Deep Shikha

Professor, Chair of Economics and Political Science


Deep Shikha, Ph.D. is Professor of Economics at St. Catherine University. Previously, she served as the associate dean for the School of Business and Leadership, Economics Department Chair, coordinator for the “Center for Women, Economic Justice, and Public Policy.” Her major fields of expertise are in financial economics, resource economics, gender economics, and quantitative business analysis. She has several workshop/presentations to her credit, and has authored/co-authored several articles. Recently, she has presented several workshops on the global financial climate.

Dr. Shikha has almost 35 years experience, primarily in the area of education. Dr. Shikha earned a BA, MA, and M.Phil. in Economics from Delhi School of Economics. She earned a Ph. D. in Economics/Quantitative Methods at Louisiana State University. She has been involved in grant work to include: research on the role of women in the economic development of India, Denny Grant, Instrumentation and Laboratory improvement (NSF-ILI) and many others.

  • Micro-economic development and women empowerment
  • Social capitalism
  • Global economic issues
  • Women’s issues in developing and developed economies

Ph.D., Economics
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1981–1985

Master of Philosophy, Economics
Delhi School of Economics

Shikha, D. & Arndt, J. (2012). Informal Education as a tool of Social Change.

Carol Easley Denny Award (2012).

Professor, Economics, St. Catherine University, 1990–Present

MBA director, St. Catherine University, 2013–2014

Senior Marketing Analyst, FDC, Inc., 1987–1990

Shikha, D., Henderson, M. & Keepers, C. (2015). "A Collaborative Model to Develop a Study Abroad Graduate Course." ACBSP 2015 Annual Conference

Shikha, D. & Doherty, S. (2014). "This is real politics… Change is coming, but it is slow:” Transgression, Backlash, and Women’s Power in Mewat Villages." NWSA Annual Conference

Shikha, D. & Doherty, S. (2014). "Political Change, Backlash, and Women’s Power in Mewat Villages." Women’s Studies/Critical Studies of Race and Ethnicity Bag Lunch Presentation

Wilcox, H., Heitzeg, N. & Shikha, D. (2014). "Approaches to Privilege, Power, and Systems of Oppression in TRW and GSJ." Core Faculty Workshop

Miller, A. & Shikha, D. (2014). "Globalization and GSJ." Core Faculty Workshop - St. Catherine University

Doherty, S. & Shikha, D. (2014). "Political Change, Backlash and Women's Power in Mewat Villages." Texas Tech University Annual Conference on the Advancement of Women

Shikha, D. & Doherty, S. (2014). "Political Change, Backlash and Women’s Power in Mewat Villages." Women’s Studies on the Edge Conference, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 2014

Shikha, D. (2014). "Minimum Wage Forum." MPIRG Forum on Minimum Wage

Shikha, D. (2013). "Girl Rising Panel presenter." Girl Rising Panel Discussion, St. Catherine University

Doherty, S. & Shikha, D. (2013). "Self Governance and Women's Empowerment." The 11th International Conference - India Development Coalition of America; 2013

Shikha, D. (2013). "India Faculty Development Seminar - panel presenter." Faculty opening workshop

Shikha, D. (2013). "This is What a Feminist Looks Like." MPIRG initiative at St. Catherine University

Shikha, D. (2012). "Making Sense of Financial Crisis." Brown Bag Lunch Series

Shikha, D. (2012). "Global Citizenship." AMP training session

Shikha, D. (2012). "Global Financial Climate." Lifelong learning class

Shikha, D. (2012). "Strategies for women's empowerment." Working Together to Eradicate Poverty and Mitigate Climate Change