Sandra Peart

Dean, Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond

Sandra Peart, Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute, became the fourth dean of the Jepson School of Leadership Studies (University of Richmond) in 2007 and is a director of the annual Summer Institute for the History of Economic Thought. Previously, she was a visiting scholar at the Center for Study of Public Choice at George Mason University.

A distinguished scholar with special expertise in the history of economic thought and political economy, she has authored or edited six books including The Vanity of the Philosopher and The Street Porter and the Philosopher: Essays on Egalitarian Economics. She has also written numerous journal articles on topics such as ethics and economics, rationality, utilitarianism, race and eugenics, the transition to modern economics, and leadership in pubic goods experiments. Much of her research interest focuses on the central issue of coordination among individuals.

She completed her PhD studies in economics at the University of Toronto and has received numerous awards and research grants: in 2005-06, she was a fellow of the American Council on Education, and in 2009 she joined the board of Directors for LEAD VIRGINIA.