Professor Julia Health wins University Distinguished Teaching Award
Dr. Julia Heath, Professor of Economics, has been announced as a winner of the 2010 University of
Memphis’ Distinguished Teaching Award. While a prestigious award in its own right,
this is only one of a long line of teaching awards that Dr. Heath has won, including
the 2008 Elzinga Award, a national award given by the Southern Economic Association,
the economic discipline’s highest recognition of teaching excellence. Julie, a former
Chair of the Department of Economics, has taught a wide range of classes, from introductory
principles to Ph.D. theory classes. She has developed several new courses, including
‘The Economics of Sports’ and ‘Men, Women and Work’, and is in the process of developing
an Economics and Law course that will be added to the department’s elective rotation
in spring 2011. Julie has also developed and taught a Ph.D. Teaching Seminar for the
teaching assistants in the College, taping each student and providing individual feedback.
Professors KK Fung, Albert Okunade and Judy Simon are also to be congratulated as
they were also named as finalists for the Distinguished Teaching Award.