Dr. Amanda J. Phalin is a lecturer at the University of Florida in the Warrington College of Business Management Department, where she teaches the College’s undergraduate core course in international business, as well as graduate classes in global strategy and managerial economics. Through her core course, she educates 1,400 students annually. She has earned the College’s Teaching with Technology Award, and the University’s Online Education Excellence Award. Her research covers several areas, including gender issues in international business and economics; educational technology, pedagogy, and outcomes; and intellectual property rights. She recently completed a two-year, large-scale randomized controlled trial in her undergraduate course testing how gender may (or may not) impact decision-making in global markets. The first working paper from this experiment, “Gender, Exports, and International Business: A Test of Feminist Theories,” was presented at the Academy of International Business Annual Meeting in June 2018. Other research projects include gender and student perceptions of business faculty, female membership on boards of directors, and the effect of online learning technologies on students’ long-term economic outcomes.
Dr. Phalin is a member of the UF Faculty Senate and other University committees, including the Academic Integrity Task Force, the e-Learning Advisory Committee, and the Presidential LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee. She is an affiliate faculty member of UF’s Bob Graham Center for Public service and mentors students through the Florida Opportunity Scholars Program and the University Minority Mentor Program.
In addition to her work at UF, Dr. Phalin is an active member of the greater Gainesville community. She serves on several local boards, including the Chamber of Commerce International Council, the Alachua County Land Conservation Board, and the Gainesville Equality Youth Board. She also volunteers with Alachua County Public Schools as a Science Fair Judge, Speakers Bureau member, and PTA board member.
Dr. Phalin writes columns on local business issues for the Gainesville Sun. Prior to her studies at the University of Florida, she was a writer and editor for almost 10 years. Her work (written under her maiden name, Amanda Watson-Boles) has appeared in such publications as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Foreign Policy Magazine, and Slate.com, among others.