Linda English

Director of Undergraduate Studies - Economics
Assistant Clinical Professor - Economics

Contact Information

Campus Phone:  (254) 710-1391
Fax:  (254) 710-6142
Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98003
Waco, TX  76798-8003
Office Location:  Foster Business and Innovation¬†320.18

Office Hours

M & W 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
T 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Educational Background

  • PHD - Economics, Vanderbilt University
  • MA - Economics, Vanderbilt University
  • BS - Economics, Oklahoma State Univ Stillwater

Work Experience

  • Research Fellow, Texas Hunger Initiative (November 15, 2017 - Present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Economics, Baylor University (2015 - Present)
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Economics, Baylor University (2015 - Present)
  • Economist, U.S. Census Bureau (2010 - 2011)
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics; Baylor University (August 12, 2009 - 2014)
  • Student Trainee Economist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (August 01, 2002 - July 31, 2003)

Awards and Honors

  • Saunders Award for Best Research Paper, 2014, National Association of Economic Educators (October 2014)
  • Best Paper Award, 2014 Clute Institute International Academic Conference in Munich, Germany (June 2014)
  • CSWEP Summer Research Fellowship, U.S. Census Bureau (July 1, 2010)
  • Selected as a finalist for the Allen Nevins Prize for Best Doctoral Dissertation in North American Economic History, Economic History Association (September 12, 2009)
  • American Dissertation Fellowship, American Association of University Women (August 01, 2008)
  • Graduate Dissertation Fellowship, Economic History Association (August 01, 2008)
  • P.E.O. Scholar Award, Philanthropic Educational Organization International (August 01, 2008)
  • Social Science Dissertation Fellowship, College of Arts and Science, Vanderbilt University (August 01, 2008)
  • Kirk Dornbush Research Assistantship, Department of Economics, Vanderbilt University (August 01, 2007)
  • Summer Research Award, College of Arts and Science, Vanderbilt University (June 01, 2006)
  • University Graduate Fellowship, Vanderbilt University (August 01, 2003)
  • Honors Graduate Designation, Honors College, Oklahoma State University (May 01, 2002)
  • Outstanding Senior Award, Department of Economics, Oklahoma State University (May 01, 2002)
  • Scholarship, Hites Foundation (August 01, 2000)

Professional Memberships

  • American Economic Association
  • Association for the Study of Higher Education
  • Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession
  • Coordinating Council for Women in History
  • Economic History Association
  • Southern Economic Association


Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"The High Costs of Large Enrollment Classes: Can Cooperative Learning Help?," Eastern Economic Journal, (June 2018) (coauthors: (Nakao) Tisha Emerson, KimMarie McGoldrick).

"Classroom Experiments: Teaching Specific Topics or Promoting the Economic Way of Thinking?," Journal of Economic Education, The, Vol. 47, No. 4, (Fall 2016), pp. 288-299 (coauthors: (Nakao) Tisha Emerson).

"Cooperative Learning and Personality Types," International Review of Economics Education, Vol. 21, (January 2016), pp. 21-29 (coauthors: (Nakao) Tisha Emerson, KimMarie McGoldrick).

"Evaluating the Cooperative Component in Cooperative Learning: A Quasi-Experimental Study," Journal of Economic Education, The, Vol. 46, No. 1, (Winter 2015), pp. 1-13 (coauthors: (Nakao) Tisha Emerson, KimMarie McGoldrick).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Cooperative Learning Module," (June 2012).

"In-Class vs. Online Experiments: Is there a Difference?," Journal of Economic Education, The, Vol. 43, No. 1, (Winter 2012), pp. 4-18 (coauthors: (Nakao) Tisha Emerson).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Evening Schools and Child Labor in the United States, 1870-1910 (Dissertation Summary)," Vol. 70 (2), (June 2010), pp. 446-481.

Review of Revisiting Keynes: Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren, Edited by Lorenzo Pecchi and Gustavo Piga, Santa Clara, CA, February 2010 (coauthors: Robert Whaples).

"The Feminization of Teaching in the United States: An Historical Overview," , New York, NY, August 2007 (coauthors: Barbara J. Bank, Robert A. Margo).

Review of Cora Wilson Stewart and Kentucky's Moonlight Schools: Fighting for Literacy in America by Yvonne Honeycutt Baldwin, New York, NY, September 2006 (coauthors: Price Fishback).

Presentations and Proceedings

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Classroom Experiments: Is more more?," presented at the Allied Social Science Association Annual Meetings, San Francisco, CA, January 2016 (coauthors: (Nakao) Tisha Emerson).

"Classroom Experiments: How Many and Which Ones?," presented at the Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings, New Orleans, LA, November 2015 (coauthors: (Nakao) Tisha Emerson).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"What's for Lunch? Feeding Kids' Bodies and Minds at USDA Summer Meal Sites," presented at the Together at the Table: Hunger and Poverty Summit, Baylor University, October 2015 (coauthors: Lester Meriwether).

"Poverty 101: Causes of Poverty," presented at the Hunger and Justice Gathering, Waco, TX, March 2015.

"Economic Perspectives on Poverty," presented at the Together at the Table - Hunger Summit, Baylor University, October 2014.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"High School Economics, State Mandates, and Preparation for College Level Economics Courses," presented at the 53rd Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference, Dallas, TX, October 2014 (coauthors: Tisha Lin Nakao Emerson, Gail M Hoyt).

"Evaluating the Cooperative Component in Cooperative Learning: A Quasi-Experimental Study," presented at the Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education, Washington DC, May 2014 (coauthors: (Nakao) Tisha Emerson, KimMarie McGoldrick).
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