Tahereh Alavi Hojjat

Professor and the Chair of Economics, DeSales University

Tahereh Alavi Hojjat received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Tehran University in Iran, her master’s degree from the American University in Washington D.C. and her Ph.D. in Economics and Business from Lehigh University. After graduation, Hojjat started teaching in the areas of economics, finance, and business statistics.  She has taught at Wilkes University, Penn State University, and since 1989, DeSales University. She is a professor and the Chair of Economics at DeSales.

Other than teaching, she is involved in research, has published three books and numerous articles in national and international journals, and she reviews articles and chapter books for publications.

In terms of publication, her most comprehensive book was published in February 2015:

Islamic Economy & Social Mobility: Religious and Cultural Considerationshttp://www.igi-global.com/book/Islamic/139302.

Her next publication was the first edition of The Economics of Obesity: Income Inequality, Poverty and Health that was published in 2017: productFlyer_978-981-10-2910-3.pdf .

Hojjat’s latest publication is the second edition of the book The Economics of Obesity: Income Inequality, Poverty and Health in September 2021: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030784867

Hojjat is married; her husband is Iranian, and he is a retired college professor. They have two daughters – 38 and 40 years old, and two grandkids (3 years, 9 month old). She enjoys teaching, reading, writing, walking, going to the gym, and helping the greater community.