Neha Dave Mills College

Education | Courses Taught | Professional Experience | Honors | 


MA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Applied Economics, April 1996
(Joint degree in Economics, Business Admin, & Public policy) Emphases in International Trade and Policy, Banking & Finance, and Management of Multinational Firms.
Nominated to the University Financial Affairs Committee (led by the Vice-Chancellor), 1995-1996.
Nominated to the Executive committee for a Multi-Cultural University, 1995-1996.

University of California, Berkeley, Graduate Extension Program, August 1992-May 1994
Graduate coursework in Game Theory, Microeconomics, International trade, and Development Economics.

BA, University of California, Berkeley, Economics, December 1991
Emphases on International trade, Banking & Finance, Industrial Organization, Micro and macro economics, Econometrics, and Statistics.
Studied an extensive scope of undergraduate coursework including Neurobiology, Physics, Computer Science, and Math.

Courses Taught
  • ECON 050: Introduction to Economics
  • ECON 100/MGMT 200: Microeconomic Theory
  • ECON 113/MGMT 211: Money and Financial Institutions
  • ECON/155/MGMT 255: International Trade
  • ECON 158: International Finance
  • MGMT 246: Multinational Business Strategy
Professional Experience

Mills College, Oakland, CA (January 2010–Present), Lecturer, Lokey School of Business

Holy Names University, Oakland, CA (January 2010–Present), Lecturer, Department of Business Administration
Teach courses in Microeconomics, Principles of Finance, Quantitative Analysis, and Macroeconomics and Challenges of Globalization for Business majors.

University of California, Berkeley (September 2004-Present), Research Collaborator, Department of Computer Science
Taken coursework in Algorithms and Quantum Computation
Co-organizer of weekly seminars and major departmental conferences/group meetings
Co-author for a National Science Foundation project to write a brochure on all seminal works in Computer Science.

DeVry University, Fremont, CA (July 2000–June 2009), Professor of Economics
Courses taught include undergraduate level Micro and Macroeconomics, Introduction to Business, Finance, Business Economics, Impact of technology on society, Critical thinking & problem solving, Introductory level Math, Theories in Political Science.
Graduate Advisor to students in Electronics, Bio-informatics and Communication, 2003-2009.
Recipient of the prestigious national PRIDE award (Professional Recognition for Integrity, Dedication, and Excellence), 2007.
Chair of faculty development committee (known as University day committee), 2006-2008.
Published a study designed to analyze and enhance student enrollment and retention, 2007-2008.
Consistently received among the highest student evaluations on campus.
Chair of the Social Science department, 2004.

California State University–East Bay (January 2000–June 2003), Lecturer, Department of Economics
Courses taught include undergraduate level Micro and Macro Economics, Development Economics, Managerial Economics, International Finance, International Trade, Money & Banking.
Received consistently high student evaluations in the department.

Other Teaching, Research and Work Experience

Instructor of Intermediate Hindi language, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (August 1994-April 1995)
Re-designed course structure and syllabus which is now standard teaching material for the course. Student reviews emphasized originality and creativity: subsequently, enrollment increased by 100%.

Researcher, Dept. of Economics, UC Berkeley (January–December 1991)
Conducted research on hostile vs. friendly take-over of companies and analyzed 25 years of India’s economic data that became part of a book on development economics.

Victoria’s Secret, Palo Alto, Designer and sales analyst (February 2000–June 2001)

First Interstate Bank, Cupertino, CA: Customer Service Representative (October 1993-August 1994)

Engineering Library, UC Berkeley, Library Supervisor (June 1989-December 1991)

International House, UC Berkeley, Member of Board of Directors (August 1990-May 1991)

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Received the prestigious PRIDE award as professor of DeVry University, 2007.

Founded a company, Ishaani Arts, which promotes musicians of eminence and provides a platform for discussions on current issues, 2005.

Nominated to the Financial Affairs and Executive Committee at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1995-1996.

Elected to Board of Directors, International House, UC Berkeley, 1990-1991, and was recognized for innovative contributions to the growth of the student community.

Elected Vice-President of the Indian Students Association, 1988.

Awarded a national ‘Piramal’ Interstate Trophy (India) for distinction in public speaking, 1985.

Performed social work (as part of an organization established by Mother Teresa) in health and education in Dharavi-the largest slums in Asia, 1980-1985.

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