Ida Mirzaie


Ida Mirzaie received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee in 1999. She joined the Ohio State University in 2000 where she is a senior lecturer in the department of economics. In addition to teaching principle of micro and macroeconomics, she teaches courses in money and banking and international economics. She has held assistant professor positions at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio and DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, teaching undergraduate and MBA level courses. Dr. Mirzaie is a research fellow at the Economic Research Forum for Arab countries, Turkey and Iran. Her research has been published in journals including Journal of International Money and Finance, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Economic Inquiry, Journal of Developing Areas, and Bulletin of Economic Research. She has been a visiting scholar at International Monetary Fund. Number of her research has been published as IMF working papers and also as chapters in different edited books. With the support of an Impact Grant from the office of Distance Education and eLearning at the Ohio State University, Dr. Mirzaie and her team recently redesigned her 500+ student microeconomics course to introduce several technologies including hybrid-flexible lecture attendance, access to recorded lectures, student response system, online quizzes and Quality Matters-based Learning Management System (LMS). Data about the impact of this project was presented in EDUCAUSE 2015 annual conference in Indiana.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • One Size Doesn't Fit All: HyFlex Lets Students Choose
    • Article

    Large lecture courses are often required of an institution's newest learners, who lack skills to help them succeed. A team at Ohio State University redesigned an intro-level course to let students choose to experience lectures in the classroom or via live streaming.

EDUCAUSE Presentations