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Rebecca L. Moryl, PhD is the creator of audioecon.com. In 2008 she introduced students in Introductory Microeconomics to economic-themed podcasts as a way to earn extra credit. She has been increasingly convinced of the value of integrating audio and video into course content in and out of the classroom ever since, publishing multiple articles on the topic, including

Podcasts as a tool for teaching economics, Journal of Economic Education 

Pod learning: Student groups create podcasts to achieve economics learning goals, Journal of Economic Education

T-shirts, moonshine, and autopsies: Using podcasts to engage undergraduate microeconomics students.  International Review of Economics Education

Dr. Moryl is a passionate, economics educator with 20 years’ classroom experience. In addition to previously serving as Associate Professor and Department Chair of Economics at Emmanuel College, her work on innovative and effective economics pedagogy has won awards and been featured in publications including the Journal of Economic Education, International Review of Economics Education and Faculty Focus.  An avid traveler, she taught graduate students, trained faculty and developed curricula as Fulbright Scholar at the University of Kigali in Rwanda; taught an intensive economics travel course in Greece and Cyprus, and received a Whiting Fellowship to research urban water policies in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa. She consults with nonprofits on strategic planning, development and effective communication.  Dr. Moryl earned her PhD in Public Policy at University of Massachusetts, Boston; MS in Economic Policy at Suffolk University; and BA in Public Policy at Trinity College, Hartford. Courses taught include Principles of Microeconomics, Urban Economics, Health Care Economics, Environmental Economics, International Economics, Business Economics, Microeconomics for Policy at the undergraduate and graduate level for a variety of academic programs. She provides professional workshops and guest lectures in economics, effective pedagogy, curriculum development, assessment, online instruction and learning.

You can reach her via email via rebeccamoryl at gmail.

“I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.”

— Larry King

Ishani Tewari is an Associate Professor in the School of Business and Computer Science at Curry College in Milton (MA) where she teaches principles, upper-undergraduate, and MBA courses in economics and finance.  One of Dr. Tewari’s goals across all her classes is to deepen students’ interest in current events. She strives to equip them with the concepts and tools they need to understand the complexities and practical reality of the economy in which they live and work. Embedding podcasts into the curriculum by curating content and creating new assignments has been an effective technique.  Every semester, she finds students enjoy learning through listening– especially when economic principles are illuminated through storytelling, humor, and conversation.    

Dr. Tewari is an applied microeconomist by training and enjoys research and publishing in the fields of economic growth and development, with a particular interest in gender.  She has published in peer-reviewed journals such as American Economic Journal: Applied EconomicsEconomic Development and Cultural Change, and the Journal of Financial Services Research, as well as produced policy work as a consultant for the World Bank.  Prior to joining Curry in 2016, Dr. Tewari was a post-doctoral researcher and lecturer at the Yale School of Management, where she both taught and pursued research at the intersection of economics and marketing. She completed her Ph.D. in Economics at Brown University and her undergraduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 



Posted June 27, 2012 by audioecon

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