Alannah Rosenberg

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Honors Program

Personal Information



I joined Saddleback College in Fall of 1990 as an instructor in economics but soon became involved in the Honors Program, which I chaired from 1992 to 1998. I returned to that position in 2007 and now serve also as as faculty advisor to Alpha Gamma Sigma, Phi Theta Kappa, and the Honors Student Council. I'm a Past President and is currently the Chair of Transfer Relations for the Honors Transfer Council of California(link is external), a consortium of 60 community college honors programs.

Prior to coming to Saddleback, I taught on either a part-time or full-time basis at the University of Southern California, New York University, Dowling College, Orange County (NY) Community College, Rockland County Community College, Long Island University, and the City University of New York. I was then a Research Fellow at the C. V. Starr Center for Applied Economics at New York University and a research economist in various legal cases involving antitrust, patents, and other business issues before I realized I didn't care which company got whatever pile of money was up for grabs and came back to academia.

Formal Education

  • Ph.D., New York University, 1994 (Economics)
    Major Fields: Monetary Theory, History of Economic Thought
    Honors:  Distinction in Macroeconomic Theory
    Dissertation: Discriminatory and Unequal-Ability Tournaments: Essays and Experimental Results
  • M.A., University of Southern California, 1980 (Economics)
    Major Fields: Comparative Economic Systems, History of Economic Thought
  • B.A., Immaculate Heart College, 1977 (History and Government)
    Thesis: My Adversary's Book: Upton Sinclair's 'End Poverty In California' Gubernatorial Campaign, 1934
  • A.A., Los Angeles Valley College, 1975 (Anthropology)

Certifications and Training

National Collegiate Honors Council Conference Workshops and Presentations:

  • Admitting to Transgress: Administrtative Power vs. Student Access, with Kay Ryals
  • Walt Disney Made No Little Plans: The Large Potential of Disney Studies in Honors Programs, with Julye Bidmead
  • Charting a New Course: Creative Approaches to Transfer Agreements between Two-and Four-Year Schools, with Cara McClintock-Walsh


  • Alpha Gamma Sigma State Faculty Advisory Board and Board of Trustees
  • American Association of University Women
  • Faculty Association of California Community Colleges
  • Honors Transfer Council of California Chair of Transfer Relations
  • Loyola Marymount University Transfer Advisory Board
  • National Collegiate Honors Council Board of Directors
  • Phi Theta Kappa Association of Chapter Advisors
  • SOCCCD Faculty Association
  • UCLA Transfer Alliance Program Advisory Group