Mark Maier

Department of Economics
Glendale Community College

Glendale, CA 91208
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Phone: 818-240-1000 Ext. 5468

Background Information

Mark Maier
teaches economics at Glendale Community College (California). He earned his Ph.D. in economics from the Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research in 1980.

Between 2001 and 2004 Mark was a scholar in the CASTL program at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He has published several articles on cooperative learning and is the author of four books: Just-in-Time Teaching: Across the Disciplines, Across the Academy (with Scott Simkins), Introducing Economics: A Critical Guide for Teaching (with Julie Nelson), The Data Game: Controversies in Social Science Statistics (with Jennifer Imazeki); and City Unions: Managing Discontent in New York City.

Related Pedagogical Projects
Over the past decade Mark has been PI or co-PI on five National Science Foundation projects, including three in collaboration with the Science Education Resource Center. Beginning in August 2008, Mark has worked with Scott Simkins, KimMarie McGoldrick and Cathy Manduca on Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics, 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). In November 2010, Mark and Cathy began another NSF project, DUE #1043245 - Adapting effective outreach and workshop practices to improve community college instruction and since May 2012, Mark has worked with Heather Macdonald and Katherine Rowell on DUE # 1238279 - Supporting community college faculty across the STEM disciplines.