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Amber Casolari

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Associate Professor of Economics/Director of the Glenn Hunt Center for Teaching Excellence
4800 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA 92506

Phone:(951) 222-8137

Background Information

Amber Casolari is an associate professor of economics at Riverside City College. She is also the Faculty Development Coordinator and is the founding director of the Glenn Hunt Center for Teaching Excellence. In this position she is responsible for creating an array of professional development workshops for over 300 full-time and over 600 part-time faculty. Amber earned her Ph.D. in economics in 2001 from the University of California at Riverside. Her fields of specialization are US Poverty, Political Economy, Money and Financial Institutions, and Economic Development.

Amber has coauthored a foundational economics text entitled "The First Chapter". In addition, she coauthored a writing-across-the-curriculum manual for faculty entitled "Writing is Learning". She is currently working on a paper that explores why community college students withdraw from courses at Riverside City College.

Related Pedagogical Projects

Amber served as a Field Tester for a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded project exploring the adaptability of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) discipline teaching innovations in economics (DUE #0411037 - Implications of STEM Discipline Education Research for Instructional Innovation and Assessment in Economic Education) awarded to Scott Simkins (North Carolina A&T State University) and Mark Maier (Glendale Community College).