Dr. Tara Brown
Clinical Assistant Professor
"My college professors has a profound impact on me through their encouragement, accessibility, and kindness, they taught me to love economics. I wanted to pass that along to my students."
- PhD in Economics – University of Texas at Dallas, 2010
- MS in Economics – University of Texas at Dallas, 2009
- MA in Economics – Emory University, 2005
- BA in Economics – Austin College, 2001
Teaching at UT Arlington. I've enjoyed interacting with students by acting as faculty sponsor for UTA's chapter of NABE (National Association of Business Economics). I am also a member of DABE (DFW Area Association of Business Economics) and was invited to give a talk on behavioral and experimental economics.
Which classes do you teach online?
Why did you start teaching?
My college professors has a profound impact on me through their encouragement, accessibility, and kindness, they taught me to love economics. I wanted to pass that along to my students.
What advice would you give to those considering the UTA MBA online program?
Graduate classes are very different than undergraduate classes. There is a lot that you have to teach and/or work through yourself so that you can thoroughly understand the concepts. Your professors expect you to do this. The best way to succeed is to be willing to put in the time a course deserves and stay on top of a class (there are not a lot of successful students who rely on cramming for exams or who finish assignments last minute).
What do you want your students to learn in your classes?
I have three goals for students who take this class:
- Economics is the study of people and their incentives. Its theories, models and calculations usually are there to express very simple ideas which hold true in many aspects of business and life.
- Models are more than just graphs, they explain stories and concepts crucial to understand.
- Economics should not be intimidating, it is a very logical science and can help explain many phenomena in life.