United Methodist Exemplary Teacher Award Presented to UE Economics Professor

Posted: Wednesday, December 16, 2015

University of Evansville assistant professor of economics Omer Bayar received the 2015 United Methodist Exemplary Teacher Award during UE’s Winter Commencement exercise on December 16. The award is given annually by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church. It recognizes excellence in teaching at United Methodist Church-related institutions of higher education. 

During his time at UE, Bayar has served on many University and Schroeder Family School of Business Administration committees such as Admissions and Standards, Undergraduate Research, the Student Success Team, and Honors Program. Bayar is very student-centered. He is known as an outstanding professor, often teaching a diverse group of majors in his courses. In addition, in 2014 he led a Contemporary European Business Issues study abroad course to the University’s British campus, Harlaxton College, and his native homeland, Istanbul, Turkey.

Bayar earned his Ph.D. in economics with concentrations in monetary economics, international economics, and applied econometrics from the University of Tennessee where he received the J. Fred and Wilma A. Holly Fellowship. His research focuses on monetary policy adjustment, interaction of the housing market and the macro economy, and the effect of international sporting events on trade. His research has been published in five peer reviewed journal publications, three of which were accepted in top-tier journals.

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