Evansville professor wins Methodist church's Exemplary Teacher Award


The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church recently gave University of Evansville assistant professor of economics Omer Bayar the 2015 United Methodist Exemplary Teacher Award.

The award honors excellence in teaching at higher education institutions related to the United Methodist Church.

Bayar teaches a varied group of majors in his courses and has served on many university and Schroeder Family School of Business Administration committees, including the Admissions and Standards Committee, the Undergraduate Research Committee, the Student Success Team and the Honors Program.

From Istanbul, Turkey, he led a study abroad course in contemporary European business issues to his homeland and to Harlaxton College, the university’s British campus.

A graduate of the University of Tennessee, he earned his doctorate in economics with concentrations in monetary economics, international economics and applied econometrics. He also earned the J. Fred and Wilma A. Holly Fellowship. His research in subjects such as monetary policy adjustment, the interplay between the housing market and the macro economy, and how international sporting events affect trade was published in five peer-reviewed journals.

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