- Carthage College
Professor Edward Montanaro began teaching at Carthage in 2006, upon completion of a doctorate in Spanish at Florida State University. He also holds a master’s degree in Spanish from Florida State University. His doctoral dissertation deals with the writings of 19th century Cuban poet and independence leader Jose Marti.
Prior to earning a doctorate in Spanish, Prof. Montanaro earned master’s and bachelor’s degrees in economics from Florida Atlantic University and worked as a research economist for 25 years. He served for 16 years as the Director of Economic and Demographic Research for the Florida Legislature, where he was in charge of economic, caseload and revenue forecasting and directed numerous policy studies. He also served as chief economic advisor to Governor Bob Graham of Florida and the Executive Director of the Legislature’s Advisory Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.
He holds a joint appointment in the Modern Languages and Economics departments.
Professor Edward Montanaro has 25 years of experience as a research economist. He holds a joint appointment in Modern Languages and Economics, teaches courses in methods/materials in modern language and advanced Spanish, and serves as the director of Carthage’s Target Language Expert Program.
Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Economics
- Ph.D.,M.A, — Florida Sate University
- M.A., B.A. — Florida Atlantic University
- SPN 3010 Advanced Spanish I
- SPN 3080 Social, Political, and Economic Issues in the Spanish Speaking World
- SPN 3110 Interpreting Written Texts
- MLA 5455 Second Language for Post Secondary Teaching
- MLA/HIS 400 Mexican History
- ECN 1010 Principles of Microeconomics
- ECN 1020 Principles of Macroeconomics
- Off campus J-term classes in Guatemala and China
Economic development in developing countries, especially China and Latin America.
What students say
“Professor Montanaro is great about connecting economics to the real world and using his own experience in the Florida government to help prepare students for their future jobs after graduation.” — Andrea Leschewski ’11