Teaching

This Fall 2019, I will again be teaching Econ 191 First Year Seminar: The Economics Behind Our Lives at UMass Amherst. This is a seminar for first year economics majors and exploratory track students to introduce them to the major, its topics and applications, and facilitate students’ adjustment to college life and academics. In this seminar, I assign a semester-long research project to introduce students to social science research.

This coming Spring 2020, I will be teaching a special topics seminar Econ 197 on Student Loans, Other Debt, and the U.S. Economy, where we will explore the growth and impact of student debt, mortgage debt and its role in the 2008 Financial Crisis, corporate debt and its possible implications for financial stability, and the role government debt in the economy. Through the lens of debt, we will examine key concepts and contributions from macroeconomics, finance and the literature on financialization, and other related areas. We will review history, theory, applied economics, as well as policy.

Course Syllabi

Econ 191 Fall 2018, 2017, & 2016 First Year Seminar: The Economics Behind Our Lives (UMass Amherst)

EC012C Spring 2016 Principles of Microeconomics (University of Vermont)

EC195 Spring 2016 Political Economy of Education (University of Vermont)

Teaching Experience

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Economics, Instructor
Fall 2018, 2017 & 2016. Econ 191: The Economics Behind Our Lives- a seminar for first year economics students

University of Vermont, Department of Economics, Lecturer
Spring 2016, EC 12 Principles of Microeconomics- 140 person introductory lecture to microeconomics
Spring 2016, EC 195 Political Economy of Education- 45 person intermediate field course focusing on a political economy approach to understanding issues of inequality in education, particularly through the lenses of class, race, and gender

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Economics, Teaching Associate (main instructor, online) Winter 2016, Econ 104 Intro to Macroeconomics Summer 2015, Econ 397W Writing in Economics Summer 2016, Econ 104 Intro to Macroeconomics Summer 2017 Econ 394 Writing in Economics

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Social Thought & Political Economy Program, Teaching Assistant Fall 2014 & 2015, STPEC 190A, Introduction to Radical Social Theory, teaching assistant for Social Justice and Activism Residential Academic Program, with Graciela Monteagudo

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Economics, Teaching Assistant/Grader Spring 2017, Econ 394 Writing in Economics, with Lynn Hatch
Spring 2015, Econ 311 Money and Banking, with Douglass Cliggott Spring 2013, Econ 311 Money and Banking, with Douglass Cliggott
Fall 2013, Econ 203 Intermediate Microeconomics, with Alex Coram Spring 2012, Econ 397W Writing in Economics, with John Stifler
Fall 2011, Econ 103 Introductory Microeconomics, with Gerald Friedman