Jennifer Imazeki

Jennifer Imazeki

Associate Professor
Department of Economics
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive, MC 4485
San Diego, CA 92182-4485


Background Information

Jennifer Imazeki is an Associate Professor of Economics at San Diego State University where she teaches courses in applied microeconomics and writing for economics majors. She also developed and teaches a course for students getting their Single-Subject Teaching Credential in Social Science. She has a B.A. from Pomona College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, all in economics. Her research focuses on the economics of K-12 education, including school finance reform, adequacy, and teacher labor markets.

Jennifer has spent several years incorporating active learning techniques into her classes, including experiments, clickers and cooperative learning activities, and particularly working on adapting these techniques to large enrollment courses. She participated in the AEA's Teaching Innovations Program, contributing to the module on large enrollment courses. She also served on the Review Team for the California State University system's Transforming Course Design project in Microeconomics. The purpose of that project was to develop cost-effective ways for faculty to improve retention and learning in the Principles course and the team focused largely on interactive techniques for larger classes. Jennifer also writes a blog devoted to teaching economics (Economics for Teachers).