Dr. Steve L. Cobb Wins National Association of Economic Educators Honor | College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
March 15, 2023

Dr. Steve L. Cobb Wins National Association of Economic Educators Honor

Dr. Steven L. Cobb the Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs with the University of North Texas College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and Director of Economic Education Outreach was awarded the National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE) Patricia Elder International Award.

"I am especially proud to receive this award because I worked with Patricia Elder from 2004 until 2011 on a major federal grant to deliver economic education workshops to areas of the world interested in making the transition to teaching economics with a more market-oriented approach," said Cobb.

Cobb a long-time college administrator and Economics faculty member, joined UNT during fall 1986. He has published in refereed academic journals and was co-author of an International Economics textbook for McGraw-Hill. He is known for his active role as an educator in international economic education programming, and is often called on by national organizations, the community and others in a variety of ways because of his vast knowledge.

"My work in the program began in Russia, then I advanced through Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and Latin America, and concluded my grant-funded economic education outreach work in South Africa, Egypt, and Indonesia," said Cobb. "I continue to work on programs to improve economic and financial literacy in South Africa, Indonesia, and the Baltics through the Global Economic Education Alliance (GEEA)," echoed Cobb.

The Patricia Elder International Award, renamed in 2010 for long-time international specialist for CEE, Patty Elder, is designed to recognize individuals whose outstanding and dedicated service and leadership have had a significant impact on the delivery or enhancement of economic education throughout the world.

Dr. Cobb earned a B.S. in Economics and Political Science from Southwestern University (1982) and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1987) in Economics. Cobb has received numerous awards throughout his distinguished career including the Albert Beekhuis Award for Centers of Excellence in Economic Education (2018) for his work in Texas

Cobb was presented with the Patricia Elder International award at NAEE's annual conference and joins a group of 22 economists since the award 2001 initiation.

NAEE is the professional association of economic educators.