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KNOXVILLE—Maryville College President Tom Bogart will discuss his book, “The False Promise of Green Energy,” on Wednesday, April 27, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. Bogart will sign copies of his book following his presentation.

From 1990 to 2002, Bogart was on the faculty of the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. While at CWRU, he served as chair of the department of economics and as a research associate of the Center for Regional Economic Issues.

A recipient of multiple teaching awards, Bogart was selected by the undergraduate students of CWRU to receive the Carl F. Wittke Award for distinguished undergraduate teaching and the undergraduate teaching excellence award for humanities and social sciences. He was also selected by the students of the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations to receive the first faculty member of the year award in 1994. Bogart was the recipient of the Weatherhead undergraduate teaching award multiple times.

Bogart has taught undergraduate courses in urban economics, public finance, real estate finance, the economics of state and local governments, principles of microeconomics, and economic perspectives, and graduate courses on the economics of nonprofit organizations, economics for management, and value creation through real estate.

Bogart’s research interests include state and local government tax and spending decisions, local government economic development and land-use policy, and the effects of school redistricting on real estate markets. He has served as an expert in court cases involving the effects of environmental damage on property values and on the impact of a professional football team leaving a city before the end of its lease.

“The Economics of Cities and Suburbs,” his textbook for the urban economics course, and “Don’t Call It Sprawl: Metropolitan Structure in the Twenty-first Century” were published in 1998 and 2006, respectively. His latest book is in the publication process.

Bogart received a bachelor’s degree in economics and mathematical sciences from Rice University and a master’s degree and doctorate in economics from Princeton University, where his work was recognized with the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the National Tax Association. He most recently completed studies at the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University in the summer of 2010.

C O N T A C T :

Amy Gibson (865-974-3816,