Denise Stanley "holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Wisconsin Madison. She previously received degrees from Occidental College, the London School of Economics and Oxford University. She has undertaken internship, missionary, and consulting assignments in the Dominican Republic and Central America for a variety of foundations and non-governmental organizations. Her masters thesis centers on group lending while the doctoral dissertation examines mariculture and non-traditional exports. She is currently employed as an Associate Professor of Economics at California State University-Fullerton, with a specialty in applied microeconomics. She regularly teaches on Latin American Economics. She was a recipient of a Fulbright Teaching and Research Award for the 2006-2007 period to assess the impact of immigrant remittances in the economies of the receiving communities.
"Her research interests focus on remittances and migration in Central America, socio-economic and environmental impacts of export industries, basic needs achievement, and broader concerns of survey design and interpretation. Her publications have appeared in journals including the Journal of Development Economics, World Development, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Journal of Development Studies, Quarterly Journal of Economics and Finance, Contemporary Economic Policy, Society and Natural Resources, and Grassroots Development. " 
- Senior Research Fellow, Council on Hemispheric Affairs
Resources and articles
- Senior Research Fellows, Council on Hemispheric Affairs, accessed April 13, 2010.