Prof. Denise Stanley

Professor Denise Stanley

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  • Office: SGMH 3393
  • Phone: 657-278-7498
  • Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday 12-1; Thursday 11:30 - 12:30
  • Semester: Fall 2017

Denise Stanley holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Wisconsin‑Madison. She previously received degrees from Occidental College, the London School of Economics and Oxford University. Her masters thesis centered on group lending while the doctoral dissertation examined non-traditional exports in Central America.

She is currently employed as a Professor of Economics at California State University-Fullerton (CSUF), with a specialty in economic development and applied microeconomics. She regularly teaches Managerial Economics, the Economics of Latin America, and other undergraduate classes related to global economic issues. She has taught other lower-division undergraduate classes and graduate classes and serves on a variety of department, college, and university curriculum and assessment committees. She is a co-PI on research examining the impacts of financial literacy training on educational outcomes. In 2007 she was the recipient of a Fulbright Research and Lecturing Award (Honduras). Her current research focuses on the causes of international migration from Central America and its impact on sending communities, the potential of non-timber forest products for sustainable development, and how different teaching pedagogies and class size affect student learning.

Previous to her arrival at CSUF, she worked at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in the Department of Economics and the Madison Area Technical College. She has undertaken internship, missionary, and consulting assignments in the Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Central America for a variety of foundations and non-governmental organizations.

She enjoys hiking with her family throughout the Southwest, playing tennis, raising small animals, and international music.

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