WELCOME to the home page of Carole R. Endres. I am a lecturer in Economics in the College of Business and Administration (COBA) at Wright State University and have been with the university since 1989. I teach courses in global economics, money and banking, and economic life, a general education course.
My career path into academia was not short and straight as is the path for most professors. I have made several stops along the way. After completing my undergraduate degree from Kent State University (yes, I was there during the May 4th shootings), I worked in social services and training and development. I then moved to Dayton to work for the city as a Compensation and Benefits Manager. While working for the city, I earned both an MBA with a concentration in personnel management and a MS in Social and Applied Economics from Wright State.
Most professors devote their time to three main areas: teaching, research and service. As a lecturer, I spend the majority of my time teaching. My teaching style tends to be hands-on and participatory. I believe that my role in the classroom should be as a "guide on the side, not a sage on the stage". I learn as much from my students as I'm sure they learn from me. I must be doing something right as I have been nominated three years in a row by COBA seniors as the outstanding teacher from the department of economics (1994-1996).
Even though teaching is my main responsibility, I have written a student
study guide entitled, Study Guide for Use with Economic Perspective,
for use with a general economics textbook and co-authored several articles
that have been published in Urban Affairs Quarterly, Economic Development
Quarterly and Economic Development Review. In addition, I am involved
in community service with the city of Springboro as the chair of an on-going
committee dealing with future economic development concerns and possible
revenue sources for the city.
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Last Update September 7, 2003