FLORENCE, S.C. – Russell S. Sobel has been named the Francis Marion University School of Business Outstanding Alumnus for 2002.
The award was presented during a breakfast as part of FMU’s homecoming activities on Feb. 16.
Sobel is a 1990 graduate of FMU with a B.B.A. degree in business economics, and a 1994 graduate of Florida State University with a Ph.D. degree in economics. He is currently an associate professor of economics at West Virginia University.
He has published about 30 papers in such prestigious journals as the Journal of Political Economy, the Public Finance Review, and the Southern Economic Journal. One of his papers won the Atlantic Economic Journal’s “Best Article of the Year” award in 1995.
The Charleston, S.C., native has also published two books, one of which is a best-selling “Principles of Economics” text, which is currently used at Francis Marion.
He won several teaching awards while still a graduate student at Florida State, and has won seven teaching awards in seven years at West Virginia. Also at WVU, he has sat on and chaired several dissertation committees, as well as served on various department, college and university committees.
Sobel has lectured on tax policy to the West Virginia Governor’s Commission on Fair Taxation, as well as to Congressional Staff members of the U.S. Congress.
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