Susan Averett

Last College:
Colorado State, 1986

Position:
Faculty Mentor

Susan  Averett

05/18/2017

2017 Athletic Season Capped off at PARDees

Arnold, Houck, Magadan and Lindner receive honors at annual awards show

05/12/2017

Final Nominees Announced for Albert Award

Egan and Lindner to battle it out for most outstanding athlete

05/11/2017

Three Women Up for Charles L. Albert '08 Award

Davis, Magadan and Wilhelmsen finalists for most outstanding athlete

05/10/2017

Male Nominees Announced for 1913 Trophy

Albershardt, Cortese and Houck to battle it out for scholar-athlete honors

05/10/2017

Male Nominees Announced for 1913 Trophy

Albershardt, Cortese and Houck to battle it out for scholar-athlete honors

Susan L. Averett is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics. She has taught at Lafayette since 1991 and teaches courses on health economics, microeconomic theory, women and the economy, and econometrics.

Her current research focuses on the economic causes and consequences of obesity, untangling the relationship between marriage and health, and the effect of social policies on the fertility and health of mothers and children.

Averett is also the co-author, with Saul D. Hoffman of the textbook Women and the Economy: Family Work and Pay which is in its third edition.

Her research has been reported in various newspapers including the New York Times, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal and her research into adolescent health and risky behavior garnered an appearance on The Today Show.

Averett has been the recipient of numerous awards to recognize her excellence in teaching and mentoring. She serves as the college’s Faculty Representative to the NCAA and as a faculty mentor to the football team. She also serves on the board of trustees for Easton Hospital.

A 1986 graduate of Colorado State where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics, Averett went on to earn her Ph.D. in Economics from Colorado in 1991. She is the mother of two daughters, the eldest who graduated from Colorado State University in 2016 and the youngest who is a senior at Easton Area High School.