Monday, November 15, 2004

Steven C. Myers' Brief Biography

Steven C. Myers received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Ohio State University in 1980 and has taught at the University of Akron for the last 25 years. Myers has served as Department Head, Chair of the University of Akron’s World Wide Web committee, as Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer to Provost Noel Leathers and as Assistant to the CIO for Distance Education Support Services. In 2001 and 2002 he was a charter member of the Symposium on the Scholarship of Teaching, Assessment and Learning under then Associate Provost Tom Angelo at The University of Akron and recognized as a SoTAL Fellow. He has been awarded the chairs award in Teaching Excellence in the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences and named a SoTAL Fellow by the Institute for Teaching and Learning of The University of Akron. He has specialized in classroom technology and classroom design and offered web-enhanced courses since 1994 and web-based courses since 2001. His teaching fields are general economics, labor economics, statistics, econometrics, and computer skills for economic analysis. His current research interest is in Economic Education and the evaluation of classroom interventions. He is particularly interested with digital pen technologies such as the SMART Sympodium and Tablet PC. Most recently he has spent his time directing students to create electronic portfolios and is studying ways to assess their progress towards achieving economic proficiency.