Bob Gillette Ph.D.
Dr. J. Robert (Bob) Gillette is an economics professor at the University of Kentucky. He teaches both large classes of over 400 students and small classes of 15 to 55 students, and supervisors and mentors teaching assistants. He has served as the Co-Director of the University of Kentucky Annual Regional Economics Teaching Workshop since 1997 where national teaching and learning specialist present pedagogical ideas. He has given over forty-five presentations and workshops at universities and regional and national conferences on topics ranging from presenting intellectually exciting lectures, to active learning, to moving first exposure to material before class and using class for deep learning, to designing learner-centered courses with cooperative group projects, writing-across-the-curriculum principles, and just-in-time learning. He has been honored with over twenty college and university teaching awards.
He received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Richmond and his Ph.D. in Economics from Texas A&M University. He has served on the advisory boards for economics textbooks for Addison-Wesley, John Wiley & Sons, McGraw-Hill Irwin, and Pearson Education, and has served as a reviewer, accuracy checker, and solutions author on numerous textbooks. He has authored or co-authored economic studies for various public agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service and the State of California, and for numerous private organizations and he has given keynote addresses at national industry association meetings on the economy and on leadership.