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Scott Simkins

Scott Simkin

Director, Academy for Teaching and Learning
313 Dowdy Building
North Carolina A&T State University
1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Phone: 336.334.7705, ext. 2237
Fax: 336.334.7136

Background Information

Scott Simkins
is the director of the Academy for Teaching and Learning and Associate Professor of Economics at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC. He earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Iowa in 1988.

Scott is a frequent presenter on scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) topics at workshops and conferences regionally, nationally, and internationally. His work focuses on pedagogical innovations in economics as well as cross-disciplinary sharing of educational research and pedagogical practices. His economic education research has appeared in the Journal of Economic Education as well as other journals and focuses on the adaptation and implementation of pedagogical innovations in economics and their effect on student learning, in particular in the Principles of Economics course.

Related Pedagogical Projects

Over the past decade he and Mark Maier (Glendale Community College) have led two National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded projects exploring the adaptability of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) discipline teaching innovations in economics: DUE #0088303 - Developing and Implementing Just-in-Time-Teaching (JiTT) Techniques in the Principles of Economics Course and DUE #0411037 - Implications of STEM Discipline Research for Instructional Innovation and Assessment in Economic Education. In August 2008 Simkins, Maier, KimMarie McGoldrick (Univ. of Richmond) and Cathy Manduca (Carleton College) were awarded an NSF grant to develop 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). The result is this Starting Point-Economics site.