Jennifer Pakula

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First Name: 
Jennifer
Last Name: 
Pakula
Title: 
Economics Instructor
Department: 
Social Sciences
Division: 
Division of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Organization: 
Saddleback College

M.A., Economics, California State University, Long Beach, 2007.
B.A., Business Economics, California State University, Long Beach, 2005.

Honors and Awards
Cum Laude B.A., 2005
Member of Omicron Delta Epsilon

Research Interests
Transportation Economics, Law & Economics

I have been teaching Economics at Saddleback College since Fall 2007.  I also teach at Long Beach City College and Golden West College.  I primarily teach Macroeconomics and Microeconomics, but also enjoy teaching American Economic Issues.  Prior to joining Saddleback College, I worked as a Senior Research Assistant for the Office of Economic Research at CSULB compiling data for annual Economic Forecast for Southern California and its Counties. I have also worked with the Port of Long Beach to analyze the economic impact of port activities on downtown Long Beach and usage of the port by Long Beach firms.  While working on my Master's degree, I assisted Dr. Lisa Grobar of CSULB by analyzing data for a paper published in the Journal of Growth and Change titled "The Economic Status of Port Cities: Evidence and Policy Issues".

In Fall 2010 I started teaching online so I could enjoy being home with my daughter.  I taught online classes exclusively for two years and returned to campus during Summer 2012.  It was wonderful to be home for the first two years of my daughter's life and now it is great to be back in the classroom.  If you are interesting in taking my course, sign up through MySite or email me at jpakula@saddleback.edu to see if I have any APCs available.