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Samwick Is N.H. Professor of the Year

Andrew Samwick, professor of economics and director of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and Social Sciences, was named the 2009 New Hampshire Professor of the Year in November by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). He was recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

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Professor Andrew Samwick was recently recognized for excellence in teaching by CASE. See what’s on his mind at his blog, Capital Gains and Games. (Photo by Joseph Mehling ’69)

“It is personally very rewarding to have outside organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and CASE identify the work I have been doing as a classroom teacher, a research mentor, and the director of a public policy center as worthy of recognition,” says Samwick, who joined the faculty in 1994 and assumed leadership of the Rockefeller Center in 2004, following a year in Washington as the chief economist on the staff of President George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers.

Samwick has had a substantial impact on Dartmouth undergraduates, including Tomas Jagelka ’11, an economics major and public policy and French minor who first met him as a prospective student. Now a Presidential Scholar working with Samwick on projects related to fiscal policy, the Slovakia native says, “Professor Samwick has profoundly influenced my life at Dartmouth. He has become more than a teacher for me. He’s a mentor who has taught me how to ask questions and is helping prepare me to ‘leave the nest,’ so to speak.”

Last Updated: 1/7/10