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Dirk Mateer

Dirk Mateer

Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies, Economics

2007 Faculty Seminar Fellow


Dirk Mateer has been teaching college economics for 16 years and he is currently a Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of the Undergraduate Studies Program in Economics at Penn State where he regularly teaches large principles sections. He is the author of Economics in the Movies (Thomson/South-Western, 2005). He uses a variety of methods (film clips, music videos, songs, demonstrations, and other active learning processes) to stimulate students to think about economics outside of traditional boundaries. Dirk brings a small class attitude to his large sections. As a result, his teaching efforts have been recognized by his students, colleagues and nationally on over a dozen occasions.