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Amanda J. Phalin

Dr. Amanda J. Phalin is an Instructional Associate Professor at the University of Florida (UF) in the Warrington College of Business, where she teaches the College’s undergraduate core course in International Business, as well as graduate classes in Managerial Economics. Through her core course, Governor Phalin educates 1,300 students annually. She has earned UF MBA’s Outstanding Faculty Award, the College’s Teaching with Technology Award, and the University’s Online Education Excellence Award. Governor Phalin’s research covers several areas, including gender issues in international business and economics; educational technology, pedagogy, and outcomes; and intellectual property rights, particularly in the green sector.

Governor Phalin earned a Ph.D. in Economics from UF in 2013; her dissertation examined international patenting patterns of solar technologies. In 1999, she received a master’s in international economic affairs from the George Washington University Elliott School in Washington, D.C. She earned a bachelor’s in international studies and French from Vassar College in 1997; prior to her graduation, she spent a year studying political economy and European history at l’Institut d’études politiques in Paris.

Governor Phalin currently serves as Chair of the Board of Governor’s Advisory Council of Faculty Senates (ACFS). She was previously Chair of the UF Faculty Senate and a member of the UF Board of Trustees in 2022–2023. Since becoming an ACFS member in 2020, Governor Phalin has been privileged to collaborate with exceptional faculty colleagues from across the State University System (SUS) and learn about all 12 of Florida’s public universities. She is passionate about and proud of UF and the entire SUS, and she is honored to work with her fellow Governors to maintain and advance higher education excellence in Florida.

Governor Phalin’s husband, Benjamin, is also a UF faculty member and graduate. Together with their daughter, the Phalins enjoy all things Florida: football, beaches, springs, and of course, Disney!