Maria Joana Girante

Clinical Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
9801

Biography

Joana Girante is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Economics Department at Arizona State University, where she also serves as the Online Course Coordinator. Joana joined ASU in 2014. Formerly, she was on the faculty at the University of Minho (Portugal).
Joana is always up to some innovation in Teaching & Learning and uses research-based teaching methods that are shown to boost performance and decrease attrition. She has experience in teaching large (400+ students) and small classes in a mixture of in-person, online, and hybrid/blended formats, including lecture-based and flipped classes. She currently teaches courses in principles of economics (micro and macro) both in-person and online. Her research focuses on evaluating the efficacy of novel teaching methods. She sees economics everywhere and is passionate about teaching her students how to think like an economist and use economics to interpret the world around them and make better-informed decisions. 
Joana obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from North Carolina State University (2008) and MS (2001) and BS (1998) degrees in International Trade and in International Relations from the University of Minho.

Education

  • Ph.D. Economics, North Carolina State University 2008
  • Master's Degree International Trade, University of Minho, Portugal 2001
  • B.A. International Relations, University of Minho, Portugal 1997 

Research Interests

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. International Trade. Agricultural Economics. 

 

Publications

  • Lessons from CAPTCHA’s “Prove you’re not a robot” (Strategies for being perceived as human in a large class environment), 2015 National Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education, May 27, 2015.
  • Faculty Showcase: Short Introductory Video Announcements, September 14, ASU.
  • Quasi-Jedi Tips and Tricks for the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Economics, University of Arizona, December 8, 2015.
  • Who Should Do What To Make Us Better Off? Understanding and Teaching Comparative Advantage, A colloquium for Middle & High School Teachers, University of Arizona, December 8, 2015.

Research Activity

Designing for Student Success: Adaptive and Active Learning in Large-Enrollment Economics Courses (with Stefan Rudiger, Dale Johnson, Laura DePue, and Peter van Leusen), Institute for the Science of Teaching & Learning, 2018.

Short Introductory Video Announcements, ASU Teach Online, 2015.

 

Courses

Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 211Macroeconomic Principles
ECN 212Microeconomic Principles
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 211Macroeconomic Principles
ECN 212Microeconomic Principles
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 212Microeconomic Principles
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 212Microeconomic Principles
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 212Microeconomic Principles
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 212Microeconomic Principles
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 211Macroeconomic Principles
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 212Microeconomic Principles
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 211Macroeconomic Principles
ECN 212Microeconomic Principles
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 211Macroeconomic Principles
ECN 212Microeconomic Principles

Honors/Awards

2019  2020 Deans List for Teaching Impact, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University.

Professional Associations

Service

External reviewer for Cengage, Macmillan Learning, McGraw-Hill, Norton, Pearson.

Work History

Academic Positions Held

Clinical Associate Professor, Arizona State University, August 2020 - present

Clinical Assistant Professor, Arizona State University, August 2014 - May 2020

Instructor, Arizona State University, January - August 2014

Assistant Professor, University of Minho (Portugal), 2008 - 2013

Teaching Assistant, University of Minho (Portugal), 1997 - 2008