Dr. Casey Abington
Associate Professor of Economics
"It is a good feeling knowing that I can make a difference by providing students with tools that will help make them more knowledgeable and productive citizens."
- Ph.D. in Economics – Kansas State University, 2010
- MBA with Finance Emphasis – University of Central Missouri, 2004
- B.S. in Finance – University of Central Missouri, 2003
- Five peer-reviewed publications
- Dean's Award for Exemplary Teaching
- Dean's Award for Exemplary Research
Which class do you teach online?
What do you want your students to take away from class?
- Gain factual financial management knowledge (definitions, terminology, classifications and methods).
- Explain and discuss fundamental financial management principles, generalizations, and theories.
- Apply course material to improve rational financial thinking, problem-solving and decision-making.
- Develop skills, competencies and points of view needed by professionals in all areas of business.
Why did you start teaching?
There are many reasons why I love to teach. Each day gives me the opportunity to introduce my students to new ideas, spark their interest and inspire them to learn. This is a task and a privilege that I do not take lightly. There is no doubt that being an effective teacher is a lot of work, but the rewards reaped far outweigh the effort expended. Nothing is more gratifying than seeing a student excited about learning. It is a good feeling knowing that I can make a difference by providing students with tools that will help make them more knowledgeable and productive citizens.
What advice would you give to your online students?