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|STEPHANIE O. CROFTON, PH.D.|
Vice President for Experiential Learning and Career Development
Charles T. Ingram Professor of Economics
Office: Cottrell Hall 225
|Dr. Stephanie Crofton, the Charles T. Ingram Professor of Economics, also serves as the Vice President for Experiential Learning and Career Development at High Point University. She earned a B.A. from Converse College in South Carolina and both an M.S. and Ph.D. in economics with distinction from Auburn University in Alabama. Her areas of specialization are labor economics and economic history. Some of her past research includes the interaction of government regulation and labor earnings, customer discrimination, labor conditions in Medieval England, and how increases in the minimum wage affect high school dropout rates across ethnic groups. She served as Associate Editor of the academic journal Essays in Economic and Business History and has published in the Journal of Labor Research, The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, and Essays in Economic and Business History. Dr. Crofton has received the Editor's Award for her research and publications from Essays in Economic and Business History. Dr. Crofton was selected for the HPU 2015 Ruth Ridenhour Scholarly and Professional Achievement Award honoring her accomplishments in the field of economics.
Dr. Crofton has presented her work at conferences of the Association of Canadian Studies, the Association of Private Enterprise education, the International Academy of Business and Economics, and the Western Economics Association. Additionally, Dr. Crofton makes regular presentations on the local and state level about current economic conditions.
Dr. Crofton joined HPU in 2001. Her teaching assignments included courses in labor economics and free enterprise/capitalism, although she has taught a wide spectrum of other courses in subjects such as climate change, principles of microeconomics / macroeconomics, managerial economics, and history of economic thought. She taught honors courses in the Honors Program and served on the HPU Honors Committee. Dr. Crofton has mentored honors students with their undergraduate research projects. She was named the Outstanding Faculty Member in the HPU Evening Degree Program.
Dr. Crofton's past and present service to HPU has included:
• SACS Leadership Team
• Chair of the Environmental Studies Interdisciplinary Committee
• Member of the Faculty Council
• Advisor of the Phi Beta Lambda business student club
• Chair of the Assessment Committee
• Strategic Planning Committee
• Assurance of Learning Evaluation Committee
• Tenure and Promotion Standards Committee
• QEP Steering Committee
• HPU Honors Committee
She and Dr. Daniel Hall were co-recipients of grants from the Koch Foundation and the HPU Think Big Grant for their work developing iPad apps that teach economic principles in the classroom.