Apr 16, 2015
Dr. Alice Kassens is an economics professor at Roanoke College and has already built a notable reputation in her profession.
Alice is the current recipient of Roanoke’s John S. Shannon Professorship in Economics, which honors and supports a faculty member who is an outstanding teacher and accomplished scholar and who is thoroughly committed to enriching the lives of Roanoke students.
Dr Kassens’ work at Roanoke includes creating and maintaining an economics program blog and a biannual newsletter, Roanomics. She also serves as the faculty advisor for the College's Economics Club.
Alice's areas of expertise include labor and health economics. She has won several awards and fellowships, and her work has been published in numerous academic journals.
Alice is one of three economists who won Cengage Learning’s 2013 Economist Educators Best in Class Award for her method of teaching using Twitter.
Dr Kassens is president of the Virginia Association of Economics, has recently been appointed by Governor McAuliffe to his Joint Advisory Board of Economists, is a senior analyst for the Institute for Policy and Opinion Research and is a Referee for the Journal of Economic Education, the Journal of Economics and Finance Education, and the National Council on Undergraduate Research.
Alice is the author of Changing Perceptions and Waistlines - A Bayesian and Behavioral Approach and is known as the ‘Running Economist’ not because of her busy lifestyle but because she is a competitive runner.
Alice earned her bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary and her Ph.D. from North Carolina State University.
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