My main teaching specialties include Intermediate MacroeconomicsInternational Economics (both the macro/finance and micro/trade sides), and Data Analysis. I have also 
taught money and banking, statistics, econometrics (including both regression and time series analysis), and intermediate microeconomics. I also enjoy teaching economic principles and financial literacy.

In addition, I have designed and modified courses to meet goals that are often not wellserved by existing textbooks. I developed a practical course called “Macroeconomic Data Analysis” that aims to provide students with useful professional skills. I have modified my International Economics course to include not only standard trade theory and policy, but also an application of microeconomic principles to an interdisciplinary study of political, urban, and environmental issues that is useful in an international relations curriculum. 

I am a firm believer that economics must be used to explain realworld events, and structure my courses with that goal in mind. My macro principles final exam, for example, requires students to interpret a policyrelated news article, showing they can apply what they have learned.

I have extensive experience and interest in serving firstgeneration and other nontraditional students, as well as Englishlanguage learners and those for whom the opportunity to attend college will make a major impact in their lives.

Operating in an environment where both student and state resources are often very limited, I also strive to offer courses as efficiently as possible. Oftentimes, this involves creating my own materials (including a set of conceptreview videos for upperdivision macro students and an e–book for Macro Data Analysis) that balance technology with costconsciousness. 

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Courses and Syllabi

Northeastern Illinois University
(Note: recent syllabi follow a general template that does not entirely match course coverage. Please contact me with specific questions!)

Spring 2019: 
ECON 215: Principles of Macroeconomics  (Syllabus) (Detailed list of topics)
ECON 343: Macroeconomic Data Analysis (Syllabus(Course site)
(All Syllabi Are Tentative Until the First Day of Class.)

Past courses:
NEIU Fall 2018: 
ECON 100: Financial Literacy (Syllabus
ECON 321: International Monetary Theory (Syllabus) (Article List)

Spring 2018: 
ECON 215: Principles of Macroeconomics (2 sections) (Syllabus
ECON 318: Introduction to Econometrics and Forecasting (Syllabus

Fall 2017: 
ECON 215: Principles of Macroeconomics (Syllabus
ECON 303: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (Syllabus
ECON 322: International Economics (Syllabus) (Article List)

University of Warsaw (May 2017)
Economics in Political Decision-Making
Economic Challenges during the Trump Administration Worldwide
Readings and Study Questions (both classes; keep scrolling down!)

NEIU
Spring 2017: 
ECON 217: Principles of Microeconomics (Syllabus
ECON 321: International Monetary Theory (Syllabus)
ECON 343: Macroeconomic Data Analysis (Syllabus) (Course site)
Fall 2016:
ECON 215: Principles of Macroeconomics (Syllabus)
ECON 303: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (Syllabus)
ECON 322: International Economics (Syllabus)
Summer 2016:
ECON 217: Principles of Microeconomics (Syllabus)
ECON 304: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (Syllabus)

Spring 2016:
ECON 217 Sec. 4: Principles of Microeconomics (Syllabus)
ECON 303: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (Syllabus)
ECON 321: International Monetary Theory (Syllabus)

Fall 2015:
ECON 215 Sec. L18 @ El Centro: Principles of Macroeconomics (Syllabus)
ECON 217 Sec. 1: Principles of Microeconomics (Syllabus)
ECON 322: International Economics (Syllabus)
Summer 2015:
ECON 303: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (Syllabus)
Spring 2015:
ECON 215 Sec. 1: Principles of Macroeconomics (Syllabus)
ECON 303: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (Syllabus)
ECON 322: International Monetary Theory (Syllabus)
Fall 2014:
ECON 217 Sec. L18 (@ El Centro): Principles of Microeconomics (Syllabus)
ECON 322: International Economics (Syllabus)
ECON 343: Macroeconomic Data Analysis (Syllabus)
Summer 2014:
ECON 215 Sec. 1: Principles of Macroeconomics (Syllabus)
Spring 2014:
ECON 215 Sec. 6: Principles of Macroeconomics (Syllabus)
ECON 303: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (Syllabus
ECON 318: Introduction to Econometrics and Forecasting (Syllabus)
Fall 2013:

ECON 215 Sec. 3: Principles of Macroeconomics (Syllabus) (Attachment)
ECON 217 Sec. L18 @ El Centro: Principles of Microeconomics (Syllabus) (Attachment)
ECON 322: International Economics (Syllabus)
Summer 2013:
ECON 217: Principles of Microeconomics (Syllabus)
ECON 303: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (Syllabus)
Spring 2013:
ECON 215 Sec. 3: Principles of Macroeconomics (Syllabus)
ECON 303: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (Syllabus)
ECON 321: International Monetary Theory (Syllabus)
Fall 2012:
ECON 215 Sec. 1,4: Principles of Macroeconomics (Syllabus)
ECON 303: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (Syllabus)

Canisius College
Spring 2012:
ECO 102N: Principles of Microeconomics (Syllabus)
MIB 626/MBA 626: International Finance (Syllabus)
MBA 526: Regression and Forecasting (Syllabus)
Fall 2011:
ECO 101G: Principles of Macroeconomics (Syllabus)
FIN 460: International Finance (Syllabus)
MBA 503: Statistics for Managers (Syllabus)
Summer 2011:
MBA 503: Statistics for Managers (Syllabus)
MBA 621: Money, Banking, and the Economy (Syllabus)
Spring 2011:
ECO 102: Principles of Microeconomics (Syllabus) 
MBA 621: Money, Banking, and the Economy (Syllabus) 
MBA 626/MIB 526: International Finance (Syllabus) 
Fall
2010:
ECO 101: Principles of Macroeconomics (Syllabus)
FIN 460: International Finance (Syllabus)
Summer 2010:
ECO 101: Principles of Macroeconomics
Spring 2010:
ECO 102: Principles of Microeconomics (Syllabus)
MBA 626/MIB 526: International Finance (Syllabus)
Fall 2009:
ECO 101: Principles of Macroeconomics (Syllabus)
FIN 460: International Finance (Syllabus)

Beloit College

Spring 2009:
Economics 199: Principles of Economics (Syllabus)
Economics 203: International Economics (Syllabus)
Economics 235: International Trade and Finance (Syllabus)
Fall 2008:
Economics 199: Principles of Economics (Syllabus)
Economics 203: International Economics (Syllabus)
 
Milwaukee Area Technical College
Spring 2008,
Summer 2008: Economics 195: Economics (Syllabus)

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Spring 2007:
Economics 104: Principles of Macroeconomics (Syllabus)
Fall 2006: Economics 351: Introduction to International Economic Relations (Syllabus)
Summer 2006: Economics 301: Intermediate Microeconomics  (Syllabus)
Fall 2005, Spring 2006: Economics 100: Introductory Economics (Syllabus)