Professor of Economics and Chair of Business & Economics
Dept: Business & Economics
Office: THMS 122
Degrees: Ph.D. in Economics (West Virginia University), 1997; Master's in Economics (University of Oregon), 1982; Bachelor's in Public Relations and Social Affairs (College of Mass Communication, Tehran, Iran), 1975
Year appointed: 1994
With a specialization in Money and Banking, Econometrics, the Economics of Gender, and International Economics, in addition to teaching at Marietta College, Dr. Khorassani has conducted classes and seminars at various domestic and foreign universities such as National University of Ireland –Galway, Ohio University, West Virginia University, University of International Relations in Beijing, China, South West University of Economics & Finance in Chengdu, China, Methodist University in Piracicaba, Brazil, and Centro Universitario Metodista Izabela Hendrix in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Dr. Khorassani has presented in regional and international meetings such as the Midwest Economic Association in the U.S., The Symposium on The Reform of Curriculum for Academic Finance Programs and Bilingual Teaching in Finance at South West University of Economics & Finance in Chengdu – China, and the Department of Economics Seminar Series at the National University of Ireland - Galway. She has published in the Journal of Economic and Finance
Dr. Khorassani is the recipient of the Innovative Teaching Award (2001), Community Service Recognition Award (2009), and the Edward G. Harness Outstanding Educator Award (2014) at Marietta College. She is also a two-time finalist (2003 & 2011) for the McCoy Award for Teaching Excellence at Marietta College.
Dr. Khorassani is the Chair of the Department of Business and Economics and the Initiator and Lead Organizer of the PioPitch program (Marietta College’s newest program focusing on the development of entrepreneurial mindset).