Anne York

Anne York

Program Director and Professor, Economics

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Dr. York has been a professor at Meredith College since 1999. She holds a bachelor of science degree from Elon University, master of science degree in Economics from UNC-Charlotte, and  doctor of philosophy degree in Economics from North Carolina State University. Dr. York  serves as the Program Director for the Economics major, is the advisor to the international  economics honor society, Omicron Delta Epsilon, and recently served as co-chair of the College  Tenure & Promotion Committee.  

Dr. York’s fields of expertise are in labor and health economics. Her main area of interest is  gender differences in the labor market, which is shown by her research and writings. Dr. York  was involved in public service when she was appointed by the Governor to serve for five years  as Chairperson of the North Carolina Internship Council. Dr. York’s expertise is often quoted in  news outlets such as, WRAL TechWire, The Conversation,, WUNC,,, HR Executive Magazine Online, Pew Charitable Trusts,, and Dr. York is a lifelong North Carolinian, being born and raised  in Charlotte and now resides in Raleigh with her husband, son, and two rescue dogs. 

Academic Credentials

Ph.D., North Carolina State University

M.S., UNC-Charlotte 

B.S., Elon University


York, E. Anne (2023). “Using LinkedIn in the Economics Curriculum,” presented at the 20th Annual Economics Teaching  Workshop, Wilmington, NC.

York, E. Anne and Steven Benko (2016). “Interviewing Business Leaders to Develop Critical  Thinking About Market Structure,” presented at the 15th Annual Economics Teaching  Workshop, Wilmington, NC. 

Lenard, M.J., Yu, B., York, E.A., & Wu, S. (2016), “Are Companies Led by Women Less Likely  to be Subject to Fraud Litigation?”, presented at the Forensic Accounting Research Conference,  Charlotte, NC. (DBS) 

Yu, Bing, Lenard, M.J., York, E.A,. and Wu, S.X. (2015), “Women Leaders in Banking and  Bank Risk,” presented at the World Business Research Conference, Beijing, China. Received  Best Paper Award. 

Lenard, M.J., Yu, B., York, E.A. & Wu, S. (2014), “Impact of Board Gender Diversity on Bank  Risk,” presented at the Eastern Finance Association Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. 


Meredith College School of Business Teaching Award 2023

Meredith College School of Business Service Award, 2021 

Pauline Davis Perry Award for Excellence in Research, 2000

Broyhill Faculty Teaching Fellow, 2015 

Laura Harrill Presidential Award, 2014


Lenard, M.J., York, E.A, and Yu, B. (2019). Female trustees and university financial  performance. International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues 9(6), 60-66. 

York, Anne. “The best gift for Mother’s Day would be equal pay”, (May 12, 2018).  Available at:

Yu, B., Lenard, M.J., York, E.A., and Wu, S. (2017). Female leadership in banking and bank  risk. Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal 21(3), 1-19. 

Lenard, M.J., Yu, B., York, E.A. and Wu, S. (2017). “Female business leaders and the incidence  of fraud litigation.” Managerial Finance, Vol. 43, No. 1, 59-75. 

York, Anne. “Google memo completely misses how implicit biases harm women.” The  Conversation (August 21, 2017). Available at completely-misses-how-implicit-biases-harm-women-82568 

York, E. Anne and Steven Benko (2016). “Interviewing Business Leaders to Develop Critical  Thinking About Market Structure,” Journal of Economics and Finance Education, Vo. 15, No. 3,  34-36. 

Lenard, M.J., Yu, B., York, E.A. and Wu, S. (2014). “Impact of Board Gender Diversity on  Firm Risk,” Managerial Finance, Vol. 40, No. 8 

Lenard, M.J., Yu, B., and York, E.A. (2013), “Do Discretionary Accruals Help Distinguish  Between Internal Control Weaknesses and Fraud”, International Business Research, Vol. 6, No.  12, 84-93. 

York, Anne. “Men, Feel Liberated to Become Secretaries.” CNNOpinion, (February 5,  2013). Available at 

York, Anne. “Why Men should share equally in housework.” CNNOpinion, (April 8,  2013). Available at

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