Signè Thomas is the K. W. Davis Visiting Lecturer at Trinity College, where she teaches courses within the Formal Organizations minor. Prior to joining Trinity, she was the Project Director for the Stavros Center for the Advancement of Free Enterprise and Economic Education at Florida State University (FSU). Her role included advancing economic literacy through teaching, textbook and curriculum development, and programs. While at FSU she also served as Research Associate for the DeVoe Moore Center and taught courses for the Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship.
Signè is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society, and she is heavily involved in promoting economic literacy across North America—particularly through partnering with organizations such as the Fraser Institute and the Foundation for Economic Education to train educators via teacher workshops and webinars, and also engage with college and high school students via student seminars. In 2018 she authored the curriculum Lessons in Economic Freedom, which is used in the classrooms of educators in Canada and the U.S. In the classroom, Professor Thomas likes to engage her students by making use of interactive activities and class discussion.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Affairs as well as her Masters in Applied Economics from Florida State University. Signè is pursuing her doctoral degree in Economics from the Universidad Francisco Marroquín.
Signè loves to travel, and if you make cat puns or econ jokes around her then you will be well on your way to becoming good friends. If you happen to catch one of her webinars or virtual classes, there’s a good chance you will be greeted during the session by one (or all) of the three Assistant Purrrfessors FURee-riding at her residence: Itsy, Liberty, and Sadie. (A cat pun and econ joke all rolled into one! Don’t try this at home, folks. Expurrrts only.)
Sadie telling Itsy an econ joke