Joe Calhoun

Biography

Joseph P. Calhoun is a teaching professor in the Department of Economics at Florida State University. He is also the Director of the Gus A. Stavros Center for the Advancement of Free Enterprise and Economic Education. He currently teaches economics and personal finance classes. He regularly presents at national teaching conferences about how to effectively use media and technology in the classroom. He is a coauthor of Common Sense Economics: What Everyone Should Know About Wealth and Prosperity. A strong supporter of study abroad programs, he has been privileged to teach in England, Italy, and Spain. He’s also led professional development workshops in Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan. Professor Calhoun has received an Undergraduate Teaching Award at FSU three times. His doctoral degree is from the University of Georgia.

Education

2003 Ph.D., University of Georiga. Major: Economics.

1997 M.B.A., DePaul University. Major: Buisness Economics.

1990 B.S., Illinois State University. Major: Economics and Finance.

Awards & Honors

Undergraduate Teaching Award, Florida State University (2022).

Undergraduate Teaching Award, College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, Florida State University (2021).

Undergraduate Teaching Award, Florida State University (2016).

Faculty Accessibility Award, Student Disability Resource Center, Florida State University (2012).

Undergraduate Teaching Award, Florida State University (2008).

Selected Publications

Calhoun, J., Gwartney, J. D., Stroup, J. S., Lee, D. R., & Ferrarini, T. H. (2024). Common Sense Economics, What Everyone Should Know About Wealth and Prosperity, 4th edition. New York: St. Martin’s Press.

Joe Calhoun

Teaching Professor & Director of Stavros Center for Economic Education.

203 Stavros Center

jcalhoun@fsu.edu

850-644-7723

http://myweb.fsu.edu/jcalhoun/

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