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Azaizeh, Sofyan (full)
Sofyan
Y.
Azaizeh
Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Business
Economics
203.479.4150
MAXY120D
Maxcy Hall
Personal

    Education

    Ph.D. Economics: Southern Illinois University, August 2010

    M.A. Applied Microeconomics and Econometrics, San Diego State University, May 2003

    M.Sc. Economics: Yarmouk University, August 1998

    B.Sc. Economics, minor in Business Administration, University of Benghazi, May 1995

     

    Teaching Interests

    Macroeconomics

    Microeconomics

    International Economics

    Mathematical and Statistical Economies

    Research Interests

    Household Finance

    Credit Cards

    Personal Bankruptcy

    Behavioral Economics

    University Services

    Faculty Adviser: College of Business Living Learning Communities, UNH, September 2012- Present

    Member: Academic and Student Affairs Committee, COB, UNH, September 2012- Present

    Member: Assurance of Learning/ Outcomes Assessment Oversight Committee, COB, UNH, September 2012- May 2013

    Member: College of Business Improvement Committee, PMU, October 2010 - June 2011

    Member: College of Business Grade Appeal Committee, PMU, October 2010 - January 2012

    Member: AACSB Accreditation Committee, PMU, January 2011 - January 2012

    Member: NCAAA Accreditation Committee, PMU, January 2011 - January 2012

    Member: EMBA Accreditation Committee, PMU, October 2012 - January 2011

    Other Services

    President: Economics Student Association, SIUC, August 2008 - May 2010

    Vice - President: Arab Student Association, SIUC, August 2007 - May 2008

    Vice - President: Economics Student Association, SIUC, August 2007 - May 2008

     

    Memberships

    Eastern Economics Association (EEA), 2013 - Present

    Midwest Economics Association (MEA), 2009 - Present

    American Economic Association (AEA), 2011- Present

    Scholarships and Awards

    Office of Residential Life Appreciation Award, UNH, April 2013

    Thomas and Chany Chung Scholarship, SIUC, Spring 2009

    Thomas and Chany Chung Scholarship, SIUC, Spring 2008

    The Leader Scholarship, Garyounis University, Libya, Fall 2001 - Spring 2005

Academic Credentials

    Published Works

    Azaizeh, Sofyan and Al-Azi, Ibrahim: "The Estimation of Jordan's Food Gap of Agricultural Commodities," (2002), Journal of Business and Economics, Vol. 40. Aug. 2002.

    Papers Under Review

    Azaizeh, Sofyan. 2013. “Internet Access and Household Demand for Credit Card Debt”. Submitted to Review of Economics of the Household.

    Azaizeh, Sofyan. 2013. “Does “Food-Away-From-Home” Encourage Overspending?” Submitted to Journal of Family and Economic Issues (JFEI).

    Papers in Progress

    Azaizeh, Sofyan. “Borrowing and Saving Attitudes and Personal Bankruptcy”. Targeted for Southern Economic Journal.

    Azaizeh, Sofyan. “Consumer Response to Foodborne Disease Outbreaks”. Targeted for Eastern Economic Journal.

    Conferences and Presentations

    Azaizeh, Sofyan. 2013. “Does (food-away-from-home) encourage overspending?” The Academy of International Business – US North East Chapter. 2013 Annual Meeting. Hartford, CT.

    Azaizeh, Sofyan. 2011. “Borrowing and Saving Attitudes and Personal Bankruptcy”. Midwest Economic Association, 2011 Annual Conference. St Louis, MS.

    Azaizeh, Sofyan. 2010. “The Effect of Internet Access on Household Demand for Credit cards”. Midwest Economic Association, 2010 Annual Conference. Chicago, IL.

    Azaizeh, Sofyan. 2008. “Consumer Confidence and Credit Cards” Brown Bag Presentation Series. Department of Economics. SIUC, IL.

Industry Experience

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics: University of New Haven, August 2012 - Present


    Assistant Professor of Economics: Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, October 2010 - February 2012


    Part Time Faculty: Arab Open University, September 2011 - February 2012


    Instructor: Southern Illinois University, January 2008 - May 2010


    Teaching Assistant: Southern Illinois University, January 2007 - January 2008


    Teaching Assistant: San Diego State University, August 2002 - May 2003


    Research Assistant: San Diego State University, August 2002 - May 2003


    Administrative Fellow: Northwestern Memorial Hospital, January 2001 - March 2001


    Administrative Fellow: King Abdullah University Hospital, March 2000 - December 2000


    Research Assistant: Yarmouk University, September 1995 - August 1998

Curriculum Vitae