Erik Huntsinger

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Economics Faculty
 Phone: 623.935.8137
 Location: ARO 236
Office Hours Additional Information 
Office located in MON112C


Ed.D. in Community College Leadership; M.S. in Economics, Graduate Certificate in Statistics; B.S. in Economics, B.S. in Psychology
Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI; Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ


I've been a full time economics instructor at EMCC since 2006, teaching both Microeconomic Principles (ECN212) and Macroeconomic Principles (ECN211).  I also teach Teaching and Learning in the Community College (EDU250) to new faculty members. I started my tenure as the faculty director for EMCC's Center for Teaching and Learning in July 2017 and enjoy helping faculty and staff attain professional development so we can all better serve our students.

I moved to Arizona from California when I was 10 years old.  I attended Mountain Pointe High School and enrolled as an honors student at Arizona State University, where I initially studied psychology because of my interest in human behavior.  This later led me to economics, which was the pivot in my journey leading me to my faculty position today.  To better serve my college and its students, I completed a doctorate in education in Community College Leadership from Ferris State University in 2015.  

My interests include hiking, yoga, weight training, reading a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction books, cooking, watching classic and new movies, camping, national and international travel, and running my little dog Lucy. 

I've been happily married to my amazing wife Lysistrata since 2012. We have two sons, Paul (born 2016) and Arden (born 2020) who keep us busy and happy.

Academic Interests 
Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability; Behavioral Economics
College Service 
2017-2023, Faculty Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
2018-2020, Faculty Senate President Elect/ Faculty Senate President
2015-2019, Member, Persistence and Completion Academy
2008-2014, Co-Chair, Student Academic Achievement Committee (SAAC)
2008-2013, Co-Chair, EMCC Sustainability Team
District Service 
2016-Present, Chair, Economics (ECN) Instructional Council
2021-2022: Chair, Education & Training Subcommittee, Committee on Academic Freedom
2020-2022; Member, Committee on Academic Freedom
Awards and Recognitions 

2023, Assessment of the Year (Principal Agent), "Economics Critical Thinking Assessment" , Estrella Mountain Community College (Student Assessment Committee)

2022, Assessment of the Year (Principal Agent), "Economics Writing Assessment" , Estrella Mountain Community College (Student Assessment Committee)

2022, Faculty Appreciation Award, CTL Faculty Director

2020, Innovation of the Year (Faculty Director of CTL), Skills Credentialing Program, EMCC

2014, Leadership Excellence, Student Academic Achievement Committee Coordinator, EMCC

2012, Innovation of the Year, The Comprehensive Assessment Tracking System (CATS), EMCC

Recent Professional Development Activities 

2023, Advanced Certificate, Effective Teaching Practices, Association for College and University Educators (ACUE), 50 clock hours

2022, Certificate of Completion, Effective Online Teaching Practices, Association for College and University Educators (ACUE), 50 clock hours

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