About Me

I am currently an Assistant professor of Economics at The University of Alabama. My research interests include Urban, Regional and Public Finance Economics. In Urban and Regional Economics my research focuses on understanding and measuring industrial agglomeration patterns and how urban structure may affect optimal property tax decisions. My Public Finance research considers such topics as the role of taxes in vacation home growth rates and how support for higher education funding by is affected by the racial composition of students and voters. My work has been published in the Journal of Urban Economics and Regional Science and Urban Economics and has been presented at the NBER Summer Urban Institute, the Boston and Richmond Federal Reserves, the AREUEA ASSA sessions, and in  as well as the national and international RSIA-UEA conferences. 

I currently teach courses in Business Statistics and Urban Economics. In the past I have taught introductory micro, macro and statistics, Game Theory, Econometrics, Advanced Econometrics and Public Finance for Econ majors.

I was previously an Assistant Professor at the University of Richmond (2015-2017). Prior to that (2008-2015) I was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. I received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Colorado-Boulder (2008), and a B.S. in Economics with a minor in Mathematics from Northern Michigan University (1999).