The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to announce that Dr. Janice Hauge has accepted an invitation to join the AHI as a Senior Fellow. Hauge, Associate Professor, Associate Department Chairperson, and Director of Graduate Admissions, in the Department of Economics at the University of North Texas (UNT), is a recognized authority on telecommunications policy research. A recipient of UNT’s President’s Council Teaching Award, she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in microeconomic theory, industrial organization, and strategic behavior.
Hauge began teaching at UNT in 2003. She also publishes research focusing on competition policy and regulation, primarily addressing the telecommunications and broadband industries. From 2005 to 2009, she worked as a tutor and project supervisor for the Master’s Program in Telecommunication Regulation and Policy at the University of West Indies. She currently is chairman of the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference and has served since 2005 as Senior Research Associate at the Public Utility Research Center at the University of Florida.
After earning a B.A. degree in American Studies and Economics from Hamilton College in 1989, Hauge earned a Master of Science degree from the London School of Economics in 1991 and her Ph.D. from University of Florida in 2001. While at Hamilton College, she qualified for commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the US Marine Corps. She was an honor graduate in the leadership training course and graduated first in her class of 1988.
AHI Charter Fellow Robert Paquette taught Dr. Hauge at Hamilton College. They reconnected, and Paquette invited her to participate as a panelist in April’s Ninth Annual Carl B. Menges Colloquium, “Toleration, the Constitution, and the Limits of an Open Society.” “As the Hamilton College undergraduate Janice Jenny,” said Paquette, “she made a lasting impression on campus. She was both an outstanding student and outstanding athlete. As I recall, she lettered in two sports and was most valuable player in one. Indeed, in 1989 she received the Paul S. Langa Prize Scholarship, which is awarded to the top female athlete at Hamilton College. But what stood out to me was her combination of intelligence, grit, and character. I demanded a lot of her in the classroom because I knew she could elevate her game. She did. Her adult life bespeaks the finest values represented by the AHI.”
Hauge, who now lives with her husband Mark and their daughter Jenna in Denton, Texas, keeps up with her athletic pursuits by participating in ultra-marathons. She also is active in her church, Shady Shores Baptist. She recalls sitting in Professor Paquette’s classes: “I knew he was strict, demanding, and an excellent writer and I desperately wanted to impress him with my own excellent work. As a 21 year old I was certainly intimidated. As such, I worked harder writing my senior thesis under his direction than I had ever done in all my schooling prior. Despite my efforts the drafts I proudly produced for him were carefully edited and returned to me with less than glowing comments. I would relate my disappointment to my roommates, regroup, and start again. That experience turned out to be tremendously beneficial. I learned to work hard and to accept challenges for what they are, realized my innate need to be challenged, and found a productive expression for my passion for learning. Of all I wrote for my American Studies major, I have since forgotten all but one comment about one assignment: Professor Paquette noted “flashes of brilliance.” I saved no other papers, but I still have that note. It’s a blessing to have a professor willing to pour into students with tireless effort and dedication. I realized it then and am grateful to have the opportunity to work together now.”
At the invitation of the AHI, Dr. Hauge will present the Fourth Annual Josiah Bunting III Veterans Day lecture on the Hamilton College campus on 11 November. After the Veterans Day address on campus, Dr. Hauge will join undergraduates at AHI headquarters for a “Leadership Dinner” during which a writing of Dr. Hauge’s choosing will be discussed.
“What an honor to be back in Clinton and to be able to talk to undergraduates in a place I remember as the Alexander Hamilton Inn where visiting parents and townspeople would go for dinner and drinks, Dr. Hauge added. “I am excited about coming back and being a part of the educational initiative started by one of my favorite professors.”