Meghan Skira ’07

Meghan Skira is currently an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Georgia. Here is what she has to say about her experiences at URI, “I would not have been an Economics major had it not been for Professor Rick McIntyre’s ECN 100 course. Professor Glen Ramsay’s Principles courses further piqued my interest in the major and sparked my desire to go to graduate school. They both emphasized that economics is a field that is vital for answering a variety of policy-relevant questions, a lesson which has heavily influenced the research projects I have pursued. They also taught me an immeasurable amount about what it means to be an effective teacher. Their passion for economics, generosity of time and spirit, and ability to push students to think deeply and critically are qualities I strive to achieve in the classroom. In fact, during my junior year, I had the opportunity to be an undergraduate teaching assistant for Rick McIntyre’s ECN 100 course, where I assisted in grading papers and held office hours and review sessions. This experience was key in shaping my desire to work in academia. She was recently promoted to an Associate Professor with tenure.”

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