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Office hours: Monday, 4:15 p.m.- 5:15 p.m.; Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Boston; M.S., Suffolk University; B.A., Trinity College
I consider myself a lifetime learner, perennially curious about new and old ideas, and about how others see the world. I believe passionately that Economics, as a sometimes challenging subject, is often misrepresented as merely required to understand business or finance. I believe that understanding economics is critical to understanding the worlds —big and small—in which we live. I seek to help students to: Understand that economics is already a part of their lives, is everywhere, and is relevant to their lives and the world; Understand that economics is most relevant to an educated citizen as a way of thinking, a logical way to see the world and to think critically about what is there; Engage actively in their own learning, and recognize that lessons of the classroom reach beyond the classroom walls.
In addition to experience as an economist and public policy analyst, I have 10 years professional experience in operations management, fundraising management, efficiency evaluation and improvement, and program marketing. I have served as a professional consultant to nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and small businesses. I integrate my work with nonprofits with my teaching through student service projects and community events.
Teaching economics at Emmanuel is the best of both worlds as we are part of a Business Department and situated within a traditional liberal arts education. Our students have the opportunity to develop their understanding of an 'economic way of thinking' in a context that allows them to think critically and apply the tools and skills of economics to a variety of questions and problems. Students here bring a desire for experiential learning, for connecting what they learn in the classroom to the world outside, and for developing community. Our Boston location gives a unique extended classroom in which to consider topics such as urban economics, health care economics, environmental economics, economics and finance - a whole variety of issues on our doorstep. Emmanuel's mission keeps us always focused on the social justice aspects of these topics. The mission of the Business and Economics Department furthers this as we seek to support the intellectual, ethical and social development of our students. I love engaging with students at Emmanuel in this way.
Local Economic Development
Dr. Moryl's current research focuses on local economic development, as well as instructional methods for undergraduate economics. Dr. Moryl has presented her work on the Alignment of Community Preferences, Economic Development Goals, and Policy At local and national conferences. In 2016 she traveled to South Africa to study urban climate adaptation policies with the support of the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation. She has also presented her work on strategies for effective undergraduate introductory economics here at Emmanuel College and at a national economic teaching conference. In 2015 she won second place in the National Economic Teaching Association's 'Economist Educator's Best in Class award, which highlights and rewards creative and engaging teaching techniques, for the 'Podlearning' technique. This instructional technique is featured in the Journal of Economics Education in 2016 and you can see a video about it here.