Odell Named Top Economic History Teacher

Kerry Odell, the Mary W. Johnson Professor in Teaching, has won this year’s Jonathan Hughes Prize for Excellence in Teaching Economic History, presented by the Economic History Association. The annual award recognizes an outstanding teacher of economic history in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. Recent recipients have included professors from Amherst College, Harvard University, Oxford University, and UC Berkeley.

Odell has taught economics at Scripps College since 1987, including principles of macroeconomics and international economics. The College has recognized her skills in the classroom several times with the Mary Wig Johnson Award for teaching.

Dean of Faculty Michael Deane Lamkin commented: “Scripps College is proud to have Professor Kerry Odell recognized with this national award. Her students, faculty colleagues, and our entire community have benefited from her excellent teaching at Scripps.”

The Economic History Association was founded in 1940 to encourage and promote teaching, research, and publication on every phase of economic history, broadly defined. The EHA encourages superior teaching by awarding the Jonathan Hughes Prize, named after an outstanding scholar and influential teacher of economic history.