North Central College - Naperville, IL

Diane Anstine named first holder of economics endowed chair

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June 24, 2011—North Central College recently announced that Diane Anstine, associate professor and chair of economics, was named the first holder of the Mary Schneller Rosar Professor of Economics endowed chair.

The new endowed chair was made possible by the generosity of alumnae Mary Schneller Rosar, Class of 1933, and her sister Cecelia Schneller Mueller, Class of 1927.

Anstine holds a B.A. and M.A. from Miami University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. A member of North Central College’s faculty since 1997, she was awarded the College's Dissinger Award for Junior Faculty in 2000 after colleagues and students commended her for her teaching ability. In 2003, she was granted tenure and, in 2009, she was named a Ruge Fellow, a program designed to recognize, celebrate and reward faculty for their contributions to the teaching and learning environment at North Central College.

In addition, she is the advisor to North Central’s economics honor society Omicron Delta Epsilon, Faculty Athletic Representative to the NCAA, and her interests in teaching and research are in microeconomics, specifically industrial organization and public policy and sports economics.