economics

Telling their stories: Summer Research looking at how schools reflect social, economic changes

SRP 2020 Crystal Howell

Kyle May ’21 and education professor Crystal Howell are working to tell the stories of three different communities, reflected in both the industries that sustain them and the conditions of their schools, through work for Randolph’s Summer Research Program.... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor’s article published in Virginia Science Journal

John Abell

An article by economics professor John Abell was published in the Fall 2019 edition of the Virginia Social Science Journal. “Redlining in Lynchburg” analyzes Lynchburg’s experience with the federal housing policies of the Homeowners Loan Corporation, which were openly racist in their intent and implemented in ways that precluded blacks from benefiting from them in... READ MORE >>

Three Randolph faculty to present at Race, Poverty, & Social Justice Conference

(From left) Julio Rodriguez, Karin Warren, and John Abell

Three members of the Randolph College Faculty will participate in the 6th Annual Race, Poverty, & Social Justice Conference this weekend at the University of Lynchburg. The theme of the event is “Uprising: Organizing Social Justice in America.” On Saturday morning, John Abell, the Carl Stern Chair of Economics, will present “Redlining in Lynchburg,” and... READ MORE >>

Two students selected for new study abroad opportunity at Queens University Belfast 

Gunnar Copeland (left) and Wade Hall

Since he arrived at Randolph, Wade Hall ’21 has dreamed of studying abroad. Now, thanks to a new partnership between Randolph and Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), he’ll get to spend a semester abroad in Ireland. What’s more, he’ll get to experience it with one of his best friends, Gunnar Copeland ’21.  The two students are... READ MORE >>

Meet the faculty: A Q&A with new economics and business professor ATM Sayfuddin

ATM Sayfuddin

Randolph College’s 2019-20 academic year is officially underway, and several new faces have joined the faculty. Economics and business professor ATM Sayfuddin is one of the new additions: Where are you originally from and what is your career/educational background? I am originally from Dhaka, Bangladesh. I completed a bachelor’s degree in public administration at the... READ MORE >>

Global Journal of Business Pedagogy publishes article by Randolph business professor

Jeffery Heinfeldt

An article by economics and business professor Jeff Heinfeldt has been published in the Global Journal of Business Pedagogy. The article, titled “The Identification of Stakeholders in Holiday Films: An Illustrative, Pedagogical Analysis,” was part of Heinfeldt’s sabbatical research project. In his writings, Heinfeldt identifies and analyzes stakeholder relationships from a number of classic, holiday... READ MORE >>

It all adds up: Business and economics major helps handle money at Busch Gardens

Cody Carpenter in front of a large statue of the Busch Gardens logo

As a cash control intern at Busch Gardens this summer, Cody Carpenter ’21 is getting to work at a place he has loved his entire life.  “I wanted to do this internship since I was born in Williamsburg and already knew the area and the park,” Carpenter said. “I also feel like having a name... READ MORE >>

Heinfeldt presents research at Institute for Global Business Research Conference

Jeffery Heinfeldt

Economics and business professor Jeffery Heinfeldt presented his paper, “The Identification of Stakeholders in Holiday Films: An Illustrative, Pedagogical Analysis,” at the Institute for Global Business Research Conference in New Orleans on April 26. In his paper, Heinfeldt identifies and analyzes stakeholder relationships from a number of classic, holiday movies in order to enhance the... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces 2019 Academic and Leadership Awards

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Randolph College held its annual Academic and Leadership Awards ceremony to honor students who excelled in their academic performance as well as demonstrated leadership at the College. The following students received awards: Academic Awards Art and Art History Outstanding First Year: A’Nyeja Adams Rachel Trexler Ellis ‘44 Art Prize for Excellence in Art: Cai Czuhai... READ MORE >>

Laura Pennington Briggs ’08 gives TED Talk about freelance work

Laura Pennington Briggs '08

Laura Pennington Briggs ’08, a legal SEO blog writer and strategist, recently released her TED Talk, “The Future is Freelancing.” At Randolph, Briggs majored in economics and political science, and she earned a master’s degree in political science and Ph.D. in public administration/policy from Virginia Tech. In addition to her TED Talk, Briggs contributed her... READ MORE >>