Ph.D., M.A. Vanderbilt University
M.S., B.A., B.S. University of North Carolina, Charlotte
I teach courses in financial economics, macroeconomics, and statistics/econometrics. My teaching is deeply influenced by my undergraduate training in philosophy, specifically epistemology, and by the philosophy of science. I am fascinated by how we use reasons (theory) and evidence (data) to know, persuade, decide, and act.
I use a variety of teaching strategies to spark students' excitement about economics, thus empowering their efforts to learn and grow. I have won two teaching awards and have spoken about pedagogy at several economics conferences. See my teaching portfolio.
By mentoring undergraduate research projects, I help students learn how to solve problems, grapple with ambiguity, and communicate ideas clearly. See examples of these mentored student research projects.
In research, I study how economic actors make decisions in complex, changing, and uncertain environments, and how such uncertainty and imperfect information shapes how people behave, and how these decisions affect firms and markets. Read more about my research.