Kathryn Wilson | Aug. 28, 2017 | Kent State University

Familiar Face

Kathryn Wilson

Professor
Department of Economics
Kent Campus

JOB DESCRIPTION:

I teach and do research in economics. The courses I teach include everything from First Year Experience (FYE) for incoming students to the capstone course in the major. My research focuses on social mobility, income distribution and poverty.

WORKED AT KENT STATE SINCE:

August 1996

EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

Graduate student

LIKES MOST ABOUT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

I love the people at Kent State, especially the students. I also love all that Kent as a college town has to offer, particularly walking to dinner in downtown Kent on a summer day.

ATTRACTION TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AS AN EMPLOYER:

There is a community feel to the university that makes it feel like home.

RESIDES IN:

Kent, Ohio

HOMETOWN:

Racine, Wisconsin

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. in Economics from University of Wisconsin-Madison

HOBBIES:

Golf, travel, hiking and stand-up paddle boarding (SUP)