1989 - Ph.D., University of Florida
1984 - M.A., University of Florida
1983 - B.A., George Washington University
Teaching Goals and Interests
I am an economist who has been on the Saint Anselm faculty since 2002. I teach the micro and macro introductory courses, intermediate macroeconomics, labor economics, statistics, and econometrics. In spring 2012, I'm looking forward to teaching a new course in environmental economics that was just added to the Saint Anselm curriculum.
Econometrics, labor economics, and (I expect) environmental economics are my favorites, because the economic theory learned in the introductory classes is applied to real world topics that students and I are affected by and really interested in. In econometrics, each student works on a project throughout the course where they collect data on any topic she or he is interested in and estimates the results to determine the answer to questions posed on that topic.
In The Classroom
I enjoy helping my students make connections between their own lives and the economic theory learned in class. Thinking like an economist, once learned, will stay with you and shape your view of your own individual choices for the rest of your life. I also believe that an understanding of business cycles and government policies will help students respond more quickly to changes in economic conditions when they enter the business world.
Like all Saint Anselm faculty I am a student advisor as well as a professor. I enjoy meeting with students over their four years and discussing their plans for each semester and for their future.
My current research project is on how college enrollments vary with the business cycle. My co-author on this project is a recent Saint Anselm graduate who is in the masters program at the University of New Hampshire. We are especially interested in the impact of the Great Recession on enrollments.