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I joined the faculty at Ball State University in the Fall 2017 as an Assistant Professor of Economics and am the Assistant Director of Research for the Institute for the Study of Political Economy in the Miller College of Business. I also am on the Advisory Board for Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at BSU. I have previously held academic positions at The Ohio State University, College of Charleston, Penn State-Erie, and Wabash College. Lastly, I am a member of the Executive Board for the Association of Private Enterprise Education and of the Board of Scholars for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

I earned dual B.S. degrees in Economics and Mathematics from Capital University in 2001. I then went on to complete my Ph.D. in Economics at West Virginia University in 2005.

I have authored peer-reviewed professional publications appearing in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, the Southern Economic Journal, Public Budgeting and Finance, and the Journal of Sports Economics, among others. My primary research interest is in public policy issues, specifically excise taxation. I have also authored numerous articles in the area of sports economics.

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