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Department of Economics
Robins School of Business
University of Richmond
Richmond, VA 23173

kmcgoldr@richmond.edu

Phone: 804.289.8575
Fax: 804.289.8878

Background Information


KimMarie McGoldrick is Professor of Economics at the University of Richmond, in Richmond, VA. She earned her Ph.D. in economics from SUNY Binghamton in 1992.

is Professor of Economics at the University of Richmond, in Richmond, VA. She earned her Ph.D. in economics from SUNY Binghamton in 1992.

KimMarie is active in faculty development programs, focusing primarily on mentoring and economic education. KimMarie served as a member of the American Economic Association's Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession from 1999 through 2004. A major component of this committee's mission is to mentor young women in the discipline. In 2003 she was the co-recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Leadership Award: CeMENT: Workshops for Female Untenured Faculty in Economics (SBE-0317755). Her role in this project has been to develop and facilitate mentoring programs for female economics faculty in institutions which place emphasis on both teaching and research. KimMarie's focus in economic education has led to the (co-) development of a number of economic education workshops including Service Learning in Economics, five Annual Teaching Workshops held in Wilmington NC, and she currently serves as an instructor in the the NSF funded Teaching Innovations Program (TIP).

Her pedagogical research has lead to a number of publications documenting pedagogical practices within the discipline and describing the use of nontraditional teaching techniques such as service learning. She has co-edited two volumes with the University of Michigan Press: Putting the Invisible Hand to Work: Concepts and Models of Service Learning in Economics (2003 with Andrea Ziegert) and Feminist Pedagogy in Economics (1999 with April Aerni). Her work appears in a wide range of journals including the Journal of Economic Education and the International Review of Economic Education. She currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Economic Education and is a member of the American Economic Association's Committee on Economic Education. KimMarie has won a wide range of teaching awards including the Robins School of Business Outstanding Teacher Award, the University of Richmond Outstanding Educator Award, and in 2008 she received the highest honor an educator can receive in Virginia, the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia's Outstanding Faculty Award. In 2009, she received the Henry H. Villard Research Award in Economics Education (from the National Association of Economic Educators) and the Kenneth G. Elzinga Distinguished Teaching Award (from the Southern Economic Association).

Related Pedagogical Projects

In September 2007, McGoldrick and David Colander (Middlebury College) were asked to take the lead on a project to examine the goals of the economics major as it relates to the goals of a liberal education, made possible by a grant from the Teagle Foundation to the Committee on Economic Education. The project brought together a wide range of economists to reflect on a white paper developed by McGoldrick and Colander wihch included an assessment of the status of the major as it relates to liberal education and a series of recommendations put forth to improve the relationship between the major and liberal education. A portion of the resultant white paper and reflections will appear in the American Economic Review Paper and Proceedings in May 2009 and the complete report and associated reflections have been compiled for a volume to be published by Elgar Press in late 2009.


In August 2008 McGoldrick, Scott Simkins (North Carolina A&T University), Mark Maier (Glendale Community College), and Cathy Manduca (Carleton College) were awarded an NSF grant to develop a national economics pedagogic portal highlighting innovative pedagogical practices developed both inside and outside of economics for use in undergraduate economics courses (DUE #081738 - Developing an Economics Pedagogic Portal). The result is this Starting Point-Economics site.