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Linda Hooks to Give Cannan Term Professorship Inaugural Lecture

— by on October 10th, 2008

Linda Hooks, professor of economics at Washington and Lee University, has been named to the new Cannan Professorship of Economics for 2008-2011. She will give her Inaugural Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. in Huntley Hall, room 327.

The title of Hook’s talk is “Wall Street, Main Street, and Pennsylvania Avenue.” It is free and open to the public.

The Cannan Term Professorship was created through a gift by Darrold A. Cannan Jr, class of ’53 and his wife, Kay., in support of faculty in the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics. The award recognizes a different professor every three years. The Cannan Term Professorship continues a long tradition of support for W&L by the Cannans.

“I am delighted by Professor Linda Hooks’ appointment to the Cannan Term Professorship,” said Larry Peppers, dean of the Williams School. “Linda provides a very positive example of the teacher/scholar model at W&L, and her service work with students outside the classroom has been equally outstanding.”

Hooks has been a member of the W&L faculty since 1993. She was an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas from 1991-1993. At W&L, she teaches courses on money and banking, international finance and European economic integration, among others.

Hooks is the author of “Bank Failures and Deregulation in the 80s” (Garland Press, 1993), and is the author and co-author of over 10 journal articles. Her service to W&L includes the President’s Advisory Committee, Presidential Search Committee, chair of the Williams School ad hoc Committee on Faculty Evaluation, the Board of Trustees Alcohol Task Force and Panhellenic Advisor.

She earned her B.A. at Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge and her M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles.