Retired Professor Honored for Work in Economics Education
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Retired Professor Honored for Work in Economics Education

February 13, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The award is given annually to someone whose work has had an impact on a large audience of economic educators. Organizers said Stone has been instrumental in developing the capabilities of others, either through workshops, mentoring or his Advanced Placement work.
  • Stone will receive the award at the association’s conference in Denver, Colorado, on March 1.

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Gary Stone, professor emeritus of economics at Winthrop University, was recently selected by the National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE) to receive the James O’Neill Economic Education Award.

The award is given annually to someone whose work has had an impact on a large audience of economic educators. Organizers said Stone has been instrumental in developing the capabilities of others, either through workshops, mentoring or his Advanced Placement work. They describe his impact as deep and wide.

Stone will receive the award at the association’s conference in Denver, Colorado, on March 1. He retired from Winthrop in 2018 but remains active teaching courses last fall and this spring.

Frequently honored for his work with financial literacy, Stone was named winner in 2011 of a national service award given jointly by the National Association of Economic Education and Council for Economic Education. He was praised for participating in or leading multiple delegations for the United States Agency for International Development to train teachers overseas on how to teach about market economics across the spectrum of public schools. His expertise has been shared in a dozen countries, including Russia, Belarus, Croatia, Lithuania and Egypt.

In 2013, he was the recipient of the Albert Beekhuis Award by the National Council for Economic Education.

In South Carolina, Stone has helped revise state social studies standards to include economics. He also has taught many of the state’s economics teachers and infused market economics throughout students’ standard education, even to elementary school classes. He has contributed to the development of Advanced Placement courses and graded national AP economics examinations for years.

Stone joined the Winthrop faculty in 1975, earned tenure in 1981, was promoted to associate professor in 1988 and to professor in 1994. He has received the university’s Distinguished Professor and Kinard teaching awards; was selected for the College of Business Administration’s Wachovia teaching award and the William H. Grier Professorship; and was given Phi Kappa Phi honors. He completed his Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

For more information, contact Judy Longshaw, news and media services manager, at longshawj@winthrop.edu or at 803/984-0586.

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