Na Zuo

Asst. Professor of Practice; Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2017; Agribusiness and Economics Education, Natural Resource and Development Economics
(520) 621-9945
Assistant Professor of Practice

Teaching and Research Interests

Dr. Zuo teaches agribusiness management, finance, and economic principles. She was a full-time visiting faculty member at Eastern Kentucky University from August 2015 to May 2016, where she taught seven courses related to agribusiness and advised three student independent projects including a student team competing in 2016 Alltech Innovation Competition.  

Her research examines issues of natural resource development with a focus on the interaction between fossil fuel extraction and community development. She also studies instructional pedagogies, including collaborative learning, inclusive teaching, and challenges created by the diverse cultural backgrounds among instructors and students.

Dr. Zuo is originally from Shandong, China. She was an undergraduate at Shandong University and master's student at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. 

Curriculum Vitae

Awards and Honors

Graduate Student Teaching Award, AAEA, 2017

Classes Taught

AREC/PPEL 210, Understanding the World of Commerce
AREC 297, Excel Applications for Economic Analysis
AREC 304, Intermediate Production and Consumption Analysis
AREC 315, Agribusiness Economics and Management
AREC/NAFS 365, The Food Economy - Efficiencies, Gaps and Policies
AREC 450/550, Financial Management for Agribusiness

Selected Publications

Zuo, Na, Jack Schieffer and Steve Buck. 2019. “The Effect of the Oil and Gas Boom on Schooling Decisions in the U.S.” Resource and Energy Economics, 55C (2019):1–23.

Zuo, Na, Jerrod Penn, and Mahdi Asgari. 2018. “Teaching as a Graduate Student: A One-credit Teaching Module Case.” NACTA Journal, 62(4):359–364.