Educational Background: Ph.D. University of Wisconsin- Madison
Fields of Research and Teaching Interest: Health economics and policy, and microeconomics
Recent Activities: Professor Wolaver's research includes examining the effects of binge drinking on college GPA and study effort, and how different types of migration impact earnings. The main focus of her current research is on the impact of public funding of family planning services on sexual activity, contraception use, and pregnancies. Expanding coverage of these services does not change the rate of sexual activity, but does increase the consistency of contraception and decreases pregnancies. Professor Wolaver is actively developing undergraduate research opportunities in the social sciences for students through the Bucknell Institute for Public Policy.
Classes: ECON 103 Principles of Economics, FOUN seminar, The Future is Now
ECON 312 Health Economics, ECON 256 Microeconomics, ECON 237 Health Politics and Policy