Yvonne Durham received her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 1994. Prior to joining Western in 2000, she was a faculty member at the University of Arkansas. Her teaching and research interests include experimental economics, industrial organization, applied microeconomics, and economic education. Yvonne is responsible for coordinating the teaching of principles at Western. She is currently involved in research projects using experimental markets to examine market structure, pricing policies, and tax compliance. She is also involved in designing experiments for the classroom and in evaluating their effectiveness as a pedagogical tool. She was chosen as the Outstanding Researcher for the University of Arkansas College of Business for 1999-2000. Professor Durham received the Dean's research award in 2006.