares it.
The year was 2017. His wife, Heather, was teaching English language arts to seventh-graders at Yeatman-Liddell Preparatory Middle School on the north side of St. Louis. That year, she lost three of her students to gun violence and another to the juvenile justice system.
That June, Oatis was joining her at the latest funeral – for a 13-year-old known as Little Anthony. He and Heather were seated among the congregation when Anthony’s friend, Maquist, joined them.
“I could feel him fight back and holding these tears,” Oatis said. “A 13-year-old trying to be manly and tough at a funeral for his friend, who succumbed to gun violence.”
Oatis remembers putting his arm around the boy and embracing him.
“He just melted, man, just started sobbing.” Oatis said. “And it absolutely broke my heart.”
It also called Oatis into action. Read more here
Anne Winkler delivers plenary talk at Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education
Anne Winkler shares a goal with the American Economic Association’s Committee on Economic Education.
Namely, the chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Missouri–St. Louis wants to see students get excited about economics and aims to encourage them to major in the discipline and work in the field.
Winkler is particularly motivated to help bring more women and underrepresented groups into the profession – something she knows starts with grabbing their attention and piquing their interest in their first principles classes.
“We need to do a better job of helping students see how incredibly interesting and relevant economics is,” Winkler said. Read more here
Congratulations to Dr. Trung Ly (BS 2011, MA 2013), a brand new Econ PhD from Notre Dame!
Trung is pictured with his wife Ai-Anh and daughter Athena (who loved the cap!). Trung will join the Department of Economics at Univ of West Georgia as a tenure-track assistant professor!
(Right)Trung Ly presented his poster on "A Qualitative Analysis of Economic Growth in the United States from 1970 to 2008" at the 2010 Undergraduate School Research Fair. Trung began the Economics PhD program at Notre Dame in Fall 2013.
Continuous improvement a recurrent theme for May dual-degree economics grad Nicolette Seder (BS/MA 2018)
For the past seven years, Nicolette Seder has not been able to shake the feeling of being in near-constant motion.
Motherhood, a full-time job and pursuing two degrees will do that to you.
“I never take breaks. I don’t eat lunch,” Seder said. “No, just kidding. But sort of.”
She has to make sure her 7-year-old daughter, Skylar, gets to school by 7:35. Then it’s off to work at Unyson Logistics, where she serves as a senior continuous improvement analyst. Then to the campus of the University of Missouri–St. Louis, where she is finishing up a BS and MA in economics through a 2+3 program. - UMSL Daily
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UMSL Econ Alum, Jesse Wolfersberger (MA 2009) appeared on the cover of Incentive Magazine in April 2019.
He is Chief Data Officer for Maritz Motivation Solutions. http://www.incentivemag.com/
Economics alumna leads St. Louis Fed’s award-winning education initiatives
Suiter, a University of Missouri–St. Louis alumna and the assistant vice president and economic education officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, was in London for the Central Banking Awards, accepting an award for the St. Louis Fed’s financial inclusion initiatives.
She hobnobbed with colleagues from countries such as Australia, South Africa, Luxembourg, Israel, Ukraine, China and Malaysia at the London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square, less than two miles from Buckingham Palace. After accepting the award, she had her picture taken with the trophy in front of a backdrop. - UMSL Daily
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See link to paper published in Health Services Review on hospital readmissions. Co-authored by UMSL Econ alum Mat Reidhead (BS/MA 2006):
Dave Rose, Professor of Economics at UMSL, has a new book just published by Oxford University Press called Why Culture Matters Most.
Economics Alumna Stefaniya Ivanova (BS 2018) is set to begin a temporary job at TD Ameritrade after graduating in December.
Economics Professor Emerita Susan Feigenbaum was recently featured in UMSL Daily
where she was interviewed about Proud to Be First Scholars Program, which will provide professional guidance to frist generation college students here at UMSL.
It will launch Fall 2019. She and her husband Dr. Jay S.Pepose
hope to increase the likelihood of these studetns succeeding. See article here.
Natalie Orf is the first recipient of the Manjarrez Hawn and Centene Charitable Foundation Scholarship in Economics!
UMSL's Department of Economics 2017 Alumni Award recipient Mary Suiter was a guest columnist in the April 3, 2018 edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Mary Suiter has been named a recipient of the 2018 UMSL Distinguished Alumni Award! Congratulations Mary! See more here.