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Joanna Poznanska

Professor of International Business

Email: jpoznan@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2935
Office: McKenna Hall 220


Education: MS, Warsaw University, 1969; PhD, Warsaw Polytechnic University, 1976. At SPU since 1987.

Joanna Poznanska was born and raised in Warsaw, Poland. She visited the United States as an international scholar to Johns Hopkins University in 1978. In 1980, she returned to the United States to work on academic research at Princeton University.

In 1981, Dr. Poznanska was awarded the Sage Scholarship at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. In 1982, she started her academic teaching career, teaching at SUNY University in Albany, New York, for two years. In 1985, Dr. Poznanska joined her husband at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, where she was involved in a research program. In 1986, she was offered a teaching position at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. In 1988, she became a faculty member in SPU's School of Business and Economics.


Selected Publications

  • "The Impact of Globalization on Economic Transition in China," in: Globalization: Opportunities and Challenges for East Asia, ed. Khostrow Fatemi, The Haworth Press Inc., Binghamton, NY, 2006.
  • "Foreign Capital Holdings in Eastern Europe, Latin America and East Asia," in Contemporary Development in International Business at the Turn of the Century, Montpellier, France l’Ecole Superiuere de Commerce; and USA; International Trade and Finance Association, June 2002.
  • J. Poznanska, K. Poznanski, Liu Haiyue, "Patterns of Transition" Monthly Report, Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, March 2011, pp. 2–16.
  • "Restructuring and Prospects for Steel Industry in Central and Eastern Europe," Monthly Report, Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, May 2009, pp. 3–8.
  • "Economic Integration and Structural Adjustment in the European Union: Old and New Members," EMERGO, vol. 11, No.2, 2004 (Jagellonian University Cracow).

Please view Dr. Poznanska's CV (PDF) for additional publications.

Joanna Poznanska

Why I Teach at SPU

Joanna Poznanska, Professor of International Business

" I teach at SPU because I want to make a difference in the lives of my students. In the words of one of my students, 'I have learned so much from you about economics and life. Your passion for economics is evident. I appreciate your teaching style and how you are able to connect with students.' I want to not only teach my subject but also to convey my passion for learning and goodness in life which comes from moral choices."

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