PhD Candidate, Economics


Curriculum Vitae


Fordham University, Bronx, NY
Doctor of Philosophy, Economics; GPA 3.73; Expected Dissertation Defense May 2018
Currently ABD
Master of Arts, Economics; GPA 3.73; May 2015

Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ       
Master of Business Administration, International Business; GPA 3.92; August 2003
Awards & Honors:  Kirkpatrick Graduate Scholarship; SHU Student Excellence                          

St. Peter’s College, Jersey City, NJ                
Bachelor of Science, Marketing Management & English Literature; GPA 3.94; May 1999
Summa Cum Laude; Honors Program
Awards & Honors:  Full Academic Scholarship; Dean’s List; Bonomo, Byrd & Bloustein Scholarships; Hopkins Scholar; Most Noble Order of the Peacock; Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key Recipient for Business; SPC Cross Keys for Service



Fordham University (Bronx, NY)                                                                  August 2012 - Present
Teaching Fellow/Associate                                                                                  May 2014 - Present
Teaches undergraduate students, using lectures, hand-on activities and electronic resources like Blackboard.  Courses include Basic Macroeconomics, Basic Microeconomics, & Statistics I.

Research Assistant                                                                        November 2013 – December 2015
Compiled data and secondary research regarding projects in developing countries—involving disability, labor markets, mortality, and health insurance; published paper resulted.  Helped organize seminars for Fordham’s Interdisciplinary Disability Studies Working Group.  Assisted Dr. Sophie Mitra in preparing book publication about the economic impact of disability in developing countries.

Graduate Assistant                                                                            August 2012 – May 2014  
Managed the Economics Department Tutoring Center.  Tutored undergraduate students in Basic Microeconomics, Basic Macroeconomics, Introductory Statistics, and Statistical Decision Making.

Publications & Working Papers

Mitra, Sophie; Palmer, Michael; Pullaro, Shannon; Mont, Daniel; Groce, Nora. (2017) "Health Insurance and children in low- and middle-income countries: A review." Economic Record, 93: 302, p484-500.

Pullaro, Shannon.  (Working Paper 2017)  “Cancer and Employment Among Women: A Panel Analysis, 1999-2013.” 

Pullaro, Shannon; Mitra, Sophia. (Working Paper 2016)  “Breast Cancer & Employment Among Working-Age Women in the US.”



“Cancer and Employment Among Women: A Panel Analysis, 1999-2013.”  Poster Presentation at the 2017 PSID User Conference at the University of Michigan; Fordham University Dept of Economics Seminar, 2017.

"Health Insurance and children in low- and middle-income countries: A review."  UNICEF Paper Presentation, 2015.

“Breast Cancer & Employment Among Working-Age Women in the US.”  New York State Economics Association, 2016 Annual Conference.





St. Peter’s College: Feb 2004-Aug 2012                                                                      New Jersey City University: Sept 2009-May 2012
Berkeley College:  Sept 2010-May 2012                                                                     Seton Hall University: Spring Semesters 2008,2011
Bergen Community College: Jan 2008-Dec 2009                                                     County College of Morris: Sept 2008-Dec 2009   
Adjunct Professor, Business/Business Administration/Marketing Departments
Taught undergraduates while utilizing electronic tools—e.g. Blackboard/WebCT, email, etc.  Undergraduate courses included Organizational Behavior,
Intro to Management, Intro to Marketing, Intro to Business, Consumer Behavior, International Business, & Microsoft Applications for Business.

Management & Coaching

Zep Manufacturing (Springfield, NJ)                                              Sales Manager                                                            May 2006-January 2008
Taught newer sales reps about outside sales for chemical manufacturer.  Organized proposal (and won) $500K in annual bid business for state of NJ.

McMaster-Carr Supply Co. (Dayton, NJ)                                       Various Management Roles                                             June 1999-May 2006
Promoted six times in management roles at industrial supply company.  Responsible for leading and coaching employees and supervisors, improving
processes, planning and budgeting.

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Statistical Programming in Stata & SAS
Familiar with MatLab, R and E-Views, as well.

MS Office Suite; Communications; Blackboard

Research; Problem Solving; Coaching/Teaching; Leadership

Activities & Affiliations

• American Economics Association, Member
• Omicron Delta Epsilon, Economics Honor Society Inductee

• Monmouth Council BSA Volunteer:
Cub Roundtable Commissioner, Middlesex District
Middlesex District Committee Member-at-large
Pack 223 Webelos Den Leader & Recruiter
Merit Badge Counselor
Troop 501 Membership Coordinator & Recruiter