David Schodt

Initial Publication Date: March 13, 2009
David Schodt

Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Innovation in the Liberal Arts
Department of Economics
St. Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057 schodt@stolaf.edu


Background Information

David Schodt is Professor of Economics at St. Olaf College, where he also directs the Center for Innovation in the Liberal Arts. He received his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, an M.A. in Public Administration/Policy Analysis, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has taught at St. Olaf College since 1977. His primary teaching responsibilities include economic development and microeconomics. His research interests and publications focus on economic policy and political change in Ecuador, where he served as a Peace Corps volunteer, and later returned as a Fulbright Research Fellow.

He has been involved with case teaching since 1991 when he received a Pew Faculty Fellowship in International Affairs from the Kennedy School of Government. He was co-leader of several workshops on case teaching for staff members of the Economic Development Institute at the World Bank, and he has led a number of case teaching workshops for faculty at liberal arts colleges.

Related Pedagogical Projects

David is the founding director of St. Olaf College's learning and teaching center, the Center for Innovation in the Liberal Arts. He is a Teagle Assessment Scholar with the Wabash Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts, and he works with the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching Learning (CASTL).