Anna Romanova, Ph.D.

Eastern Europe Researcher, Project Consultant - USAID, LSI Researcher
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Anna Romanova, Ph.D.


Ph.D., Kyiv National Economics University

Dr. Anna Romanova, a former member of the Ukrainian Parliament and Secretary of the Committee on Family, Youth, Sport, and Tourism Policies, received her Ph.D. in Economics from the Kyiv National Economics University, where she later served as an associate professor. 

She also holds two master's degrees in Public Administration and in Education, Social Work, and History. She is the author of more than 50 scientific publications:

Dr. Romanova is a board member of multiple nonprofit organizations, including Public Opinion, the Association of Hospitality Industry of Ukraine, and the Ukrainian National Foundation for Veterans and Victims of War. 

Prior to this, she served as the head of the Subcommittee on Tourism, Resorts, and Recreational Activities, as well as the Deputy of the Mayor of Chernihiv City (Ukraine), and a Member of Chernihiv's City Government board.

Currently a consultant for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Dr. Romanova has more than 10 years of experience managing projects to improve territories' competitiveness on the local and national levels

She is a chief expert and author of The Analytical Report on Humanitarian development of the (Russian-occupied) Sea of Azov region of Ukraine.

Dr. Romanova is currently a researcher at Florida State University's Learning Systems Institute (LSI), where she will use her expertise on national/regional economic and humanitarian development to inform the work of FSU's Ukraine Task Force.