The Academy

Susan Doty (Past President)

Susan Doty

Title: Senior Lecturer in Economics, Director for Economic Education & Financial Literacy (CEEFL)
Department: The Academy
Building: CAS 240
Phone: 903.566.7459


  • MBA in Management, emphasis in Finance, Bryant University, Smithfield, Rhode Island, 1982
  • BA in Biology, minor in Education, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, 1978


Research Interests:  Economic Education, Financial Literacy, Effects of Technology

Teaching Interests: Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Introduction to Economics, Honors Economics, Economics Issues and Policy, Economics of Education, Economics of Technology and Innovation


There is nothing as rewarding to me as a student who comes back semesters or years later and says, "What I learned with you has made a positive difference in my life."

Susan Doty is the Founding Director of the Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Texas at Tyler.  She is the recipient of the 2015 University of Texas Systems Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award. She serves on the Boards of Directors for the Council for Economic Education (CEE) in New York City, NY and the Texas Council for Economic Education in Houston, TX 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, Mrs. 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 at Fayetteville, the Maxwell School of Public Policy at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York and at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Her professional interests are in instructional design, especially the use of technology in the classroom, and economic and financial literacy in K-12 education.  She is the mother of four and grandmother of one and her personal interests include reading, travel, gardening and duplicate bridge.

University of Texas System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award