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Tisha Emerson, Ph.D.

Associate Chair - Economics
Professor - Economics

Contact Information

Email:  Tisha_Nakao@baylor.edu
Homepage:  http://business.baylor.edu/Tisha_Nakao/
Campus Phone:  (254) 710-4180
Fax:  (254) 710-6142
Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98003
Waco, TX  76798-8003
Office Location:  Hankamer 367

Office Hours

Fall 2014
T, W, R 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Course Schedule

SemesterCourseNameTimeLocation
2014 - Fall ECO 1305.H1 Survey of Economic Princ HNR TR 0930AM - 1045AMCASHN 305
2014 - Fall ECO 1305.02 Survey of Economic Princ TR 1100AM - 1215PMCASHN 305
2014 - Fall ECO 1305.01 Survey of Economic Princ TR 0930AM - 1045AMCASHN 305

Educational Background

  • Ph D - Economics, UNIV SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, 2002
  • MA - Economics, UNIV SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, 1996
  • BA - Economics, UNIV HAWAII MANOA, 1993

Work Experience

  • Visiting Associate Professor, University of Virginia and Institute for Shipboard Education (June 10, 2013 - August 22, 2013)
  • Editorial Board, International Review of Economics Education (January 2013 - Present)
  • Visiting Associate Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa (July 2011 - August 2011)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Economic Education (January 2011 - Present)
  • Lecturer, University of California, Long Beach (January 1, 2000 - May 31, 2000)
  • Lecturer, Loyola Marymount University (January 1, 1999 - December 31, 1999)
  • Lecturer, University of Southern California (June 1, 1997 - July 31, 1997)
  • Consultant, Rand Corporation (January 1, 1997 - December 31, 1997)

Awards and Honors

  • Best Paper Award, 2014 Clute Institute International Academic Conference (June 2014)
  • Elected to Membership in the Society of Economic Educators, Society of Economic Educators (March 2012)
  • Baylor Fellow, Baylor University (August 2011)
  • Baylor University Research Committee Grant, Baylor University (2001)
  • Dissertation Fellowship, University of Southern California College of Letters Arts and Sciences (1998)
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant, University of Southern California (1997)
  • Research Scholar, University of California at Los Angeles (1992)
  • Baylor Horizons Faculty Grant Program, Baylor University
  • Regent Scholar, University of Hawaii
  • Summer Sabbatical Award, Baylor University

Professional Memberships

  • American Economic Association
  • Association of Environmental & Resource Economists
  • Executive Board member, Association for Christian Economists
  • Mortar Board
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Southern Economic Association
  • Western Economic Association

Biography

Dr. Emerson was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii. In 1989, she graduated from Konawaena High School and subsequently moved to Oahu where she attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In 1993, Dr. Emerson graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a B.A. in economics. The following fall, she started her graduate studies in economics. In 1996, Dr. Emerson earned an M.A. in economics from the University of Southern California (USC) and then a Ph.D. in economics also from USC in December of 2002. Dr. Emerson’s research interests lie in the fields of environmental economics, economic education, and business ethics. She has published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals including Economic Inquiry, Southern Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Education, Journal of Business Ethics. Dr. Emerson has taught courses at Baylor in environmental economics, international economics, intermediate microeconomic theory, and principles of microeconomics.

In the fall of 2000, Dr. Emerson moved to Waco, Texas to teach in the Economics Department of Baylor University where she is currently an Associate Professor of Economics. She currently lives in McGregor, Texas with her husband (Peter) and daughter (Sarah).

Publications

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Evaluating the Cooperative Component in Cooperative Learning: A Quasi-Experimental Study," (October 2014) (coauthors: Linda K English, KimMarie McGoldrick).

"A Tale of Trade-offs: Recent Evidence of the Impact of the Economy on Environmental Concern," Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 145, (July 2014), pp. 88-93 (coauthors: Stephen J. Conroy).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Anyone? Anyone? A Guide to Submissions on Classroom Experiments," Journal of Economic Education, The, Vol. 45, No. 2, (April 2014), pp. 174-179.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Women and the Choice to Study Economics," Journal of Economic Education, Vol. 43, No. 4, (Fall 2012), pp. 349-362 (coauthors: KimMarie McGoldrick, Kevin J. Mumford).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

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

"Homework: To Require or Not? Online Graded Homework and Student Achievement," Perspectives in Economic Education Research, Vol. 7, No. 1, (Spring 2011), pp. 20-42 (coauthors: Kim Mencken).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Importance of Religious Faith and Ethical Attitudes in Business," Journal of Religion and Business Ethics, Vol. 1, No. 2, (December 2010), pp. article 5 (coauthors: Joe McKinney).

"The Effects of Ethical Codes on Ethical Perceptions of Actions Toward Stakeholders," Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 97, No. 4, (December 2010), pp. 505-516 (coauthors: Joe McKinney, Mitchell J. Neubert).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Do Classroom Experiments Affect the Number of Economics Enrollments and Majors?," International Review of Economic Education, Vol. 9, No. 2, (November 2010), pp. 42-58 (coauthors: Beck Taylor).

"Online Faculty Instruction to Improve Interactive Teaching of Economics," , Michael Salemi and William Walstad (eds.), 2010 (coauthors: Mark Maier).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Ethical Attitudes of Accounting Practitioners: Are Rank and Ethical Attitudes Related?," Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 91, No. 2, (January 2010), pp. 183-194 (coauthors: Stephen J. Conroy, Frank Pons).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Testbank accompanying 9th edition of Principles of Microeconomics by Case, Fair, and Oster," (September 2008).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Ethical Cycles and Trends: Evidence and Implications," Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 81, No. 4, (September 2008), pp. 905-911 (coauthors: Stephen J. Conroy).

"Ethical Attitudes of Accountants: Recent Evidence from a Practitioners' Survey," Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 71, No. 1, (March 2007), pp. 73-87 (coauthors: Stephen Conroy, Charles W. Stanley).

"Interactions Between Personality Type and the Experimental Methodology," Journal of Economic Education, Vol. 38, No. 1, (Winter 2007), pp. 18-35 (coauthors: Beck Taylor).

"Changing Ethical Attitudes: The Case of Enron and ImClone Scandals," Social Science Quarterly, Vol. 87, No. 2, (June 2006), pp. 395-410 (coauthors: Stephen J. Conroy).

"Business Ethics and Religion: The Role of Religiosity in Response to Ethical Situations," Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 50, No. 4, (April 2004), pp. 383-396 (coauthors: Stephen J. Conroy).

"Have Ethical Attitudes Changed?: An Intertemporal Comparison of the Ethical Perceptions of College Students in 1985 and 2001," Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 50, No. 2, (March 2004), pp. 167-176 (coauthors: Stephen J. Conroy).

"Comparing Student Achievement Across Experimental and Lecture-Oriented Sections of a Principles of Microeconomics Course," Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 70, No. 3, (January 2004), pp. 672-693 (coauthors: Beck Taylor).

"Income, Environmental Disamenity, and Toxic Releases," Economic Inquiry, Vol. 42, No. 1, (January 2004), pp. 166-178 (coauthors: Linwood Pendleton).

Presentations and Proceedings

"Does Cooperative Learning Compensate for Negative Effects of Large Enrollment Classes?," presented at the Allied Social Science Association Annual Meetings, Philadelphia, PA, January 2014 (coauthors: Linda K English, KimMarie McGoldrick).

"Does Cooperative Learning Compensate for Negative Effects of Large Enrollment Classes?," presented at the Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings, Tampa, FL, November 2013 (coauthors: Linda K English, KimMarie McGoldrick).

"Does Cooperative Learning Compensate for Negative Effects of Large Enrollment Classes?," presented at the Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education, Chicago, IL, May 2013 (coauthors: Linda K English, KimMarie McGoldrick).

"High School Economics as Preparation for Principles of Microeconomics Courses," presented at the Allied Social Sciene Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 2013 (coauthors: Linda K English).

"Gender and Undergraduate Major Trends: 1991-2011," presented at the Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, November 2012 (coauthors: KimMaire McGoldrick, John Siegfried).

"Cooperative Learning and Outcomes in Economic Principles: Evidence from Two Institutions," presented at the National Conference on Teaching Economics, Boston, MA, June 2012 (coauthors: Linda K English).

"The Effects of Economic Experiments in the Classroom," presented at the Society of Economic Educators Conference, Tucson, AZ, March 2012 (coauthors: Linda K English).

"Women and the Choice to Study Economics," presented at the Allied Social Science Association, Chicago, IL, January 2012 (coauthors: KimMarie McGoldrick, Kevin J. Mumford).

"The Economics Major," presented at the Southern Economic Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC, November 2011 (coauthors: KimMarie McGoldrick, Kevin J. Mumford).

"Active Learning in the Economics Classroom," presented at the University of Arkansas, Department of Economics Seminar Series, Fayetteville, AR, October 2011.

"Experiments and the Economics Classroom," presented at the 11th Annual Economics Teaching Workshop, Wrightsville Beach, NC, October 2011.

"In-Class vs. Online Experiments: Is there a Difference in Student Achievement?," presented at the First National Conference on Economic Education, Palo Alto, CA, June 2011 (coauthors: Linda K English).

"In-Class vs. Online Experiments: Is there a Difference?," presented at the Allied Social Sciene Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, January 2011 (coauthors: Linda K English).

"Cooperative Learning in the International Economics Classroom," presented at the Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings, Atlanta, GA, November 2010.

"Cooperative Learning: Transforming Undergraduates into Independent Thinkers," presented at the Cherry Faculty Forum, Waco, TX, September 2010.
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