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Katharine Kontak, ABD

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Katharine Kontak, ABD

Position: Lecturer
Phone: (419) 372-3882
Email: kathark@bgsu.edu

Bio

Having graduated from BGSU with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 2002, I went onto a PhD program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. As a graduate student, I led recitations and found my love of teaching. When an instructor position opened up at BGSU, I applied and I have been working here since Fall of 2007. I teach mainly introductory economics classes but also some upper division classes, including Labor Economics (Econ 3210) and Poverty, Inequality and Discrimiation (Econ 3230). I have also taught freshman-oriented classes including BGSU 1000 and an inquiry course. Along with my teaching responsibilities, I am the advisor to the economics club and I work closely with the Center for Teaching and Learning on campus. My research interests include issues of pay equity and poverty policy, though I am actively interested in a number of other economic topics. I am developing alternative teaching styles in my classroom, including inquiry based and problem based learning. This past year, in the 2011-2012 school year, I won the Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Award for the College of Business.

EDUCATION

 

ABD, Ph.D. program University of Massachusetts-Amherst

M.A., Economics

B.A., Economics, Summa Cum Laude, Bowling Green State University, 2002

 

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

 

Lecturer, Economics, Bowling Green State University, Spring 2014

Instructor, Economics, Bowling Green State University, Fall 2007

Teaching Assistant, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Amherst, MA, 2002–present