Academic Specialties and Other Interests
I received my PhD in Development Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2008, and started teaching at Beloit in 2009 in the Economics and Business Department. I teach a variety of economics and business courses such as accounting, finance, international finance and investment, international business, Asian Economies. My international and multi-cultural background have brought global perspectives into my teaching and advising, making me popular among international students and domestic students with international interests (my favorite course to teach is Economics of Globalization). A few years ago, I worked with faculty in many departments to create the interdisciplinary program in data science & analytics, and I am currently its chair. I take pride in the college’s network of successful alumni in business and data careers. This network is a resource that I frequently make use of as I help students find jobs/internships and mentor them in their pursuit of a data career or a business career, be it marketing, consulting, finance, or accounting.
Originally from Hanoi, Vietnam, I have been living in the US for more than twenty years. I currently live in Beloit with my husband and two adorable children. Though Beloit is a small town, I find that it offers a lot and like its strong sense of community. I live very close to campus, and often enjoy inviting students to my house for social gatherings or dinners.