HPU Assistant Dean Of Phillips School Of Business Receives Award At Conference In Portugal


HIGH POINT, N.C., June 7, 2010 ? Dr. Stephanie O. Crofton, associate dean of the Earl N. Phillips School of Business and Associate Professor of Economics, received the Editor?s Award from the Economic and Business Historical Society (EBHS) at their annual meeting held May 27-29, 2010 in Braga, Portugal.

The Editor’s Award recognizes contributors of multiple research articles to the society’s peer-reviewed journal, Essays in Economic and Business History, whose work over several years gave scholarly definition to the journal.

“I am deeply honored to receive this research award and to contribute to our university’s scholarly recognition,” Crofton says. “Receiving this award encourages me to further pursue my research and to bring economic history closer to my students and to the broader community.”
Crofton has been an active member of EBHS since 2003 and has published regularly in its journal since 2005.

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Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration


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