Congratulations to Thomas Groll, senior lecturer in international and public affairs, who received a 2022-23 Teaching and Learning Grant from the Office of the Provost. His project, "Assignment Builder for EconPractice and Adaptive E-Learning Assignments" is one of 12 honorees in the category of innovative course design.
According to the August 11 announcement by Provost Mary C. Boyce, "the grant programs support faculty in developing innovative and technology-rich pedagogies and learning strategies for Columbia courses and beyond. The grants will help assess the effectiveness of new educational methods and tools, and illuminate strategies to improve learning outcomes for Columbia students across disciplines."
Groll teaches the core master’s course Macroeconomics for International and Public Affairs. His primary research areas are political economics, industrial organization, and public economics, with a particular focus on lobbying activities: how they are organized and undertaken, and their effects on policymaking and regulatory outcomes. His peer-reviewed research has been published in academic journals of economics and political science.