Campbell R. McConnell
Established by the McGraw-Hill Foundation with generous support from Dr. Campbell R. (Mac) McConnell and others, proceeds from The Campbell R. McConnell Fund for Excellence in Economics fund are used to support several programs in the Department.
Campbell R. McConnell earned his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa after receiving degrees from Cornell College and the University of Illinois. He taught at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from 1953 until his retirement in 1990. He is best known as the author of Economics, the best-selling economics textbook in the world. An estimated 14 million students have used Economics or its companion editions. It has been translated into Italian, Russian Chinese, French, Spanish, Portuguese and other languages. He is also the co-author of Contemporary Labor Economics. He is a recipient of both the University of Nebraska Distinguished Teaching Award and the James A. Lake Academic Freedom Award and is past president of the Midwest Economics Association. Professor McConnell was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Cornell College in 1973 and received its Distinguished Achievement Award in 1994. His primary areas of interest were labor economics and economic education. He had an extensive collection of jazz recordings and enjoyed reading jazz history.
Campbell R. McConnell Awards - provides scholastic awards to outstanding full-time graduate and undergraduate students majoring in economics.
Campbell R. McConnell Seminars - funds colloquia and seminars devoted to major economic issues to be presented by renowned scholars and experts in their fields.
His wonderful work and stunning legacy will live on forever. We are grateful that we can continue to honor him through the Campbell R. McConnell Graduate Awards and Campbell R. McConnell Seminars.