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Faculty Recognition

Professor Receives Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Richard Gearhart receives awardDr. Richard Gearheart received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) Chapter at their annual induction ceremony on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. NSLS members were asked to nominate a professor who teaches with heart and passion and has motivated them in their pursuit of higher education.


Dr. Richard Gearheart specializes in health economics, labor economics and public sector economics. Gearhart attained his Masters (2010) and Ph.D. (2014) in Economics at Clemson University. Drawn by the faculty and an ability to work closely with target populations in an area with few health care providers and significant health issues, Gearhart is excited for the opportunity to move his research beyond academia to helping people as a whole.

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