Dr. Holcombe began her teaching career at the University of Montevallo, a small liberal arts university located just south of Birmingham, AL. From Montevallo, she moved back to Auburn to teach for a few years before moving to Tallahassee to earn her Ph.D. She taught at FSU from 1988 - 1999 and then returned to teaching at FSU in the fall of 2006. From 1994-97, she worked as an independent contractor with the James Madison Institute, specializing in research on various school choice issues. Dr. Holcombe is published in various economics journals including the Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Public Finance Quarterly, and the International Journal of Manpower. Her research interests are school choice and teaching effectiveness. She is a member of Association of Private Enterprise Education.
During her teaching career, Dr. Holcombe has taught micro and macro principles of economics, principles of money & banking, and business writing. Currently she is teaching honors micro and macro principles as well as a large section of economic principles.
BS – Auburn University, 1978
MS – Auburn University, 1979
Ph.D. – Florida State University, 1986