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Congratulations to EKU's College of Business Dr. Harter and Dr. Blair!

Dr. Cynthia Harter, an Associate Professor of Economics and Director of the EKU Center for Economic Education, is the 2021-22 recipient of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Award. This award is presented to an EKU faculty member who has demonstrated a strong record of accomplishments in the SoTL, including the systematic investigation into teaching, learning, and other conditions that might improve learning or other related outcomes. Dr. Harter has over twenty years worth of research experience in the field of economics and economics teaching. Her focus is primarily on how to educate K-12 teachers on best economics and personal finance practices in the classroom and methods and materials that can be utilized to enhance learning. Of this recognition, Dr. Harter made the statement, “I am honored to have my research agenda recognized with the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Award. I appreciate being included with such a talented group of EKU scholars.” Congratulations Dr. Harter, and thank you for all that you have done and will continue to do for the future of economics and financial literacy in the classroom!

Dr. Jimmy Blair, an Assistant Professor of Marketing within EKU’S College of Business is the 2021-22 recipient of the High-Impact Practice Teaching Award. This award is presented to an EKU faculty member who has implemented high-impact teaching practices. These practices are categorized by facilitating learning outside of the classroom, requiring meaningful interactions between faculty and students, encouraging collaboration with diverse faculty and students, and providing frequent and substantive feedback. Dr. Blair incorporates a variety of hands-on learning opportunities within his curriculum. One of his most successful experiences includes bringing in a business leader from the community or within EKU’s campus that needs help creating a marketing campaign. Dr. Blair’s students are given the opportunity to assess the needs of the company and create a campaign for the organization. Many of the companies have ended up using the campaigns these students have created and even hired on students as interns or part-time workers. Dr. Blair would like to extend his thanks to the following students, alumni, and business professionals for offering to craft letters of support in him receiving this award: Abby Cruse, Alyssa Jones, Brendan Barker, Dutch Johnson, Dylan Johnson, Erin Jones Roth, Kendra Butler, Madison Harrison, Sam Tefal, Sean Barnhill, Stefanie Ashley, Stryder Shepherd, and Vu Le. Congratulations Dr. Blair and thank you for all that you do to help our students excel in and out of the classroom!


Published on April 18, 2022

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