Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy

Meet CEEFL Director

Susan Doty
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Susan Doty is the founding director of the Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy and a senior lecturer in economics at The University of Texas at Tyler. She is the recipient of the 2015 University of Texas Systems Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award and is a founding faculty member of The University of Texas at Tyler’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers. She serves on the boards of directors for the Council for Economic Education (CEE) in New York City, New York, and the Texas Council on Economic Education (TCEE) in Houston, Texas, as well as the Executive Committee for the National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE). 

She completed her undergraduate work in biology at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, and has an MBA in management with an emphasis in finance from Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island. After spending a first career as an executive in the biotechnology industry where she developed her passion for the connections between education, innovation and entrepreneurship, Professor Doty changed her focus to undergraduate education and the professional development of K-12 teachers.  She has been teaching economics for over 20 years and has been a member of the faculty at UT Tyler since 2009.

She has previously taught at the Sam Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville Arkansas, the Maxwell School of Public Policy at Syracuse University in Syracuse New York, and at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg Mississippi, where she also launched and directed a Center for Economic Education.

Her professional interests are in instructional design, especially the use of technology in the classroom, and economic and financial literacy in P-20 education. She is the mother of four and grandmother of two and her personal interests include reading, travel, gardening and duplicate bridge.