Instructor Biography

Kristen Zaborski

Associate Professor, Economics, Dept. Chair, Business
State College of Florida
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About The Instructor

Kristen Zaborski, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Economics, Department Chair of Business,  Venice and Lakewood Ranch campus at the State College of Florida.  She teaches both Principles of Macro and Micro Economics. Additionally, she serves on various college-wide committees. She consistently receives excellent student evaluations each semester because she is passionate about teaching students about how the economy works. In addition, Kristen enjoys volunteering in the community. In the recent past, she has volunteered with the Sarasota Architectural Foundation giving house tours of the Walker Guest House on the grounds of the Ringling Museum. She currently volunteers as a Big Sister part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization in Sarasota. 
Professor Zaborski was nominated by the President of the State College of Florida to receive the 2015 Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology. She was one of 10 award recipients nationwide to receive the prestigious award. Additionally, she traveled to Austin, Texas to receive the 2015 NISOD Excellence Award. She was nominated by her colleagues to receive the national award. NISOD stands for National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. Recently, she was awarded a scholarship from Hillsdale College to attend the Free Market Forum in Boise, Id this October. 
Kristen enjoys attending and presenting sessions at economics conferences nationwide. She is currently a member of the prestigious American Economic Association, the Southern Economic Association, and the Global Association of Economics Teachers. In the past, she has served as a reviewer of college level economics textbooks for large textbook publishers. She recently publisher an interactive e-textbook called Principles of Macroeconomics in Modules in partnership with Great River Learning. Her second publication, Principles of Microeconomics in Modules will be completed by the end of Fall 2020 semester ready for adoption for Spring 2021 semester. She has authored two articles in NISOD Innovation Abstracts with an emphasis on teaching excellence. 
Before moving to Sarasota to teach full-time at State College of Florida, she was a “road warrior” (adjunct professor) traveling throughout the state of Mississippi teaching at four different higher education institutions. In her free time, she enjoys antiquing searching for vintage Pyrex, Tupperware, and McCoy pottery. She also enjoys gardening, photography, traveling, and watching foreign and independent films. She cherishes time spent with friends, family, and her cat Wendy.