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Clarkson Professor Mark Frascatore Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

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Mark R. Frascatore of Potsdam, associate professor of Economics at Clarkson University, was awarded the Clarkson University Distinguished Teaching Award during the 111th commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 9.

Created in 1960 as the Excellent Teaching Award and renewed a decade later under a new name, the Distinguished Teaching Award and its $1,500 prize recognize "the importance of superior teaching." Clarkson University alumni nominate candidates with the recipient chosen by a faculty committee. frascatore

As director of undergraduate programs, he was one of the architects of the redesigned undergraduate business school curriculum that was introduced in fall 2002. The innovative curriculum was a result of a cooperative endeavor between Clarkson faculty and high-profile industry leaders from successful companies like Accenture, Lockheed Martin, IBM, General Electric, and Kodak. The program features four interdisciplinary majors designed to provide graduates with a well-rounded business education that reflects the increasing importance of technology and provides the skills today's employers seek.

His commitment to outstanding teaching has been recognized with other awards, most notably, the Clarkson University Outstanding New Teacher Award, the Clarkson University Student Association Outstanding Teacher Award, and the School of Business Graduate Programs Best Professor Award. His courses include industry structure, managerial economics, and applied microeconomics.

Frascatore's research interests include industrial organization, regulation, contract theory and game theory. He has been widely published in a number of respected economics journals, including the International Journal of Industrial Organization, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and the Canadian Journal of Economics. He has also served the campus community in several capacities including being a member of the University Senate, chair of the Academic Standards Committee, adviser to the Graduate Business Association and chair of the Clarkson University School of Business Research Committee.

Frascatore received his bachelor's degree in economics from SUNY Binghamton and his master's and doctoral degrees in economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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