Carla Nietfeld

Assistant Teaching Professor



Academic Background

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Kentucky, 2017
  • M.S., Economics, University of Kentucky, 2013
  • B.S., Applied Mathematical Economics, University of Dayton, 2012

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Miami University, 2021 - present
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, Francis Marion University, 2017 - 2021

Recent Publications

  • "Should Calculus be a pre-requisite for Business Statistics? A longitudinal study" (with Hubert Setzler and Hari Rajagopalan), Research in Higher Education Journal, 2021.

Honors & Awards


Carla Nietfeld received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Kentucky in 2017 and is currently an Assistant Teaching Professor of Economics in the Farmer School of Business at Miami University. Prior to joining the Miami University Department of Economics, Carla was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Francis Marion University located in South Carolina. Carla is an applied microeconomist with research interests focusing on economics education, public economics, and the economics of education. Her recent research includes studying various ways to increase student engagement and retention in the college classroom using technology.


  • SPRING 2023
  • ECO 201 C MW 1:15-2:35, FSB 0025
  • ECO 201 D MW 2:50-4:10, FSB 0025
Carla Nietfeld

Contact Information

Office Hours

  • T 10:30-12:00, 1:30-2:30
  • R 9:30-12:00, 1:30-3:30(Virtual)


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