CSWEP Midwest

Midwest Economic Association (MEA)
83rd Annual Conference

March 15-17, 2019, Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
St. Louis, Missouri
Organizer: Shahina Amin, University of Northern Iowa


Detailed Schedule:

Friday, March 15, 2019

10:00–11:45am: Advice for Job Seekers

Chair and Organizer: Shahina Amin (University of Northern Iowa)

  • Siyu Wang (Missouri State University), “The Differences and Similarities between Academic and Non-Academic Job Markets”
  • Gaetano Antinolfi (Washington University in St. Louis), “The Job Search Process”
  • Shatanjaya Dasgupta (Beloit College), “How to Be Attractive to Liberal Arts Colleges on the Job Market.”
  • Jane Ihrig (Federal Reserve Board, Washington D.C.), “Working as an Economist at the Fed.”

12:00-1:00pm: Networking Lunch

1:15 – 3:00pm: Academic Career Challenges and Opportunities

Chair and Organizer: Shahina Amin (University of Northern Iowa)

  • Abigail Wozniak (Minneapolis Federal Reserve and OIGI), “Opportunities and Leadership Outside Your Academic Department” 
  • Ariuna Taivan (University of Minnesota), “How to Deal with Student Evaluation Bias for Underrepresented Minorities”
  • Anne Villamil (University of Iowa), “Balancing Teaching, Research, and Service in Mid-Career”
  • Jennifer Bossard (Doane University), “Leadership Positions in Academia: Pursue, Respond, and Empower”
  • Katherine S Silz-Carson (U.S. Air Force Academy), “Staying Research Active in a Non-Tenure-Track Position”

Saturday, March 16, 2019

8:00-9:45am: Mentoring Breakfast for Junior Faculty in the Non-Doctoral Program

At these informal meet and greet events, senior economists will be on hand to provide mentoring and networking opportunities. Junior economists are invited to register (see the link below) and discuss topics such as publishing, research, teaching, grant writing, networking, job search, career paths, work-life balance and the tenure process.

This mentoring experience is intended for junior female economists in the non-doctoral program who have completed their Ph.D. in the past 6 years. A light continental breakfast will be provided.

The mentors are: Anne Winkler (University of Missouri, St. Louis), Katherine Silz-Carson (U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado), and Kathy Krynski (Kenyon College, Ohio).  

There is no fee. To secure a spot, advance registration is suggested. 


Shahina Amin, Midwest Representative
Lawrence Jepson Professor of International Economics

Department of Economics
College of Business Administration
University of Northern Iowa
1227 West 27th Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0129
(319) 273-2637
shahina.amin@uni.edu