University of Vermont

Curt Ventriss Delivers his University Scholar Lecture on the 2008 Economic Crisis

Professor Curt Ventriss
Professor Curt Ventriss

Congratulations to Professor Curt Ventriss, who was honored as a 2013-2014 University Scholar, the highest research award for faculty at the University of Vermont. Four University Scholars are named each year in recognition of sustained excellence in research based on nominations and voting by their peers.

On March 26th, Curt delivered his University Scholar Lecture “The Economic Crisis of 2008: Will the Study of Public Policy Ever Be the Same?” to fellow Rubenstein School faculty and students, President Tom Sullivan, and other members of the UVM community. In it, he discussed what can be learned from the 2008 economic crisis and how it can shape questions about social justice and equity. The questions are also the subject of his recent article, “The Economic Crisis of 2008 and Its Substantive Implications for Public Affairs”, published in the December 2013 issue of the American Review of Public Administration.

In addition to conducting exemplary research, Curt has been an inspirational teacher and advisor for nearly 30 years at UVM, 11 of which have been in the Rubenstein School. He has advised and served on the study committee of many master and doctoral candidates studying environmental policy and public administration and teaches both undergraduate and graduate level courses.