University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

New CAS Faculty

Prof Sharpe

Rhonda Sharpe

Assistant Professor of Economics

Rhonda Vonshay Sharpe, Assistant Professor of Economics, received her B.S. in Mathematics from NC Wesleyan College in 1988; M.S. in Applied Mathematics fromClark Atlanta University in 1992; M.S. in Operations Research from Stanford University in 1994; and her M.A. in Economics and Ph.D. in Economics/Mathematics from  Claremont Graduate University in 1998.

Professor Sharpe specializes in funding and access to higher education and labor market discrimination. Her research focuses on the impact of disparate treatment in education policy, discrimination in the labor and sports market, and affirmative action. She is the 2004 recipient of Rhonda Williams Prize awarded by the International Association forFeminist Economics. She and William A. Darity, Jr. (UNC-Chapel Hill) were just awarded a $175K grant from the Ford Foundation, titled "Obstacles to Achieving Faculty Diversity: Implications for Affirmative Action Policies."

Her teaching interests include sports, poverty and inequality, education policy, and quantitative methods. She is currently teaching the Economics of Sports and a TAP course titled "Meritocracy in America."

Professor Sharpe comes to UVM after serving three years as the Associate Director of the American Economic Association Summer Program and Minority Scholarship Program housed at Duke University. She has also been a Carolina Minority Postdoctoral Fellow (UNC-Chapel Hill) and has been on the faculty at Barnard College.

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