Business dean inducted into Hall of Fame

  Thursday, November 1, 2018 10:00 AM
  Milestones, News, People and Society

Pittsburg, KS

Paul Grimes


Dr. Paul Grimes, dean of the Kelce College of Business, has been inducted into the Mississippi Council on Economic Education Hall of Fame.

Grimes is Emeritus Professor of Economics at Mississippi State University, where he served 25 years as a faculty member and administrator for the College of Business before joining the faculty at PSU.

He’s a two-time graduate of PSU, having earned a bachelor of science degree in Economics in 1979 and a master of science degree in Economics in 1980. He also holds an associate degree in Business Administration from Ft. Scott Community College and a doctorate degree in Economics from Oklahoma State University.

In the early 2000s, he was instrumental in helping to re-establish the Mississippi Council for Economic Education and was the founding director of the Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy. Under his leadership, the center won an award from the National Council for Economic Education in 2008 for its outstanding and innovative programs. His international economic education work includes projects in Russia, Paraguay, South Africa, and Indonesia.

Grimes is the author of more than 100 scholarly research publications, and is editor-in-chief of The American Economist.

In his acceptance speech, Grimes credited colleagues with contributing to a shared success.

“I am very honored and humbled to receive this recognition,” he said. “Throughout my academic career I have been extremely fortunate to be the right places at the right times and to be surrounded by the right people who have helped me on the way.”   

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