Doris Geide Stevenson (2017)


Economics professor Doris Geide Stevenson focuses her teaching on global macroeconomics, international finance, money and banking. A native of Germany, Stevenson holds the degree of Diplom-Volkswirt from the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg. She earned her Ph.D. in economics from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

As chair of WSU’s economics department for nine years, Stevenson helped develop a “two plus two curriculum” with Shanghai Normal University (SHNU) where SHNU students take courses in Shanghai during their freshman and sophomore years and at Weber State during their junior and senior years. They complete the same courses at WSU required of any other international economics major. The program was so successful, it expanded to include students from Korea’s Woongji Accounting and Tax College.

In the fall 2017 semester, 41 Chinese and Korean students are taking classes through the International Economics program at WSU. A total of 154 students from SHNU and 40 from Woongji have graduated from the program and have continued on to jobs with companies such as Goldman Sachs.

 In addition to international collaboration, Stevenson regularly leads students on study abroad trips to Europe to experience the culture and learn about international business and economics.

“Doris has been a consistent advocate for increased internationalization,” said Jeff Steagall, dean of the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics. “Her contacts in Europe have allowed her to get our MBA students into top government agencies, such as the European Central Bank and influential for-profit companies, including various German car manufacturers.”

Stevenson is also heavily involved in supporting faculty at Weber State and is currently serving her second term as the chair of Faculty Senate.