Dr. Melanie E. Fox
Office Location: 3333 Administration Building
Dr. Fox graduated in 2000 from the University of Houston with a BA in Economics with a minor in Russian. She received the Stella Earhardt Fellowship as an entering graduate student at the University of Houston, where she earned an MA and PhD in Economics. In addition to her degrees in economics, Dr. Fox holds a graduate certificate in public health from the school of Public Health at the University of Texas Health Science Center and has continued graduate education in epidemiology at the University of Louisville. Prior to joining the Thomas More faculty in 2016, she was a visiting instructor at the Unviersity of Louisville and Associate Professor of Economics and Morris Professor of Public Policy at Austin College in Sherman, TX.
In addition to publications in the American Economic Review, Economics and Human Biology, and Death Studies, Dr. Fox has authored or co-authored several books. In 2006 she co-created the Economics Scholars Program with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, an undergraduate research conference in Economics that serves students from around the world. Additionally, she has served as a faculty consultant for Educational Testing Service and has served the College Board as an AP reader in Macroeconomics since 2007.
Courses Taught: Principles of Economics, principles of microeconomics, principles of macroeconomics, Health Economics (undergraduate and graduate level), Research Methods in Economics and Business, Statistics for Economics and Business, Development Economics (undergraduate and graduate level), Labor Economics, Freshman Seminar (Communication and Inquiry- subjects have included Behavioral Economics and The Culture of Food), Senior Seminar (topic: Game Theory), Economic Development and Poverty in Film, Introduction to Public Health.
Peer Reviewed Publications:
“Child Death in the United States: Productivity and the Economic Burden of Parental Grief” [first author, with J. Cacciatore and J. Lacasse]. (2014). Death Studies. Vol 38, Issue 9.
“Patent Citations and the Geography of Knowledge Spillovers: A Reassessment” [with Peter Thompson], American Economic Review, 95(1): 450-460, March 2005.
Reprinted in Zoltan J. Acs (ed.), The Knowledge Spillover Theory of Entrepreneurship, Edward Elgar.
“Patent Citations and the Geography of Knowledge Spillovers: A Reassessment: Reply” [with Peter Thompson], American Economic Review, 95(1): 465-466, March 2005.
“The Effects of Maternal Education versus Cognitive Test Scores on Child Nutrition in Kenya”, [with Alok Bhargava], Economics and Human Biology, December 2003.
Economics Demystified (co-authored with Eric Dodge), 2012, McGraw-Hill Professional
500 Questions to Know by Exam Day - Microeconomics (co-authored with Eric Dodge), 2012, McGraw-Hill Professional
500 Questions to Know by Exam Day - Macroeconomics (co-authored with Eric Dodge), 2012 McGraw-Hill Professional
Strive for a Five - Microeconomics, Worth Publishing, March 2015
Strive for a Five - Macroeconomics (co-authored with Margaret Ray), Worth Publishing, 2015
Consulting and Miscellaneous Activity:
Exam question writer for Educational Testing Services - TeXes Social Studies Grades 8-12 Exam, 2009 – 2010
Exam question writer for Educational Testing Services - AP economics exams (Microeconomics and Macroeconomics), 2010-2013
AP Economics Reader, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012
AP Macroeconomics Table Leader, 2013, 2016
AP Macroeconomics Question Leader, 2014 and 2015
Educational Policy Improvement Center - Consultant
NAEP College Course Content Analysis - 2013
Gates Foundation - Course Content Analysis – 2014
Subject Matter Expert, Luma Learning
Supplementary Materials (Online quizzes and full length AP exams) for Krugman’s Macroeconomics for AP* by Margaret Ray and David Anderson
Reviewer: Contemporary Labor Economics 7th ed., McConnell, Brue, and MacPherson
Forward to “The Everything Economics Book: From Theory to Practice, Your Complete Guide to Understanding Economics Today” by David Mayer, Adams Media, 2010
Melanie E. Fox first came to Thomas More College in 2016.