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Oscar Brookins

Associate Professor

o.brookins@neu.edu

Alma Maters: AB DePauw, MA Northeastern, PhD SUNY at Buffalo
Classes Taught: ECON 3442, ECON 4635, ECON 3420
Countries Traveled To: UK,Germany,Turkey,Estonia,N Cyprus,Ghana,Sudan,India, Thailand,Tanzania
Companies Worked For: U of Ghana,Konstanz University,Jackson State Univ,Virginia State U
What is your style of teaching?
Lectures with interactions.
What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
PowerPoint Slides, Videos, Chalk and White Board, Handouts for group work
What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Urban Economics students complete a series of data assignments in which they use the US Census Website to complete a number of spreadsheet tables for a city.
When grading a student, what do you look for?
Evidence student has learned material and can express responses in clear technically correct English and of having thought analytically about the material
What kind of student would love your class?
A listener who shares questions with class, classes are a social learning context. Courteous, understands there is more learning when there is give and take.
What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Read assignments before class discuss materials with classmates; at first sign of difficulty come see me; complete assignments on time. Do not procrastinate!
What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Monetary economics and development
What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
A good College Fed team over the years.
Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Real estate and law; competitive track and field, guitear and blues aficionado.
Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
We come to work and all have an obligation to contribute to the learning enterprise.

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