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Joseph E. Pluta, PhD
Professor of Economics

Phone: 512-448-8645

Education
  • PhD in Economics at University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1972
  • MA in Economics at University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, 1968
  • BA in Economics at University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, 1967
Why I Teach

I set high standards — first for myself, and then for my students. I demand excellence but also offer support to those who strive to achieve it. I do my best to be creative and encourage others to do the same.

When I was a student, several professors were so intellectually stimulating that I saw their careers as a model for my own future. I teach to inspire students, to question traditional views, to think about many of life’s challenges and to make a difference.

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