Center Director Susan Doty

Picture1Susan Doty is the founding director of the Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy at The University of Texas at Tyler, where she also serves on the economics faculty as a senior lecturer and undergraduate economics advisor. Prior to starting the Center at UT Tyler, she started a similar center at the University of Southern Mississippi, where she initiated the first district-wide initiative to integrate economics and personal finance into every subject area at each K-12 grade level in all public schools with the Lamar County school district.

Both university centers have been recognized as the most active in their respective states in terms of teacher outreach under her directorship. She completed her undergraduate work in biology at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts and has an MBA from Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island.

She spent a first career in the biotechnology industry, where she was a champion of innovation and entrepreneurship. Susan has been teaching economics for over 20 years and is in her 6th year at UT Tyler. She has taught at the Sam Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, the Maxwell School of Public Policy at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York and at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

She serves on the executive committee of the National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE). Her professional interests are in instructional design, especially the use of technology in the classroom, and economic and financial literacy in K-12 education.

Susan has been recognized for outstanding teaching, service and fundraising and is known for her passion for educational outreach. She is the mother of four and grandmother of one and her personal interests include gardening and duplicate bridge.