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GFCB Economics Staff - Thomas Noser

Dr. Thomas Noser

Dr. Thomas Noser

Professor- Economics

Office:  GH 419
Phone:  270-745-3642


Dr. Noser specializes in the areas of statistics and statistical analysis, statistical process control, and microeconomics. His research interests focus on assessment of student preparedness and performance, and faculty teaching effectiveness and research productivity, and faculty & student perceptions of online/distance education. He primarily teaches courses in statistics, statistical analysis, and microeconomics.


Ph.D., Economics, University of Alabama
M.A., Economics, University of Alabama
B.A., Economics, University of Notre Dame

Dr. Noser's publications include "Faculty Perceptions of Distance Education Courses: A Survey," Journal of College Teaching & Learning, "The Online 'classroom': Differences in Perception Between Business and Non-Business Students," Journal of College Teaching & Learning, "The Online 'classroom': What Do Students Think?" Journal of Informatics Education Research; "Perceptions of Undergraduate Business Students Toward Online Courses in Higher Education Expanded and Revistied: Do Gender, Age, and/or Past Experience Make a Difference?" Journal of Business and Economic Research; "Research Productivity and Perceived Teaching Effectiveness: A Survey of Economics Faculty," Research in Higher Education, "The Issue of Student Preparedness: Perceptions of Economics Professors," Journal of Contemporary Business Issues, "Economic Rents and Severance Taxation in the United States Coal Industry," Business and Economic Review; and "Surface Mine Land Reclamation Costs," Land Economics. Dr. Noser is a regular presenter and participant at the annual meetings of the International Business & Economics Research Conference, and the College Teaching & Learning Conference. Dr. Noser has served as a consultant to numerous regional industries in the areas of statistical process control and quality control.

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 Last Modified 9/24/14