Nancy Roberts

Professor Emeriti/Faculty Associate
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
9801
Faculty Emeritus
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
9801

Biography

Nancy Roberts joined the faculty of the Department of Economics in January 1984. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from the University of Texas, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Economics from Arizona State University. Her teaching interests are in microeconomic theory and public sector economics. Roberts is also coordinator of the Graduate Teaching Assistant's Training Program in the Department of Economics, and conducts seminars for the Arizona Council on Economic Education.

Dr. Roberts was the recipient of the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award for the Arizona State University College of Business, the winner of the Golden Key National Honor Society Outstanding Professor Award, a winner of the prestigious Last Lecture Series Award, a four time finalist for the John W. Teets Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching, and a finalist for the Arizona State University Professor of the Year. She is a Lincoln Scholar with the Joan & David Lincoln Center for Ethics, a member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Goldwater Institute, an affiliate of the Russian and East European Studies Consortium and a Liberty Fellow with the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty.

As a Fulbright Scholar, Professor Roberts spent a semester lecturing and conducting research at the University of Sts. Kiril and Metodij in Skopje, Macedonia. She has been a visiting scholar and lecturer at the Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management in Warsaw, Poland, the University of Prishtina in Kosovo, and the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in Shanghai, China. Dr. Roberts is currently the facilitator for a U.S. Department of State grant to develop curriculum and pedagogy at the University of Haxhi Zeka in Peja, Kosovo, and within the Faculty of Economics at the University of Prishtina in Kosovo. As a representative of the National Council on Economic Education, Roberts visited Ukraine and Lithuania where she studied curricular reforms in the transition economies of the former Soviet Union. Roberts is the Faculty Advisor to ASU Students for Liberty, an organization whose mission is to provide a unified, student-driven forum of support for students and student organizations dedicated to liberty.

Education

  • PhD  Arizona State University 
  • MS  Arizona State University
  • BA  University of Texas

Publications

  • "Total Quality Management and Profitability." Proceedings of the International Conference on Economic Aspects of Quality Management, Skopje, Macedonia
  • "Usury and the Monetary Control Act of 1980: Economic Effects of Usury Laws in Arizona." Arizona State Law Journal, (1981), 35-61, (with William J. Boyes.)

 

Courses

Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 212Microeconomic Principles
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 212Microeconomic Principles
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 212Microeconomic Principles
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 212Microeconomic Principles
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 212Microeconomic Principles
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 212Microeconomic Principles
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 212Microeconomic Principles
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 212Microeconomic Principles
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 791Seminar
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 212Microeconomic Principles
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 212Microeconomic Principles
ECN 441Public Economics
Summer 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 791Seminar

Honors/Awards

  • Last Lecture Award, 2011
  • Arizona State University, Finalist, Professor of the Year, 2000
  • Fulbright Scholar-University of Sts. Kiril & Metodij, 1998
  • Wakonse Fellow, 1997, 1999

Work History

Arizona State University: 1984-present