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Liz Perry-Sizemore

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Economics
Randolph College
2500 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24503
epsizemore@randolphcollege.edu

Phone: (434) 947-8504
Fax: (434) 947-8138

Background Information


Elizabeth Perry-Sizemore is Assistant Dean at Randolph College (founded as Randolph-Macon Woman's College), where she is also Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics. She earned her Ph.D. in economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2004.

Liz is the past director of the competitive and college-wide Student/Faculty Summer Research Program at Randolph-Macon Woman's College. She is an elected Social Sciences Councilor with the Council on Undergraduate Research and a faculty advisor to the online student-refereed journal Illinois Wesleyan Undergraduate Economic Review (IWUER). Liz also serves on the board of the Virginia Association of Economists.

Liz advises independent undergraduate research projects in a number of her classrooms, but also engages in student/faculty community-based research collaborations with undergraduate students through paid summer research positions, independent studies, experiential learning opportunities, and her service learning public economics course. Currently, she and several students are examining the neighborhood effects of a local non-profit's efforts to restore condemned residences in Lynchburg, Virginia. A number of Liz's students have presented their work to the local community and at regional conferences. Others serve as student editors to the IWUER.

Liz (with M. Borg) is currently studying the effects of undergraduate research experiences on both liberal learning and critical thinking skills. Her other research interest is the economics of state-supported merit-based postsecondary aid.