Vlad Dolgopolov

Vlad Dolgopolov

Teaching Assistant Professor of Finance

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Vlad Dolgopolov is an adjunct lecturer of business administration, having joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2018. He currently teaches courses in management economics and business analysis in the iMBA program. Dolgopolov earned a BS in business economics & finance and psychology from the University of Indianapolis in 1998. He went on to earn an MA and a PhD in economics from Clark University in 2001 and 2005, respectively. He also received two other master’s degrees, a Master of Liberal Arts in management from Harvard University in 2010, and an MS in higher education administration from Southern New Hampshire University in 2018. Prior to joining the University of Illinois, Dolgopolov held executive positions in higher education as associate dean at National Louis University, vice president of academic affairs at Antonelli College, and vice president of institutional assessment and planning at Empire Education Corporation.


Educational Background

  • Master of Science, Higher Education Administration, Southern New Hampshire University, 2018
  • Master of Liberal Arts, Management, Harvard University, 2009
  • Doctorate of Philosophy, Economics, Clark University, 2005
  • Master of Arts, Economics, Clark University, 2001
  • Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude, Business Economics & Finance and Psychology, University of Indianapolis, 1998

Positions Held

  • Teaching Assistant Professor of Finance, Department of Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2023 to present
  • Lecturer of Finance, Department of Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2021-2023
  • Adjunct Lecturer of Finance, Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020-2021
  • Adjunct Lecturer of Business Administration, Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018-2020
  • Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Economics, College of Professional Studies and Advancement, National Louis University, 2014-2019
  • Adjunct Professor, Higher Education Administration, Robert Morris University, Chicago, IL, 2011-2019
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs, System Office, Antonelli College System, 2011-2014
  • Adjunct Professor, Strayer University, 2011-2013
  • Adjunct Professor, American Public University System, 2010-2015
  • Adjunct Instructor, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 2010-2010
  • Vice President, Institutional Assessment and Planning, Empire Education Corporation, 2004-2011
  • Assistant Director and Research Associate, Institute for Economic Studies at Clark University, 2001-2010
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Lesley University, 2001-2005
  • Adjunct Instructor and Academic Advisor, Clark University, 2001-2003
  • Visiting Professor of Economics, University of Indianapolis Athens Campus (now, Webster University), 2001

Recent Publications

  • Dolgopolov, V., L. Berk (Ed.) (2016). Economic aspects of death and dying in oncology. Dying and death in oncology ( pp. 115-135). New York: Springer.  link >
  • Dolgopolov, V., Orcutt, B., & Ott, A., A. F. Ott & R. Cebula (Ed.) (2006). The political theories of deficits and debt accumulation. The Elgar companion to public economics: Empirical public economics Chelthenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.  link >
  • Ott, A., Dolgopolov, V., & Belova, A. (2003). Do conservative governments make a difference in monetary policy? A study of the U.S. and the U.K Atlantic Economic Journal, International Atlantic Economic Society, 31 (3), 242-254.

Other Publications

Instructional Material

  • Dolgopolov, V. (2019). Managerial Economics and Business Analysis Capstone. Managerial Economics and Business Analysis Certificate Program (Coursera) Mountain View, CA, USA: Coursera.  link >

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's Impact Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2023


  • Treasurer, Institute for Economic Policy Studies, 2010 to present

Current Courses

  • Manag Econ & Bus Analysis Cap (MBA 590) This course covers various topics from each iMBA Specialization. Group projects and individual assignments will be required. Students are required to take 2 Specialization Capstones for their iMBA degree.