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Faculty Advisor Newsletter

Biennial Convention
John R. Commons Award
ODE  Display Booth at ASSA
ODE Distinguished Advisor Award
Invited Student Session at ASSA 
Faculty Reception at ASSA
Central Office Location
Graduation Cords, Stoles and Medallions
Membership forms

Biennial Convention

ABOVE: Incoming ODE president Alan Grant presents outgoing Board member and Chair of the Board of Trustees Mary Ellen Benedict a plaque in recognition and appreciation of her service to ODE and her tenure on the Executive Board since 2002.

The next Biennial Convention will be held during the ASSA meetings in Atlanta in 2018. Chapters are invited to attend and encouranged to vote on the slate of officers for the ODE Executive Board for 2018-2020, which will take place at that meeting.

John R. Commons Award

The 2016 Commons Award was presentedto PAUL ROMER of New York University at the 2016 Commons Lecture during the ASSA meetings in San Francisco.

ODE  Display Booth at ASSA

ODE will again be represented at the annual meeting of ASSA in Chicago in January 2017.   Please come visit our booth.

ODE  Distinguished Advisor Award

ODE will again present the Distinguished Advisor Award for outstanding work with ODE in 2018. Nominations (including self-nominations) are currently being called for and will be accepted until August 31, 2017.

Below: The recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Advisor Award was presented to Dr. David Chaplin for his outstanding work with ODE and the chapter at Northwest Nazarene University. Dr Chaplin said, " I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the Executive Board of ODE. This recognition will be a source of pride for myself and the Delta Chapter of Idaho here at Northwest Nazarene University for many years to come."

ODE Faculty Advisor Reception

An ODE Faculty Advisor Reception was held during the ASSA meetings in San Francisco, allowing chapter advisors to meet the Board and other advisors and exchanges ideas. We invite all chapter advisors to join us in Chicago in January 2017.

Invited Student Session at ASSA 

          The ODE Invited Graduate Student Session in San Francisco in January was exceptional.
Four graduate students presented and discussed papers in this session, presided over by ODE VP
and President-Elect, Alan Grant. Presenter/Discussants were Shaomeng Jia of Mississippi State
University; Shirin Mollah of Claremont Graduate University; and Lyudmyla Kompaniyets of Washington
State University. The next Graduate Student Session will be in Chicago in January 2017.

RIGHT: ODE President-elect Alan Grant (far right) with the three presener/discussants at the ODE
Graduate Student Paper Session in San Franscisco in conjunction with the ASSA annual meeting.


Central Office Location

    When mailing materials to the central office in Fairhope, AL, the address is:

        PO Box 2096,
        Fairhope, AL 36533

    For UPS and FedEx, the physical address is 19 S. Summit St., No. 9, Fairhope, AL 36532.

Graduation Cords, Stoles and Medallions

    The Central Office has graduation cords (royal and gold) available.  The cost is $10.00 for a set sent to one location.  For multiple cords sent to the same location, the prices are:

         2-20    $9.00 each
         > 20    $8.00 each

    We offer gold stoles with royal blue screen printing.  On one end of the stole is the ODE key with the word HONORS on the other end.  The cost of the stoles will be $20 for one.  For multiple stoles sent to the same address the prices will be:

         2-10    $19.00
         > 10    $18.00

    The Medallions are bronze with a basel around the outside and the ODE key in the middle.  They are on blue ribbon.  The cost of these will increase to $40.00.

    If you would like to order any of these items for your ODE members for graduation, please let us know.   

Membership forms

    New membership forms are available for download with the correct prices for dues and for the jewelry and plaques.  Please destroy all obsolete forms. Use of these forms may result in underpayment, which can delay processing.  We no longer provide 2-part forms. All forms should be downloaded from the website. Send us one copy and keep a copy for your files. 


ODE and Sage Publications are pleased to announce that The American Economist is now available online at americaneconomist.org. New members can access their online subscription in the “Subscribe” section of the AE website, by entering their ODE member number (located on the member card given by their chapter at induction) and setting up their account.

ODE Superstars

ODE is pleased to announce the winners of the annual paper competitions. The winner of the Irving Fisher Award for 2015 is Jia Wang of the university of Oklahoma for “Do Economic Development Incentives Crowd Out Public Expenditures in US States?.” The winner of the Frank W. Taussig undergraduate award is Kelly M. Lee of Georgia College & State University for “Does Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Affect Employment?”

Our 2016 Distinguished Advisor award goes to David Chaplin, chapter advisor of the chapter of ODE at Northwest Nazarene University.

Paul Romer of New York University received the 2016 John R. Commons Award. His lecture, “The Trouble with Macroeconomics” was delivered to a packed house.


April 30, 2016

  1. Chapter reporting form - Return this form to the Central Office. Information given to us in this form will be posted on this website. Any outstanding grant reports for Fall 2015 grants should be received no later than this date as well
  2. Proposals for Chapter Project Grants for the fall of 2016
May 15, 2016
Deadline for submitting form to present papers at the Graduate Student Session and Chapter Advisor Session in Chicago in January 2017 at the Allied Social Sciences Association meeting.
June 15, 2016
NEW Deadline for submitting papers for the Fisher and Taussig article awards.
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