Dr. Darshana PalkarAssociate Professor of Finance
Darshana Palkar's goal is to take the fear out of finance. “Teaching finance can be a very fun and interactive activity,” said Palkar. “I like to get my students engaged in finance concepts by introducing them in the context of current events that directly affect their day-to-day decision-making.”
Palkar's passion for teaching and academia is evident with one look at her CV. She was recognized for outstanding performance on CFA exams in her native India and has been the recipient of numerous scholarships. She is a two-time recipient of the Outstanding Finance Faculty Award at Minnesota State University—Mankato and enjoys the challenge of continually improving herself as an instructor. “With each teaching assignment, I continuously strive to better myself; to be more approachable to my students; to be more patient with them; to understand them better; to communicate better; and, finally, to transform my perseverance, commitment, and enthusiasm for teaching into a more fun-loving and educative experience,” said Palkar.
Outside of the classroom, Palkar enjoys playing basketball and tennis and testing her culinary skills with recipes from around the world.