Katharine Sobota, ABD
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 Discrimination (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 Schmidthorst College of Business.