Robert Ebert - Economics
Professor of Economics and Holder of the Buckhorn Endowed Chair in Economics and Faculty Coordinator for the Carmel Living Learning Center
B.A. from Baldwin-Wallace in 1965
M.A. from Western Reserve University in 1967
Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University in 1974
Has taught at B-W since 1967
What have you learned while teaching at B-W?:
Students are the best teachers in the world! Our students are wonderful and their questions, aspirations, and motivation have taught me more than I could have ever hoped to teach them.
What inspired you to get into college teaching?:
I went into economics with the thoughts of being a stockbroker. However, in my junior year in college, the inspiration of my economics prof, Dr. Albert L. Gray, Jr., former Professor Emeritus of Economics at B-W, was so great, I decided to pattern my life after his.
Describe the ways in which you mentor students interested in your department:
The obvious way is through regular advising and counseling. However, the really interesting way is through having them engage in joint research projects with me and serve as course assistants in the living learning center classes. In those kinds of activities, we really do learn together.
If you weren't teaching what would you be doing?:
Teaching really is my dream job, but if I couldnít teach, I would like to work for a small, limited production automobile manufacturer or a pipe organ company.
What do students like best about your class?:
Itís probably best to ask them! But, I think they appreciate a variety of activities in the classes from well-organized lectures, to discussions over controversial policy issues, to service-learning projects that apply economic concepts.