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Dr. Alina Zapalska

Professor of EconomicsDirector, Honors Program Management Department

Dr. Alina ZapalskaDr. Alina Zapalska is a Professor of Economics, Director of the USCGA Honors Program and Founder of the International Ballroom Dance Program. Professor Zapalska's extensive and varied teaching experience spans 30 years in the U.S. and abroad. She has published more than 200 articles in professional journals, along with several book chapters, and has presented numerous academic papers at professional conferences. Her international work and study experience has enabled her research to be focused on analyzing economies of Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Thailand, China, New Zealand, Sweden, U.S., Australia, Bangladesh and South Korea.

Dr. Zapalska is also the Director of the Honors Program, preparing exceptional cadets to compete for post-graduate fellowships and awards.


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1991
  • M.A., Economics, University of Kentucky, 1990
  • M.Sc., Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky, 1987
  • M.Sc., Industrial Chemistry, Agricultural University, Krakow, Poland 1982
  • B.Sc., Physics and Mathematics, Krakow College #2, Krakow, Poland 1977

Courses Taught

  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Managerial Economics
  • International Economics
  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • Global Macroeconomic Issues
  • International Business
  • International Finance
  • Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • Monetary Economics
  • Experimental Economics
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Public Finance
  • Personal Finance
  • Industrial Organization
  • Comparative Economic Systems
  • Game Theory
  • Junior Honors Colloquium
  • Senior Honors Colloquium