Gilliam Center Speakers Series Presents: David Colander
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | 4:00 p.m. | Zane Showker Hall G1
"Complexity and the Art of Public Policy"
David Colander received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and has been the Christian A Johnson Distinguished Professor of Economics at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt. since 1982. In 2001-2002 he was the Kelly Professor of Distinguished Teaching at Princeton University. He has authored, co-authored, or edited over 35 books and 100 articles on a wide range of topics. His books have been, or are being, translated into a number of different languages, including Chinese, Bulgarian, Polish, Italian, and Spanish. He has been president of both the Eastern Economic Association and the History of Economic Thought Society and is, or has been, on the editorial boards of numerous journals, including Journal of Economic Perspectives and the Journal of Economic Education.
Economics Speakers Series Presents: Debra Stevens Fitzgerald
Friday, April 17, 2015 | 3:30 p.m. | Zane Showker Hall 106
"Economics Issues of Urban Planning in the Cty of Harrisonburg"
Deb Fitzgerald is an Associate Professor in Business and Economics at Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave, Va. and was elected Chair on the Harrisonburg City Planning Commission in the 2010 elections. She is also the treasurer and a steering committee member for the Northend Greenway project, which will bring bike paths from north Harrisonburg to downtown Harrisonburg. As the chair of the Harrisonburg Democratic Committee, Deb has a huge hand in shaping the growth and development for the city of Harrisonburg.