Clemson Economics Professor Receives USDA Excellence in Teaching Award Dec 6, 2012
Professor of Economics Molly Espey received the 2012 Southern region United States Department of Agriculture Food and Agricultural Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award
. The award was presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities in Denver In November.
Dr. Espey is well known at Clemson as a teacher who brings out the best in her students, across a wide variety of courses. She spent most of her career as a faculty member in the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences, moving to the Department of Economics in CBBS in August 2011. She has fully embraced a new challenge in CBBS while continuing to teach and advise students in agricultural and applied economics, as well as students in environmental and natural resources, all while taking on new teaching and advising responsibilities in the Department of Economics.
Dr. Espey is now finishing her third semester as a member of the Department of Economics, using innovative, team-oriented approaches to learning. She is now fully integrated into the Department of Economics’ advising team, both because of the department’s interest in matching her abilities with students in Economics, and her eagerness to make a contribution to their academic experience.
Dr. Espey’s breadth of engagement and willingness to contribute to building an environment of inquiry and learning across programs and colleges is remarkable, and led the Economics Department to nominate her for the regional USDA Excellence in Teaching Award.