Zamira Simkins Ph.D.
- Ph.D. in Economics, American University
- M.A. in International Affairs and Administration, Missouri State University
- Department Chair, Business Administration & Professor of Finance (promoted May 2020) Brown School of Business and Leadership Stevenson University 2018-present
- Interim Department Chair, IS, Brown School of Business and Leadership, Stevenson University, 2022-present
- Associate Professor of Finance Brown School of Business and Leadership, Stevenson University 2016-2018
- Co-Director, School of Business and Economics, University of Wisconsin-Superior, 2015-2016
- Associate Professor of Economics (promotion and tenure endorsed January 2016), School of Business and Economics, University of Wisconsin-Superior, 2011-2016
- Lecturer, Department of Economics, Morgan State University, 2011
- Adjunct Professor, Business Administration Brown School of Business & Leadership, Stevenson University, 2007-2011
- Consultant: IMF, Dubai Economic Council, World Bank, UN, 2004-2011
- Research Associate, National Center on Education and the Economy, 2005-2006
- Institutional Sales and Trading Manager, Global Securities, 1998-1999
- Research Analyst, Global Securities, 1997-1998
Dr. Simkins’ research interests include financial economics; macroeconomics and monetary economics; economic development and growth; and applied economic and financial analysis.
Select peer-reviewed publications:
- “Measuring the Transportation Workforce Skills Gap Using New Indices and Survey of Employers and Workers” (with Rubana Mahjabeen), Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, Fall 2017, 56(3): 19-34.
- “Integrating Undergraduate Research into Economics General Education Courses” (with Rubana Mahjabeen and Sakib Mahmud), CUR Quarterly, Winter 2016, 38(2): 11-18.
- “Factoring a Real Value of Cargo in Port Investment and Funding Decisions” (with Richard Stewart), Maritime Policy and Management, October 2015, 42 (7): 712-728.
- “Retirement Trends, Current Monetary Policy and the Reverse Mortgage Market” (with David Johnson), Journal of Financial Planning, March 2014, 27 (3): 52-59.
- “Economic Gateways” (with Richard Stewart), Great Lakes Seaway Review, March 2013, 41 (3): 45-47.
- Principles of Finance
- Investment Theory and Practice
- International Finance
- International Economics
- Money and Banking
Select grants and awards:
- Research Contract: Northwest Wisconsin Skills Gap Study ($30,000), Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board (with Rubana Mahjabeen, David Johnson, and Jerry Hembd).
- Max Lavine Scholarship Award for Outstanding Faculty Research ($1,000), University of Wisconsin-Superior (with David Johnson).
- University Transportation Center Partnership Grant ($17,835), Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE II), University of Wisconsin-Superior.
- Doctoral Research Fellowship, Gates Foundation/Economic Club of Washington, DC.
- Edmund Muskie Graduate Fellowship, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, US Department of State.
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