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To: Students Interested in Economics
From: Dr. Michael Dowd, Chairman
Subject: Overview of Department Website
Welcome to the website of the Department of Economics at the University of Toledo. I trust our web pages will provide you with useful information about our Department.
One characteristic that distinguishes our department is our strong commitment to our students. This commitment takes two forms. First, we demand excellence in teaching by all of our faculty. The university has recognized the teaching excellence of the department by conferring on our faculty such awards as The University of Toledo's Outstanding Teaching Award and Master Teacher Award.
Second, our department provides research opportunities to undergraduate students which are unheard of at most universities. Our faculty have a long and distinguished record of working with students on research projects, real research -- not just term papers. It is fairly common to have our students apply for and receive funding for their research projects. (Imagine getting paid to research a topic.) Our department currently has available several Shapiro Scholarships for summer research grants. Further, we have had many of our students present their research results at conferences and have seen the research activity of our students play a critical role in their acceptance into leading graduate programs or in landing prestigious jobs in industry.
I hope our web pages provide you with the information you are interested in. If there is additional information you desire, or if you have any questions or comments about our website, or about our undergraduate or graduate programs, please contact me at the address below.
Dr. Michael R. Dowd
Associate Professor and Chair
4120 University Hall
Department of Economics
University of Toledo
Toledo, Ohio 43606
(419) 530 - 2572 (Office)
(419) 530 - 7844 (FAX)