Meet Leon Hoke
Education: 1968 Grove City College, A.B.
1970 Duquesne University, M.A.
1979 The University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D.
Courses Taught: Labor Economics
Career Specialties: Lee Hoke holds a Ph.D.
in economics from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a full professor
of economics at The University of Tampa. During the 29 years Dr. Hoke has
been at the University,
he has served as Associate Dean of the College of Business, Chairman of
the Division of Economics and Business, Director of the MBA program,
Director of the Strategic Analysis Program, Chairman of the Tenure and
Promotion Committee and Co-director of the TECO Energy Center for
Professional and Community Activities: In 1990, Hoke was elected to the board of a private country club and he began applying the
concepts he teaches to the marketing and strategic challenges the
organization faced. This experience led to more than a decade long
research interest, which resulted in over 35 national and regional
publications as well as frequent presentations to academics and
practitioners, including all three local regions of the CMAA. Lee has
complemented his academic activities with real world experience
providing consulting services to a wide range of for-profit and
nonprofit organizations. His client list includes National Public Radio,
Club Corporation of America, Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club, The
Greater Tampa Association of Realtors and Meals on
Wheels. The services provided to these clients include strategic
planning, marketing plans, focus groups, workshops, town meetings,
retreat facilitation and surveys.
Honors and Awards: Named the Teaching Fellow of the year by the membership of the Academy of Economics and Finance, 2009
Named UT's "Most Inspiring Professor" by the students of Delta Sigma Pi, 2007
John H. Sykes College of Business Teaching Excellence Award, 2004
Beta Gamma Sigma, honors society award for high academic achievement AACSB accredited institutions, 2000
Excellence in Academic Advising, (annual award to one faculty member), 2000
Most Dedicated Teacher, Minaret Reader's Poll, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993
Order of Omega, outstanding inter-fraternity contributions, 1996
Louise Loy Hunter Award, Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, 1989-90
Delta Gamma Award for Outstanding Work in Educating the Future Women of America, Fall 1990
Humanities Division Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Humanities Division, 1986-87
Frostburg State College, Sigma Tau Psi, Man of the Year, 1981