Economist to lecture on student success Thomas F. Pogue will lecture on "Public School Success and Failure: Weighing the Effects of Dollars, Family, Peers and Community," Thursday, April 4, in the Coyote Student Center at USD. A member of the University of Iowa Economics Department since 1965, Pogue served as university director of graduate studies and as economics department chairman. He has been a visiting professor at Texas Tech University and the University of Adelaide, South Australia.
Pogue has co-written a textbook, edited a book, and contributed chapters to several others. He has published many papers in the National Tax Journal, American Economic Review, Land Economics, Public Finance Quarterly, and other professional journals. In addition, Pogue has participated in studies of state and local public finance issues in Iowa and surrounding states. In recent years, his interest in elementary and secondary education issues has resulted in several studies and presentations.
Pogue's lecture is jointly sponsored by The University of South Dakota Phi Beta Kappa honor society and the department of economics. The Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, now in its 76th year, annually hosts the Lifto Amundson Lecturer in conjunction with its spring initiation. The Department of Economics Lecture Series began in 1970.