Dr Wayne Geerling’s contribution to teaching excellence has been recognised with several teaching awards at the Department, Faculty, University and National levels.

Throughout his career he has taught more than 15,000 undergraduate students, specialising in large undergraduate classes of up to 700 students.

Wayne specialises in using mediums of popular culture and classroom experiments/demonstrations to make the study of economics contemporary, fun, relevant and interesting. He has an innovative, interactive teaching style where he is able to explain economics concepts clearly and concisely.

His research area covers European economic history, resistance to authoritarian regimes and economics education.

He has also published in leading peer-reviewed journals in the fields of economics education, economic history and interdisciplinary history.