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.

Biography

Awards

 

  • 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. 

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

  • 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

Building 42, Room 3133

(904) 620-1222

scobb@unf.edu

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