Leon Hoke


(813) 257-3437




401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606

Building Location

JS 348

Meet Leon Hoke

Professor, Economics

Education: 1968 Grove City College, A.B.
1970 Duquesne University, M.A.
1979 The University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D.

Courses Taught: Labor Economics
Managerial 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 Leadership.

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