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.
Dr. Smirnova serves as Treasurer for the Eastern Economic Association (EEA) since 2015.
Teaching and Service Awards:
2021-2022 Stamford Faculty Recognition Award – recipient.
Faculty Career Advocate of the Year (2021) – nomination.
Outstanding Undergraduate Adviser Award (2021) – nomination by students.
|Phone||1 (203) 251-8400|
|Mailing Address||1 University Place|
Stamford, Connecticut 06901
|Office Location||Room 3.65|
|Office Hours||Tuesdays and Thursdays|
1 - 2 p.m.
|Courses||Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Financial Economics, Public Finance, Money and Banking, Mathematical Economics, College Fed Challenge Competition|