Maria Joana Girante

Clinical Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
9801

Biography

Joana Girante is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Arizona State University, where she also serves as the Online Course Coordinator. Formerly, she was on the faculty at the University of Minho (Portugal). Joana received her Ph.D. in Economics from North Carolina State University. She currently teaches between 500 and 1,000 economics students per semester in a mixture of in-person, online, and hybrid courses. She sees economics everywhere and is passionate about teaching her students how to use economics to interpret the world around them and make better-informed decisions. Her research focuses on evaluating the effectiveness of novel teaching methods. Joana joined ASU in 2014. 

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

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
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 211Macroeconomic Principles

Professional Associations

Work History

Academic Positions Held

Clinical Assistant Professor, Arizona State University, August 2014 - present

Instructor, Arizona State University, January - August 2014

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

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