Jill Kearns Hayter is an Associate Professor of Economics in the College of Business
and Technology (CBAT) at East Tennessee State University. She teaches Principles of
Microeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, and Labor Economics courses. She has
also taught the Data Analysis and Modeling for Business course in the MBA program.
Jill is passionate about student-centered service. She is actively involved in the
Economics Club, and attended last year’s annual trip to Washington DC. She is a faculty
advisor for the Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society. Jill has served as a member on the CBAT’s
Student Affair Committee and is currently serving on the CBAT’s Assessment Committee.
She is also a member of the American Economic Association, Southern Economic Association,
Midwest Economic Association and Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics
Profession. Jill has reviewed for The Journal of Economic Inequality.
Jill’s research focus is in Labor Economics, more specifically career interruptions.
However, teaching large sections of Principles of Microeconomics has led Jill to research
interests in education. Her current research examines whether measures of achievement,
for example a course grade, is an adequate measure of assessment of student learning.
Since teaching large sections, Jill began using clickers in the classroom. She has
received a lot of positive feedback from students using clickers and is excited about
finding more ways to use technology in the classroom.
When Jill is not teaching or researching she likes to cycle and trail run in the beautiful
mountains of TN, VA and NC. She also enjoys volunteering with Girls on the Run of