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Donna Danns, Ph.D.

Donna Danns
Title: Professor - Economics
Phone: 678-717-3684

Office: Nesbitt Academic Building, 5136, Gainesville
Areas of Expertise: Economics


Dr. Donna Danns serves as an associate professor of economics in the Mike Cottrell College of Business at the University of North Georgia. Prior to entering the field of education full time in 2008, Dr. Danns has served in a variety of economics and financial roles internationally. She brings more than 20 years of experience in international economics and finance to the classroom. 

She presently serves as the treasurer of the Georgia Association of Economics and Finance and as a member of the American Council on Consumer Interests.

Courses Taught

ECON 2105: Principles of Macroeconomics, ECON 2106: Microeconomics, ECON 3240: Money and Banking, TMGT 4527: Global Management Strategies


  • Ph.D., Consumer Economics, University of Georgia, 2014
  • M.A., Economics, American University, 1990
  • Master of Banking & Finance, Finafrica Foundation, 1985
  • B.S., Management, University of Guyana, 1980


Danns, D. E., Danns, G. K. (2015). Challenging the Dominance of the World Bank and the IMF: The Role of the BRICS Countries and Their New Development Bank in Latin American and the Caribbean. Journal of Business  and Economic Policy, 2(3), 125-134.


Danns, D. (2015). Financial Education in US State Colleges and Universities: Establishing and Building Programs. Cham: Springer International Publishing AG.

Book Chapters

Danns, D., Cude, B., Kabaci, M. (2016). Financial Knowledge and Financial Education of College Students. Handbook of Consumer Finance Research (2nd edition).


Danns, D. (2014). Financial Education in State Colleges and Universities in the US: A Study of Program Offerings and Students' Needs.

Work Experience

Director of Operations
Masson & Associates, Inc.
2007 - 2008

Adjunct Faculty
Palm Beach Atlantic University
2007 - 2008

Adjunct Faculty
Citrus College
2007 - 2008

Adjunct Faculty
Palomar College
2007 - 2008

Corporate Business and Finance Manager
Law Hart Engineers, Inc.
2003 - 2006

Adjunct Faculty
University of Phoenix
2003 - 2008

Director of Finance
Pacific 17/AFL Wireless Services
1998 - 2003

Senior Research Associate and Administrator
Center for Economic and Social Research & Action (CESRA)
1996 - 1998

Financial Consultant
Citizens Bank (Guyana) Ltd.
1996 - 1998

Senior Associate Lecturer
University of Guyana - Turkeyen Campus, School of Social Sciences
1991 - 1998

Economic Research Consultant
University of the West Indies, Center for Caribbean Monetary Studies
1996 - 1997

Assistant Chief Economist
Central Bank of Guyana, Research Department
1992 - 1996

Division Chief
Central Bank of Guyana, Research Department
1990 - 1992

Senior Economist
Central Bank of Guyana, Research Department
1986 - 1990

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