Professor Dixie M. Blackley received her Ph.D. in Economics from the Maxwell School of Citizenship at Syracuse University. She teaches Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Econometrics, the Economics of Poverty, and the Senior Seminar. Some of her courses include a service-learning component. For example, her Econometrics students have conducted empirical studies for on-campus clients (e.g., Admissions, Campus Ministry) and her Poverty students have volunteered with the Salvation Army as part of their class projects. Professor Blackley is faculty advisor for the Alpha Omega chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international honor society in economics. During summer orientation, she offers sessions on academic life at Le Moyne for incoming students and their parents. Her research is in the area of housing economics, including residence location, homeownership and innovation in homebuilding. In addition to her faculty position, Professor Blackley is Associate Dean of Arts & Sciences.
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