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Krista L Tuomi Asst Professor School of International Service

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SIS - School of International Service
East Quad Bldg - 203A
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Krista Tuomi is a professor in the International Economic Policy program at the School of International Service, American University. After teaching for many years in her home country, South Africa, she is enjoying the highs and lows of teaching economics and politics in DC. Currently she “imparts wisdom” to students on topics such as economic policy, crowdfunding, entrepreneurship, investment, and financial policy. She has worked for many years as a policy analyst in the areas of innovation and investment. Recently her focus has been on best practice in the start-up investment climate, particularly on policy related to angel investing, crowdfunding and seed financing. She also conducts workshops on all forms of financing, both for small business and non-profits. In particular, she is regular workshop presenter for SCORE, the Small Business Administration’s volunteer branch. Her passion for the field of innovation and entrepreneurship extends into her other pro-bono work as well. Apart from working with SCORE, she is involved with the Angel Capital Association, the Veteran's Small Business Challenge Competition, and Syracuse's Institute for Veterans and Military Families. She also publishes widely in the field of innovation financing, with recent papers and blogs focusing on the costs of software development, and best practice in entrepreneur eco-systems.
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Summer 2022

  • SIS-730 Skills Inst in Int'l Affairs: Crowdfunding

Fall 2022

  • SISU-220 Int'l Political Economy

  • SISU-220 Int'l Political Economy

  • SISU-320 Topics in Global Economy: International Money & Finance

Spring 2023

  • SISU-106 First Year Seminar: Raising Money for Good

  • SISU-220 Int'l Political Economy

  • SISU-220 Int'l Political Economy