Jefferey Sarbaum

Senior Lecturer


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Phone: 336.334.4909


Dr. Jeff Sarbaum (Ph.D., SUNY Binghamton, 1997), Sue W. Cole Distinguished Senior Lecturer of Economics, has over twenty-five years of university teaching experience. He has developed numerous innovative graduate and undergraduate courses, integrating traditional pedagogy with new modalities and technologies. He has won the Bryan School Teaching Excellence Award, the UNCG Excellence Award for Student Learning Enhancement, and been nominated for the UNCG Excellence Award in Online Education as well as the UNCG Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Sarbaum has been invited to speak about his teaching and research at numerous conferences, including a keynote presentation at the Duke University Instructional Technology Showcase. He has served on the UNCG Faculty Senate Online Learning Committee, the UNCG BLS Online Steering Committee, and the Economics Department and Bryan School Undergraduate Program Committees. Dr. Sarbaum also served as a Co-PI on a project funded by the National Science Foundation to develop online modules that teach mathematics skills in the context of economics to promote economic literacy. He is also co-author of a principles of economics textbook, Economics Interactive., published by Pearson Higher Education. The textbook is currently in use at a number of colleges and universities across the nation.


Binghamton University (SUNY) – Ph.D. in Economics (1997)

         Fields: Experimental, Labor, International, Urban

University of the Pacific – B.S. in Economics (1990)

The Institute of European Studies, Frieburg, Germany – Study Abroad (1989)

Recent Research & Publications


Macroeconomics Interactive, 1st edition, by Parkin, Bade, Sarbaum. ISBN-13: 9780134522494 Pearson Education, Boston, MA (2022)

Microeconomics Interactive, 1st edition, by Parkin, Bade, Sarbaum. ISBN-13: 9780134520254 Pearson Education, Boston, MA (2021)

Papers and Publications

Howard, E., J. Sarbaum, Addressing Study Skills, Learning Theory, and Critical Thinking Skills in Principles of Economics Courses. Frontiers in Education, Volume 7 (2022)

Andersen, M., Gicheva, D., J. Sarbaum, Requiring versus Recommending Preparation Before Class: Does it Matter? Southern Economic Journal, 85 (2), 616-631 (2018)