Robert McKeown has the position of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in the Department of Economics at York University. He is a holder of both a Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and a PhD in economics which reflects his interest in both theory and practical application. This combination helps him empathize with students whether their career aspirations are private, public, or academic. Robert McKeown strongly believes that active learning leads to better student outcomes and is committed to adopting education technology that increases student success. Technology is especially important in large classes where student engagement requires some creativity.
Since arriving at York University, Robert McKeown has focused his teaching on first-year undergraduate courses: principles of economics and mathematics for economics. In turn, these courses have motivated his scholarship on teaching and learning — Robert McKeown has been studying how ALEKS, a math learning environment with adaptive questions, increases student preparedness for majoring in economics. He is Academic Director of SNACK, the Student Numeracy Assistance Centre at York University and a collaborator on GAMES — A Gentle Approach to Math, Excel, and Stats. GAMES is a 24-week open-education resource designed for a diverse set of learners in preparation for becoming majors in economics, business, and the social science.
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PhD in Economics, 2017
Masters of Economics, 2009
Bachelor of Commerce, 2008