Parsons wins Purple Chalk Teaching Award

Professor Eric Parsons

The A&S Student Council recognizes excellence in a faculty member by selecting that faculty member for the Purple Chalk Award. This fall the student council selected Professor Eric Parsons of the Department of Economics to receive the honor. Parsons’ research focuses on the economics of education and labor economics.

“It is truly an honor to win the Purple Chalk Teaching Award,” Parsons says. “As a former Mizzou student myself, I know firsthand the quality of instruction on campus, making the award even more meaningful. I feel quite fortunate to be in a position to have a positive impact on the next generation of Mizzou students and repay some of the many benefits that I have received from the university. I want to send a huge thank you to all of my teaching role models and mentors, both at Mizzou and from my early days as a college instructor at MCC–Blue River in Independence, Missouri. Most of all, though, I want to thank my students, whose enthusiasm, curiosity, and desire to learn make teaching so enjoyable and worthwhile.”