UNO professor recognized as eminent scholar
August 8th, 2013
Omaha, NE — The University of Nebraska Omaha along with its College of Business Administration has chosen Professor Mark Wohar as the universityâ€™s first eminent scholar.[audio:https://kvnonews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/FINAL1.mp3]
The four-year designation was created by UNO CBA to recognize a tenured faculty member with national or international prominence for the quality and impact of their work.
Wohar, an economics professor, will teach four courses during the 2013-2014 school year, receive a $10,000 stipend and $2,000 toward faculty development as part of his position.
â€œItâ€™s like the pieces of the puzzle fell together,â€ Wohar said. â€œI had been honored overseas and then to come home and have this bestowed on me nationally, I was just so pleased and so honored.â€
Although Wohar has published more than 120 peer-reviewed articles, edited three books and been a lecturer at numerous institutions including the University of Notre Dame, Cambridge University and Oxford University, becoming an expert in economics was an unlikely choice.
â€œI was a math and physics major in college and my first economics class I did not like at all,â€ he said.
Initially, he decided to attend the MBA program at the University of Delaware. He landed in a micro-economics class where his professor Edwin Wood finally made economics make sense. Wohar eventually decided to pursue a masterâ€™s in economics.
The Belle Mead, N.J. native began his career after graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign in 1985 with a Ph.D. in economics. He taught at the University of Miami for three years before working at the Department of Treasury and ultimately settling at UNO.
â€œI love teaching,â€ Wohar said. â€œI never shy away from that. I think itâ€™s really important to impart on our students some of the things weâ€™re working on.â€
He recently returned from the United Kingdomâ€™s Loughborough (Luff Bruh) Universityâ€™s finance department where he served as a visiting faculty member. He will return in 2014 and 2015.
Wohar will continue his international reach by inviting a professor from the UK to present research at UNO in October.
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