Miren Ivankovic

Miren Ivankovic
Professor of Economics and Finance

Doctor of Philosophy, Clemson University, Economics
Master of Arts, Clemson University, Economics
Master of Business Administration, Clemson University
Bachelor of Science, Lander University, Business Administration

mivankovic@andersonuniversity.edu

(864) 231-2063

What classes do you teach at Anderson

Economics and finance courses (undergraduate and graduate), plus Enactus entrepreneurial team and Freshman Year Experience.

What year did you start teaching at AU

2006

Why teach at AU?

Anderson University, with its mission, allows me to discuss academics from the Christian point of view, which in my opinion adds value to it.

Hobbies

Tennis, running, cycling

Notable achievements outside of discipline

Member of 1988 national champion tennis team at Lander; three-time national champion with Enactus team in environmental sustainability project

People might be interested to know I...

My wife, Diana Ivankovic, is a Professor of Biology at AU.

How would you describe your classes to someone who has never attended one?

Thought provoking, analytical, active and fun (I hope).

Publications

Ivankovic, Miren; Laing, William; Heatherly, Chase. 2013 (submitted). Teaching free market economics – Anderson University Enactus Team partnership with Project Talitha Cumi. Free Market Practices.

Ivankovic, Miren. 2012. Study groups – model for active learning: Empirical study of the SWU adult learners. Proceedings of the Academy of Economics and Finance, November issue.

Ivankovic, Miren. 2012. To improve students’ public speaking skills, use the moth. Faculty Focus, Feb. 13 issue.

Ivankovic, Miren. 2007. The tournament model: An empirical investigation of the Association of Tennis Professionals. Journal of Economics and Business, June issue.

Ivankovic, Miren. 2006. Quality of adult education: Empirical case study of Southern Wesleyan University. International Journal of Learning, April 20 issue.

More About

Miren has four children (two in college and two at home), four dogs and one cat. He’s lived in Croatia, Germany, New York and South Carolina.

He remains passionate about seeing students developing and maturing academically from their first year to graduation and believes it would be difficult to teach in his discipline without adding a spiritual component.

“Economics, to me, is a wonderful discipline,” Dr. Ivankovic said. “It covers all of the aspects of human life, including work and leisure. It is a science that uses very sophisticated tools in order to explain unknown.”