Faculty & Staff


Hedayeh Samavati, Ph.D.

   Professor Hedayeh Samavati

Department: Economics

   Office: Neff Hall 340E
   Office Phone: 260-481-6487
   E-mail: samavati@pfw.edu
   Year Beginning at PFW: 1988




Dr. Samavati received her Ph.D. in Economics from Iowa State University in 1987. Her teaching interests include statistics, the economics of gender and race, money and banking, and microeconomics and macroeconomics.
Dr. Samavati's research is in the areas of economics of crime, and economic policy.

Research Published In

  • Atlantic Economic Journal
  • Business Horizons
  • The Southern Economic Journal
  • The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance
  • Journal of Collective Negotiations in the Public Sector
  • Journal of Individual Employment Rights
  • American Business Review
  • Dispute Resolution Journal
  • The Journal of Asia-Pacific Business
  • The Southwest Journal of Business and Economics 

Highlights of Community Service

Under Dr. Samavati’s mentorship, numerous students have conducted research and participated in academic research conferences such as Butler University Undergraduate Research Conference, Indiana University Undergraduate Research Conference, PFW Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium, and The Midwest Business Administration Association Conference.

Dr. Samavati joined the University in 1988 after serving one year at Knox College.

Dr. Samavati has been recognized for excellence in teaching with awards such as Indiana University Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) 1995, WebCT Digital Content Leader 2003, and the Delta Sigma Pi, Iota Lamda Chapter Professor of the Year award 2004-2005.

Dr. Samavati is a member of the Honor's Faculty at PFW and a member of the Indiana University Faculty of the University Graduate School with Full Status.  She is also the co-advisor of the Omicron Delta Epsilon, the International Economics Honor Society.

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