Sloan Spotlight



This area will introduce you to some of the most interesting economics students, professors and professionals.  See what they’re up to, what they’re research is about and where they’re heading…




Sam Patterson, UMBC’s Newest Rhodes Scholar, Plans to Transform Transportation

By Sarah Hansen

Sam Patterson ’21, M29, is now the second student in UMBC history to receive a Rhodes Scholarship. Only 32 American students are awarded the prestigious scholarship each year, which supports graduate study at the University of Oxford in England.  MORE



Enduring the Pain and Getting Through It: One Man’s Path from the Boxing Ring to the Economics Profession

Dr. Gary Hoover, Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, University of Oklahoma

Stepping into the ring isn’t something that many economists can say they’ve done. Nor can they say they’ve had their bell rung by an aspiring Olympic boxer. Gary “Hoov” Hoover can.  Hoover was a boxer at a Milwaukee community center and joined the Army right after graduation. “I wasn’t quite convinced that I was quite the scrub that I actually am,” he said.MORE…