I earned my B.A. degree from Oberlin College in 1981 and my Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1988. From 1988 through 2015 I was a faculty member in the Department of Economics at the University of Kansas. During that time I was Director of the Center for Economic and Business Analysis in the Institute for Policy & Social Research (2001-2006), Associate Vice Provost for Research & Graduate Studies (2006-2012), and Interim Dean of Graduate Studies (Aug. 20011 – Jan. 2012).
My research interests include the economic history of the United States, the economics of science, technology and innovation, and labor economics. In addition, I enjoy photography. Most of the images used on this website are photographs that I have taken.