Diamando Afxentiou holds a Ph.D. degree from West Virginia University with a specialization in Labor Economics. She received her M.A. degree in economics from The New School for Social Research and her B.S. degree in economics from the College of Staten Island, City University of New York.

Her research interest is in the area of labor economics and public policy. Afxentiou has made contributions that impact on the academic community in the area of Teenage Pregnancy and Wage Polarization through papers published in competitive journals in this domain space (e.g. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Journal of Business and Economic Studies). She has also made contributions through service to the academic community, as recognition of her scholarship, through her inclusion as a reviewer and discussant for several academic conferences (e.g. Academy of International Business / Multinational Finance Society).

Her research in economics also resulted in contribution to teaching and learning by way of the receipt of a National Science Foundation grant. She also holds the title of Associate Dean in the School of Management from June 2007 to present, responsible for

  • All aspects of students’ affairs including recruitment and retention, graduation approvals and awards, Change of majors, course substitutions, readmissions, probation/dismissal, grade disputes and complaint
  • Course level assessments and  assurance of learning
  • Providing continuing leadership in curriculum development at the graduate and undergraduate levels

Recent Projects/Research

  • Public Housing, Rent Subsidy: A Comparative Panel Analysis on the Effects on Education and Earnings


  • Afxentiou, D. and P. Kutasovic. (2011) “Empirical Evidence on Wage Polarization: A Panel Analysis,” Journal of Business and Economic Studies, 17(1):48-64.
  • Afxentiou, D. and P. Kutasovic. (2010). “Does College Education Pay? Evidence from the NLSY-79 Data,”  Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 3(1):119-126.
  • Afxentiou, D. and P. Kutasovic. (2009) “Is the Wage Gap Between High School and College Graduates Widening? A  Panel Analysis,” Journal of Business and Economics Research, 7(12):1-6.

Honors and Awards

  • 2018 Distinguished School of Management Faculty Teaching Award
  • 2014 President’s Award for Engaged Teaching and Learning
  • 2011 Honorary Member, Delta Mu Delta (ΔΜΔ)
  • 2007 Presidential Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2001 Service to the College Award
  • 1997 National Science Foundation Grant

Courses Taught at New York Tech

  • Econ 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Econ 204 Principles of Microeconomics
  • Econ 601 Managerial Economics

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