Center for the Study of Free Enterprise

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Meet Stephen Miller

Meet Stephen Miller

Last year, we began our spotlight series on our 2020-21 Faculty Affiliates, and continuing with this series, today we would like to highlight Dr. Stephen Miller. Stephen is the Adams Bibby Chair of Free Enterprise in the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy...

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Meet David McCord

Meet David McCord

In 2020, we began our spotlight series on our 2020-21 Faculty Affiliates, and continuing with this series, we would like to highlight Dr. David McCord. David is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at WCU, with research interests focused on personality theory and the...

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Meet Turner Goins

Meet Turner Goins

To continue with our highlights of our 2020-21 Faculty Affiliates, today we are putting Dr. R. Turner Goins in the spotlight. Turner is the Ambassador Jeanette Hyde Distinguished Professor in the Department of Social Work in the College of Health and Human Sciences at...

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COVID-19 Prevalence and Empty College Seats

COVID-19 Prevalence and Empty College Seats

A year ago, many prospective 2020 high school graduates were finalizing their decisions on whether and where to attend college. The 2019-2020 application and acceptance process was much the same as it had been over the last twenty years. Most selective schools still...

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Meet Angela Dills

Meet Angela Dills

To continue with our highlights of our 2020-21 Faculty Affiliates, today we are putting Dr. Angela Dills in the spotlight. Angela is the Gimelstob-Landry Distinguished Professor of Regional Economic Development and Professor of Economics at WCU. Angela received a B.A....

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CSFE’s new study on Paramedics and the Pandemic

CSFE’s new study on Paramedics and the Pandemic

EMT's and paramedics have taken on profoundly new and different roles since the pandemic. Unlike singular and localized events, COVID-19 presented new challenges to Emergency Medical Services professionals. In response, these EMS professionals have upgraded their...

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What’s New

CSFE’s new study on Paramedics and the Pandemic

CSFE’s new study on Paramedics and the Pandemic

EMT's and paramedics have taken on profoundly new and different roles since the pandemic. Unlike singular and localized events, COVID-19 presented new challenges to Emergency Medical Services...

Advisory Board meeting set for Wednesday December 09

Advisory Board meeting set for Wednesday December 09

CSFE's Advisory Board will hold its Fall 2020 meeting virtually on December 9, 2:00-3:30 p.m. As a university center in the UNC System, CSFE is governed by University of North Carolina Policy...

Meet Jackson Déziel

Meet Jackson Déziel

Earlier this week CSFE announced our 2020-21 Faculty Affiliates, all of whom we are very excited about working with during this coming year. Today, we want to highlight one of our affiliates,...

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