POSTPONED: Promoting Diversity in Econ Through Our Teaching: An after-school workshop for middle and high school teachers

A no-fee program of the Office of Economic Education


5:20 p.m. to 6:40 p.m. March 27, 2020

POSTPONED: This program will be rescheduled in the fall semester.

Economics is late to the party: we are just now starting to grapple with the gender and race disparities in who chooses to major in economics. There are many contributing factors, including advising, pedagogy, course content, and how we communicate what economics truly is.

In this workshop, we will discuss a handful of possible interventions. In addition to sharing her insights & successful strategies, Professor Olney will be soliciting information and feedback from you in her role as a member of the American Economic Association’s Task Force for Outreach to High School and Undergraduate Students in Economics.

Attendees receive a UA certificate for 1.3 professional development hours.

There is no fee for this program, but seating is limited, so you must register. Scroll down to register.

Martha Olney is a Teaching Professor in University of California/Berkeley's Economics Department, where she serves as Chair of the Department's Undergraduate Committee. Previously she taught at the University of Massachusetts, Stanford University, and Siena College (2011-2012). She received her PhD from Berkeley. Olney is the recipient of numerous university and professional association awards, including for economic education. Her fields include Economic history, macroeconomics, economics of discrimination, and her research interests include consumer spending; consumer indebtedness; Great Depression; race and credit and saving.

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POSTPONED: This program will be rescheduled in the fall semester.

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