Economics Professor Earns National Recognition | People
Dr. John Swinton, professor of economics at Georgia College, recently received the Henry Villard Research Award from the National Association of EconomicsEducators and The Council for Economic Education.
This award recognizes an individual whose leadership has had a positive impact in economic education research.
“To be selected by my peers in the field of economics education for this award is a great honor,” said Swinton. “It’s nice to see Georgia College and its faculty recognized on a national stage.”
His work, alongside Georgia College professors Dr. Ben Scafidi and Dr. Chris Clark, examined the results from the Georgia’s End-of-Course Test in economics based on whether the teachers had taken part in economics workshops hosted by the Georgia Council on Economic Education.
“We found that there is indeed a difference in student achievement if teachers participated in these workshops,” said Swinton. “It proves that teachers can and should continue to learn.”
Swinton has been a faculty member at Georgia College since 2003.
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Oberlin College and his master's degree and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.