Natalia V. Smirnova
Assistant Professor In Residence
Dr. Smirnova is an alumna of the University of Connecticut, receiving her Ph.D. in Economics from UConn in 2004. Her career has spanned government, academia, and non-profit sectors. This applied economics experience provides the basis for her approach to teaching: to engage students with real-world applications and data-driven explorations, as well as to focus on the relevance of economics to everyday decisions. For her innovation in the classroom, Natalia received a Wal-Mart Teaching Excellence Award from the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) in 2007.
Dr. Smirnova’s research interests mirror her unique career path. She has published on economic transition in Russia, on new pedagogical approaches in a classroom with students of diverse backgrounds and levels of preparation, and on program evaluation. Her most recent publications are in the field of economic education.
In January 2019, her article “Teaching Money and Inflation Across the Curriculum” was published in The Social Studies.
Dr. Smirnova serves as Treasurer for the Eastern Economic Association (EEA) since 2015.
|Phone||1 (203) 251-8400|
|Mailing Address||1 University Place Stamford, Connecticut 06901|
|Office Location||Room 3.65 Stamford campus|
|Office Hours||Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 p.m. -- 2 p.m.|
|Courses||Principles of Microeconomics, Mathematical Economics, Money and Banking, College Fed Challenge Competition|