Denise Stanley, Ph.D.


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. She has undertaken internship, missionary, and consulting assignments in the Dominican Republic and Central America for a variety of foundations and non-governmental organizations. Her masters thesis centered on group lending while the doctoral dissertation examined mariculture and non-traditional exports.

Dr. Stanley is currently employed as an Associate Professor of Economics at California State University-Fullerton (CSUF), with a specialties in economic development and applied microeconomics. She regularly teaches Managerial Economics, the Economics of Latin America, and Economic Development. Since arriving at CSUF she has published 7 sole-authored and 5-co-authored peer-reviewed articles, 6 of which have occurred since 2005 (listed below). In 2007 she was the recipient of Fulbright Research and Lecturing Award. Her current research focuses include 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.

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