Gail Hoyt

Initial Publication Date: February 23, 2009
Gail M. Hoyt

Professor of Economics

335D Department of Economics
Gatton College of Business and Economics
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0034

Phone: 859.257.2517
Fax: 859.323.1920

Background Information

Gail Hoyt is Professor of Economics at the University of Kentucky. She received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Kentucky in 1992 and was an assistant professor at the University of Richmond from 1992 until returning to Kentucky in 1994. She teaches a wide range of courses, many in a large section setting, and has had over 20,000 students in class since 1992. She serves as Director of Undergraduate Studies and as teaching assistant coordinator for principles courses, providing teacher training to graduate students who teach economics. Gail has won various campus teaching awards and in 2005 was named a "Great Teacher in Economics," by the Gus A. Stavros Center for Economics Education.

Related Pedagogical Projects

Her publications in the area of economic education emphasize pedagogy in large lecture settings, interactive learning techniques, graduate student training in economics PhD programs in the U.S., and the impact of economic education on student opinions and attitudes with regard to economics. She frequently presents on pedagogy in economics at conferences and teaching workshops and coordinates a regional teaching workshop at the University of Kentucky. She also takes part in an NSF funded initiative through the American Economic Association called the Teaching Innovation Program in which she helps conduct national teaching workshops for economists.