Dr. Dennis Appleyard
As the James B. Duke Professor of International Studies and Professor of Economics, Emeritus, at Davidson Collge, and Professor of Economics, Emeritus, at UNC at Chapel Hill, Dr. Appleyard has influenced countless students, just as they have influenced him. Always up for a challenge, enjoying his work, and bringing a smile to the faces of all who see him, Dr. Appleyard is the personification of life inspired by small towns, travel, compassion, and the liberal arts.
“Don’t get in a rut . . . You have to be willing to try something new.”
"I think that it really is the discipline that no one should ever get by without taking a course in it. We tend to think in an economic way, we're always saying 'is that item worth it?' when we buy something at the store. That's employing economics. Economics really surrounds us and we need to learn more about it."