Sharon C Cobb

Professor

Economics • Coggin College of Business

Areas of Expertise

Economic Geography, Business GIS/Spatial Analysis, Geography of Finance, Offshore Finance, E-commerce, Economic Development & Planning

Education

  • Ph.D. (1998), Economic Geography, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. Dissertation: Global Finance and Offshore Financial Centers: A Case Study of the Isle of Man. Dr. Ed Malecki, Advisor. Minor: Finance and political economy.
  • M.S. (1987) Economic Geography, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID. Advisor: Dr. Harley Johansen. Thesis: The Impact of Railroad Abandonment on Small Town Economy in Idaho.
    P.G.C.E (Post Graduate Certificate of Education), (1984) Geography and Mathematics, Manchester Polytechnic, Manchester, England.
    B.Sc.(Hons), (1983) Geography, Sheffield University, Sheffield, England. Minor: Statistics.
     

Biography

2014: Director, Accreditation and Assessment, Coggin College of Business, University of North Florida.
2013- Professor, Department of Economics and Geography, Coggin College of Business, University of North Florida.
2005-2013: Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Geography, Coggin College of Business, University of North Florida.
2006-2007: Academic Director, International Business Pregram, Coggin College of Business, University of North Florida.
1999-2005: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Geography, Coggin College of Business, University of North Florida.
1998-1999: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Geography, Coggin College of Business, University of North Florida.
1994-1998: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Geography, University of Florida.
1993-1994: Adjunct Professor, Department of Geosciences, Florida Atlantic University.
1988-1992: Instructor, Geography Department, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.
 

Awards

 

  • 2013: Award for Best Paper for Journal of Geography, 2011 ‘Concept Mapping Strategies: Content, Tools and Assessment’ (With S. Wehry, H. Monroe-Ossi and C. Fountain, Florida Institute of Education). 
  • 2012: Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, University of North Florida
  • 2009: Outstanding Faculty Service Award, University of North Florida
  • 2008: President, Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Northeast Florida
  • 2007: Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, University of North Florida.
  • 2005: Beta Gamma Sigma, elected April
  • 2004: Phi Kappa Phi, elected March.
  • 2003-05: Outstanding Researcher, Coggin College of Business
  • 2002: Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, University of North Florida.
  • 1999-2007: Outstanding Teaching Award, Coggin College of Business
  • 1998: Phi Beta Kappa, elected December. 

Affiliations

Association of American Geographers; Southeast Divsion of the Association of American Geographers;  Regional Science Association International;  Florida Society of Geographers
 

Grants and Contracts Awarded

  • 2003: State Farm of Florida, Agent Field Executive Marketing Assistance Project, with J. Will, ($16,918)
  • 2003: State Farm of Florida, Agent Allocation Modeling using GIS, with J. Will, ($37, 682)
  • 2002: Florida Department of Children and Families/Family Support Services, GIS Site Development Project for Child Protective Services, with J. Will, ($79,498)
  • 1996: National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant #SBR-9600490, ($8,961)

Publications & Presentations

  • 2015 Baliamoune- Lutz, M. and S.C.Cobb " OFCs: Do political ties to the onshore reduce capital inflow volatility?” forthcoming,  Growth and Change: A Journal of Urban and Regional Policy
  • 2013 Baliamoune - Lutz and S.C. Cobb “The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment in Offshore Financial Centers”,Interdisciplinary Journal of Economics and Business Law. 
  • 2012 Tuzla, H. Ogden, I and S.C. Cobb, “Evaluation of Retail Store Location Alternatives for Investment Decisions Using Delphi Technique and Geographic Information Systems”, International Business: Research, Teaching and Practice (IBRTP).
  • 2012 Wehry, S. Monroe- Ossi,H., S.C. Cobb and C. Fountain, “Concept Mapping Strategies: Content, Tools and Assessment”, Journal of Geography, 2012, Vol. 111 (3), pp. 83-92.
  • 2011 S. C. Cobb, “Offshore Finance”, Encyclopedia of Geography, ed. B Warf. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Reference, pp. 2072-74.
  • 2009 S. C. Cobb,  “Re-Defining ‘Offshore’ in Latin America” Growth and Change: A Journal of Urban and Regional Policy, 2009, 40, #2, pp. 332-356.
  • 2008 Cobb, S. C., Book Review: Information and Communications Technologies in Rural Society: Being rural in a digital age, edited by Grete Rusten and Sarah Skerratt: Routledge, 2008. 183pp. ISBN 0-415-41116-5. for Growth and Change, forthcoming, December, 2008.
  • 2008 Cobb, S., Will J., and T. Cheney, ‘Florida’s Changing Rainbow: Identifying Emerging Markets Through the Examination of Racial Composition and Demographic Change in Florida’ Population Research and Policy Review, published Online May 28, 2008
  • 2006 Cobb, S. and A. Williams, “Affordable Housing and Competition for Land: Searching for Sites at the Beach”, The Florida Geographer, 37, pp. 88-102.
  • 2005 Cobb, S.C., “Trading Patterns, Global”, The Encyclopedia of the Developing World, ed. T. Leonard, New York: Routledge Press, pp. 1565-1568.
  • 2005 Cobb, S. Book Review: The Global Internet Economy, B. Kogut, ISBN 0-262-61204-6, Growth and Change, 36, (3), pp. 443-445.
  • 2004 Cobb, S., “Leaving children behind? Depends on where you live”, Southeastern Geographer, 44, (2), pp.46-49.
  • 2004 Cobb, S.C. and D.P. Purcell, “Credit Unions on the Financial Landscape: Geographical Strategies of Expansion and Service.” The Industrial Geographer, 2, (1), pp. 49-71.
  • 2004 Cobb, S.C., “Why offshore? Exploring the geographies of offshore financial centers”, in Warf, B., Hansen, K., & D. Janelle, eds., WorldMinds: Geographical Perspectives on 100 Problems: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Association of American Geographers, Kluwer Press, pp. 237-242.
  • 2003 Cobb, S.C., “Offshore financial services and the Internet: Creating confidence in the use of cyberspace”, Growth and Change, 34, (2), pp. 244-259.
  • 2003 Cobb, S.C. and M. Covey, “Using a Geographic Information System to Examine the Relationship Between Access to Technology and the Academic Achievement of Primary and Secondary Students”, Southeastern Geographer, 43, pp.293-306.
  • 2001 Cobb, S.C., “Globalization in a small island context: Creating and marketing competitive advantage for offshore financial services”, Geografiska Annaler, 83 (B), pp. 161-174.
  • 2001 Cobb, S.C., “Internet Economies and the Online Recruiting Industry”, in Brunn, S.D., & T.R. Leinbach, eds., Worlds of E-Commerce, New York: Wiley.
  • 1999 Cobb, S.C., “The role of corporate, professional and personal networks in the provision of offshore financial services”, Environment and Planning A, 31, pp. 1877-1892.
  • 1998 Cobb, S.C., “Global Finance and the Growth of Offshore Financial Centers: The Manx Experience”, Geoforum, 29, pp. 7-21.

Other Publications:

  • 2003 Cobb, Sharon C., Bauer, Jill, Cheney, Tim and Jeffry Will, Agent Allocation Modeling Project, Jacksonville, FL: The Florida Center for Public Policy and Leadership, August.
  • 2003 Cobb, Sharon C., Bauer, J., Cheney, T. and J. Will, Agency Field Executive Marketing Assistance Project, Jacksonville, FL: The Florida Center for Public Policy and Leadership, October.
  • 2002 Cobb, S.C., Browning, K., and J. Will, Site Development Assistance Project, Jacksonville, FL: The Florida Center for Public Policy and Leadership.
  • 2002 Cobb, S.C., “The use of the Internet as a delivery medium for offshore financial services: Preliminary findings”, Proceedings of the Second Annual International Research Seminar, University of North Florida, February, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, School of Management and the Center for Europe.
  • 1997 Cobb, S.C., “Global Finance and Offshore Financial Centers: A Case Study of the Isle of Man, Summary Report”, Manx Business Connection Newsletter, Spring.

CobbContact Information

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(904) 620-1222

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