Press Release Archive 2011 - 1999

ACI's Jim Angresano Named Idaho Professor of the Year

2006. 11. 16.

Albertson College of Idaho Professor of Political Economy Jim Angresano has been named the 2006 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Idaho Professor of the Year.

"Dr. Angresano epitomizes our claim that CofI faculty are among the best anywhere," CofI Vice President for Academic Affairs Mark Smith said. "His contributions to his academic field, combined with his devotion to his students make Dr. Angresano eminently worthy of this prestigious award."

Sponsored by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and administered by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the awards recognize professors for their influence on teaching and their outstanding commitment to teaching undergraduate students. The U.S. Professors of the Year program, created in 1981, is the only national initiative specifically designed to recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring.

Dr. Angresano's expertise is in comparative economics for which he is the author of Comparative Economics and many articles in professional journals . He has also published in the area of history of economic thought, including The Political Economy of Gunnar Myrdal. His current research interests are the Western European welfare states and the Chinese economy. Angresano has received three Fulbright Scholarships in recent years. In both February 2003 and February 2004, Angresano received a Fulbright Senior Specialist grant to lecture on economic development and international economics at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt. In 1991 he taught at the University of Varna in Bulgaria on a Fulbright Scholarship.

Angresano received his bachelor's degree from Lehigh University, an M.B.A from New York University and a doctorate from the University of Tennessee. He has been teaching at CofI since 1995.

The Professors of the Year were honored this week at a luncheon at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C.