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Tilahun Ayanou began teaching at Kaplan University in 2009, becoming a
full-time faculty member in 2012. He has taught a variety of economics and business
courses in on-campus, hybrid, and online classrooms since the mid-1990s. Dr. Ayanou
currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at Minot State University, and
has taught at Strayer University, University of Phoenix, and Elgin Community
Ayanou's experience includes working as an economist and assistant accountant.
As a senior economist for the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning in
Ethiopia, he took part in soliciting and managing development-related bilateral
economic and financial cooperation between Ethiopia; European countries; and
multilateral organizations such as the European Union, United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP), International Monetary Fund (IMF), and World
Ayanou has a PhD in Economics. His fields of specialization are monetary economics,
macroeconomics, and international finance. His educational background also
includes a Master of Economics degree as well as an undergraduate degree in
economics with a minor in accounting.
Education PhD, Economics, Southern
Illinois University Carbondale Master of Economics,
University of Queensland, Australia BA, Economics (Accounting
Minor), Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Fields of Specialization Primary: Monetary Economics,
International Finance Secondary: Macroeconomics,
Applied Econometrics, International Economics
Dissertation: “Impacts of Volatility
Spillovers, Economic Volatility and Capital Inflows on Mortgage-backed
Teaching Interests Macroeconomics,
Microeconomics, Managerial Economics, Business Statistics, Applied
Econometrics, Monetary Economics, International Finance
Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, International Finance
Charles A. FailFaculty, Business
Craig McCoyFaculty, MBA and MSM
Jaclyn Felder-StraussFaculty, Accounting
Jerry TaylorFaculty, Finance
Joyce BooneFaculty, Business
Rebecca HermanFaculty, MBA and MSM
Rita GunzelmanFaculty, Business
Steven CatesFaculty, Human Resources
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