Faculty Member of the Year

Dirk was honored as the 2015 Undergraduate Large Class Faculty Member of the Year in University of Arizona's Eller College of Management. He was recognized for his ability to simultaneously entertain and effectively educate classes of 60 or more students.

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Arizona Eller
Dirk makes econ entertaining & prepares students very well for the exams with zero curveballs.

Featured Awards

  • Eller College Student Council Award, 2014
    Outstanding Contribution to Students and Betterment of Eller College of Mgmt
  • Recipient of the George W. Atherton Award
    Penn State’s highest undergraduate teaching award, 2011
  • Honored as an Instrumental Faculty Member in the First Year Experience
    Seven time winner
  • Best Overall Teacher
    Smeal College of Business, Critique magazine, 2010
  • Winner, Economic Communicator Contest, 2007
    Sponsored by the Assoc of Private Enterprise Educ and the Market-Based Mgmt Institute
  • Faculty Appreciation Award
    Panhellenic-Inter Fraternity Council. 2007 and 2009
  • Profiled in the “Great Teachers in Economics” series of the Gus. A Stavros
    Center of Economic Education at Florida State University, 2005
  • Outstanding Teaching Award (Non-Tenure Line Faculty)
    College of Liberal Arts, 2005
Awards for my classes
12 x Recipient
Outstanding teaching Award for ECON 2: Principles of Microeconomics
4 x Recipient
Outstanding Teaching Award for ECON 404W: Current Economic Issues
3x Recipient
Outstanding Teaching Award for ECON 351: Money and Banking
1 x Recipient
Outstanding Teaching Award for ECON 4: Principles of Macroeconomics
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