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Melanie  Fox

Melanie Fox

Clinical Assistant Professor of Economics


PhD Economics, University of Houston
MA Economics, University of Houston
BS Economics, University of Houston
Graduate Certificate Public Health, University of Texas


Dr. Melanie Fox joins the Mitchell E. Daniels School of Business fro Virginia Tech.  She received her PhD form the University of Houston. She believes engaging active learning is key. 

"I believe that the most important task for an educator is to convey meaning and relevance to students. The primary role of an educator is to guide students toward being self-educators and inspire in students a desire for lifelong learning. To do so, you must make a topic mean something to students in order to make them care deeply about it. That can be done in a variety of ways depending on the content involved, but narrative and active learning is the “secret sauce” for any subject."

Melanie strives to make students see themselves in the content and making economics relevant to them.  She is also likes to interact with her students. 

Phone: (765) 494-7211
Office: KRAN 345

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Area(s) of Expertise

Diversity/Inclusion, Economics, Experiential Learning, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics