Fabio Mendez to be installed as Hanway Chair in Global Studies
Fabio Mendez, Ph.D., will be installed as the Loyola University Maryland Hanway Chair in Global Studies on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 5:30 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Chapel. A reception in Hug Lounge will follow the installation.
Mendez was named the inaugural Hanway Chair in fall 2013 after teaching for more than 10 years at the University of Arkansas, where he served as an associate professor of economics and the director of graduate studies. As the Hanway Chair, Mendez is part of the Global Studies Steering Committee that works with the program director to develop new programs, activities, and initiatives for both students and faculty.
During his time at Loyola, Mendez has served on the search committee for the Global Studies director, worked with the Global Studies Club, taught three new courses within the department, and held the Global Studies seminar for graduating seniors.
In addition, Mendez will teach as an associate professor in Loyola’s economics department.
“Being installed as the Hanway Chair offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance for me to partner with Loyola University Maryland in a mission I admire. During my first year at Loyola, my family and I have enjoyed becoming members of this dynamic community,” Mendez said. “Loyola has such a passion and commitment to enriching students with a global perspective, and preparing them to be the leaders for the future. Serving as the Hanway Chair is an honor, of course, but it also means I am taking on the responsibility of continuing to enrich Global Studies at Loyola, and of helping Loyola have an increasingly stronger voice in the international conversation.”
Mendez received his Ph.D. in Economics from Michigan State University in 2000. He has presented at seminars across the United States, Latin America, and Europe. He also served on the editorial board of the International Journal of Applied Economics from 2003-06.
He is a reviewer for several journals and has published articles in peer-reviewed journals on economics, politics, and law, including his most recent “On the Advantages and Disadvantages of Subjective Measures” (with Salar Jahedi) in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 98, February 2014.
Prior to his career in academe, Mendez was a decision science economist/senior analyst at Citigroup Inc. He is a member of the American Economic Association and the Southern Economic Association. He was born in Costa Rica and is fluent in English, French, and Spanish. Mendez lives in Baltimore with his wife and two children.
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About the Hanway Chair in Global Studies:
The Hanway Chair was established to provide visionary leadership to the Global Studies undergraduate program, and to support the University’s efforts to increase interdisciplinary discourse. The chair is held by a distinguished scholar and dynamic leader with a record of research and teaching on global or international issues. The Hanway Chair in Global Studies is made possible by the generosity of H. Edward Hanway, ’74, former chairman of Loyola’s board of trustees, and his wife, Ellen.