Donald Sparks

SOAS University of London Research Scholar Award - African Studies

Donald Sparks is Emeritus Professor of International Economics at the Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, (where he has been named MBA Professor of the Year three times) and Visiting Professor of International Economics at the Management Center Innsbruck, Austria. Dr Sparks served as a Senior Consulting Associate in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the US Department of State during the Obama administration. He has been a Fulbright Professor at the University of Swaziland, University of Maribor, in Slovenia, the African Union Commission’s Department of Economic Affairs in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and at the National University of Laos. At the American University in Cairo he was the Department Chairman and Visiting Professor of Economics. Dr Sparks served in the Office of Economic Analysis at the US Department of State in Washington, DC and as a Staff Assistant to Senator Ernest F Hollings. He received his MA and PhD at the SOAS and his BA from the George Washington University.