Madeline Zavodny joined the UNF Department of Economics & Geography in Fall 2017. In addition to being the Donna L. Gibbs and First Coast Systems Professor at UNF, she is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), a Fellow at the Global Labor Organization, and an Adjunct Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Much of her research focuses on economic issues related to immigration, including Beside the Golden Door: U.S. Immigration Reform in a New Era of Globalization (AEI Press, 2010) and The Economics of Immigration (Routledge, 2015, 2nd ed. 2021). Her research on immigration has also been published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives, the Journal of Labor Economics, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management and Demography, among others. She has a PhD in economics from MIT. Before joining UNF she was a professor of economics at Agnes Scott College and Occidental College and an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.