Office: McGannon Hall, Room 138
Office Hours: Spring 2016 -- By Appointment
Dr. Michelle Lorenzini is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Saint Louis University. Her primary fields are international political economy, comparative political economy, and international relations.
Education and Background. Dr. Lorenzini received her B.A. in International Studies at American University in Washington, D.C., her Master of International Management from Thunderbird, and her Ph.D. in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis. Before coming to Saint Louis University, she was a Visiting Professor at the Korea Development Institute of Public Policy and Management in Seoul, Korea.
Teaching. Dr. Lorenzini teaches introductory and upper-level courses, including International Political Economy, Problems of Globalization, Asian Miracles, the service-learning course the Structure of Poverty, Globally and Locally. Dr. Lorenzini was the 2005 recipient of the Nancy McNeir Ring Award for Outstanding Teaching. She has also won a number of other teaching and leadership awards, including the Student Government Association Faculty Excellence Award, the George D. Wendel Civic Leadership Award, the Kathy W. Humphrey Award for Diversity, and the YWCA Leader Award from the Women's Commission.
Dr. Lorenzini is the Director of the Atlas Program, which seeks to celebrate the international dimensions of Saint Louis University and the international role of Jesuit Education. The primary goal of the Atlas Program is to increase awareness of the global issues that confront us today in an effort not only to promote discussion, but to inspire and inform action. It focuses on what we as global citizens can do to contribute to a better life for all people now and in the future
Research. Dr. Lorenzini specializes in the politics of international finance, comparative financial development, and globalization. Her current research focuses on the politics of financial development in east and southeast Asia, trade dependence and the socialization of trade risk, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Service. Dr. Lorenzini serves on the Advisory Boards of the Center for Service and Community Engagement, the Asian Studies Certificate, and the Certificate in Global and Local Social Justice, Power, Society, and Culture. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the United Nations Association of Greater St. Louis and Peace for Kids at Queen of Peace Center. She is the Faculty Advisor for One World and has a secondary appointment in International Studies.
Atlas Leadership: Poverty
Atlas Internship syllabus
Introduction to Politics syllabus
Introduction to International Political Economy syllabus
East Asian Miracles syllabus
Problems of Globalization syllabus
The Structure of Poverty syllabus