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SHIRLEY J. GEDEON

Associate Professor
Economics
Arts & Sciences
Phone:(802)656-0188
Email Address:Shirley.Gedeon@uvm.edu
Public Relations:Lee Ann Cox (802)656-1107 leeann.cox@uvm.edu
Specialty:moneary theory, banking, Eastern European economics
Biography:Gedeon's areas of special expertise are Post-Keynesian monetary theory, central banking, Eastern European economics, and the pedagogy of teaching. Her scholarship has earned several Fulbright and IREX Awards and she has served as a Fulbright visiting professor at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. She also is an international educational consultant who has assisted in the curricular transformation of economics programs in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Croatia. Gedeon has more than 100 hours of training in enrollment management, first year experience programming, and undergraduate advising.

Gedeon is the recipient of UVM's two highest honors: the George V. Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award (1994) and the Kroepsch-Maurice Teaching Award (1998). She was the Founding Director of the UVM Center for Teaching and Learning, a position she held from 1999-2005.

In 2000, she was appointed UVM's first Presidential Fellow with a mission to help improve students' first-year college experience. Gedeon earned her Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts and joined the UVM faculty in 1981.