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R 11:00 AM-03:00 PM
Degree Program University
Ph.D. Economics American University
M.A. Economics Clemson University
B.A. Economics Dickinson College

My Siena Experience

What I Love About Siena

I love the types of students who come to Siena for their character and fundamental goodness. Our students are kind, caring, and willing to consider the perspectives of others.

My Favorite Courses to Teach

 Game Theory, Introduction to Microeconomics, but really they're all great!

My Professional Experience

Year Title University
2017 - Now Assistant Professor Siena College
2016 - 2017 Visiting Assistant Professor Pacific Lutheran University
2015 - 2016 Visiting Assistant Instructor University of Mary Washington
2013 - 2015 Adjunct Instructor American University
2012 - 2014 Survey Statistician United States Census Bureau

Current Research

Currently, I'm researching the effect of gender on recovery from natural disasters in developing countries and looking at alternative models of representative democracy. In the past, I've researched the politics behind disaster aid declarations, the effect of natural disasters on bankruptcy in the United States, and the role of the Protestant Work Ethic in shaping contemporary US society.

Articles & Book Reviews

  • The Impact of Political Influence on Appointees: Evidence from the Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Program
    Southern Economic Journal, vol. 84
    January, 2018
  • Degraded Work, Declining Community, Rising Inequality, and the Transformation of the Protestant Ethic in America: 1870-1930
    American Journal Of Economics And Sociology, vol. 72
    November, 2013

Awards & Distinctions

  •  Siena College COTFD Summer Research Fellowship
    Category: Research
    Siena College, 2018

Books & Book Chapters

  • Strive for a 5: Preparation for the AP Microeconomics Examination



  • Gender, Migration, and Disaster Recovery in Indonesia
    Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Gender and Asset Recovery After Disaster: Evidence from Indonesia
    Western Economics Association International, San Francisco, California