A Mississippi State University economics professor is being honored for his contributions to the field by a regional professional organization. Paul W. Grimes, also an associate dean for instruction and operations in the College of Business, received the Kenneth G. Elzinga Distinguished Teaching Award by the Southern Economic Association during its annual conference in Atlanta.
Grimes has written extensively on economics education and currently serves as associate editor of The Journal of Economic Education. He also is past president of the National Association of Economic Educators and recipient of the organization’s Henry H. Villard Research Award. Additionally, Grimes directs the Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy at MSU.
Grimes has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Pittsburg State University and a doctorate from Oklahoma State University, each in economics.