Rong Rong 荣蓉
Assistant Professor of Economics
John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics
Weber State University
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See my learning curve! ========>
- Mistakes are milestones of learning. This is true both for my students learning economics and for me learning how to teach the subject.
Read my full teaching statement here.
- Chalkboard examples are helpful, but modern technologoy has a lot to offer in the classroom: video clips and interactive games keep today's students engaged.
- “True wisdom is knowing what you don't know”. Frequent feedback is gold. How about 6 midterms in a semester?
- Knowledge retention in the long run is more important than the final exam score.
|# of Sessions
Principle of Microeconomics
|Fall 2015 (1) (2), Spring 2015 (1) (2), Fall 2014 (1) (2), Spring 2014 (1) (2), Fall 2013 (1) (2)
Introduction to Research Method
|Spring 2015, Fall 2014
Research Method / Thesis
Principles of Economics
|Summer 2015 (taught at Shanghai Normal University, no evaluation provided)
|Summer 2011 (taught at George Mason University)
Selected student comments:
enjoyed the activities we did in class, and liked all the examples she
used for us to understand better. I know economics can be hard to
teach, but she made it look so simple. Because of her, I have a better
understand on how the world depends on economics and the importance it
has on our every day life. I do want to mention how I like that she
made us understand the application of the topics, rather than the
theory. She's an excellent professor and I'm glad I took this class
"Very fun assignments that really make you think about the subject in real world terms."
appreciated how helpful she was with answering questions. She responded
quickly to all my emails. I can tell that she loves what she does."
the extra things that you brought to the table. The app games to try
our hands at game theory. Auctioning items to solidify course concepts.
The combination of PP[t] slides, use of the white boards, experiments,
lectures, sapling, the extra videos. All of this created an amazing
experience and made learning fun and enjoyable. Thank you and I hope
you keep it up!"
Undergraduate thesis I mentored:
(poster or full text linked with consent)
- Yilin Chen, Comparative advertising and its effectiveness
- Subin Cho, When should I buy my airline ticket? ticket prices and the day of advance purchase
- Yingying Feng, Does weather affect movie market outcomes?
- Xiao He, The Effects of pollution on residential housing price in China
- Mengqi Hua, Is bookstore at WSU an efficient market?
- Inkyung Kim, Climate change and its impact on global agricultural commodity price
- Siyu Lu, The effect of knowledge level about organic food on people's willingness to pay: an experiment
- Siyuan Wu, The relationship between techonology use and happiness
- Chenjia Xia, Can group exercise improve your GPA?
- Min Zhou, The effect of information overload on decision accuracy: an experimental study
- Yang Yang, "Techgeek-ness" and willingness to pay for newly launched electronic products
Future teaching interests (with tentative class design):
Social Network Theory,