Teaching Experience

Georgia Gwinnett College (2019 - present)

Intermediate Microeconomics

Introduction to Economics

Principles of Macroeconomics

Statistical Analysis for Business

West Virginia University (2017 - 2019)

Econ PhD Mathematical Economics Boot Camp (co-taught)

Principles of Microeconomics

Public Economics

Principles of Macroeconomics

Intermediate Macroeconomics

Teaching Evaluations

Georgia Gwinnett College:


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West Virginia University:


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Selected Student Comments from Anonymous Teaching Evaluations

  • "He was a great teacher, and a great guy. The way he explained things honestly made this into my favorite economics course throughout college."

  • "Josh used lots of great real world examples and made it applicable to our lives. He provided lots of practice examples and was more than willing to answer any questions I had in the class. He was also very approachable which makes it much more comfortable and easy to learn the material."

  • "My favorite professor I've had so far. Understands his students and has good knowledge in the field."

  • "Professor Matti was so passionate about economics that it really made this course interesting and made me want to learn."

  • "His teaching tactics were extremely effective, and I felt that I knew the material in this class more than either of my other classes combined. Professor Matti is truly the best teacher I've ever had."

Teaching Philosophy

Two of my greatest passions in life are teaching and economics. My dream is for every student I teach to see the world and their world through the ‘eyeglasses of economics’ . To achieve this dream, I implement evidence-based teaching strategies. Each course features interactive engagement inside and outside the classroom. Within the classroom, there are group discussions, Socrative questions, and group worksheets. Outside the classroom, there are blog entries, op-eds, and pre-class work. With all of my teaching strategies, I seek to best serve my students by providing them with opportunities for long-term mastery of using economics to understand issues that are important to them.

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