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Degree Program University
Ph.D. Economics American University
M.A. Economics Clemson University
B.A. Economics Dickinson College

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

My research examines the effects of disasters on households and how economic systems can be structured to improve disaster resilience.

Articles & Book Reviews

  • Disasters, Disaster Aid, and Bankruptcy Filings in the United States
    Natural Hazards Review, vol. 22
    February, 2021
  • 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
  • Neighbors Help in a Pandemic
    Erasmus Journal of Philosophy and Economics, vol. 14
    Spring, 2021

Awards & Distinctions

  • Siena College Summer Pedagogy Fellowship
    Category: Teaching
    Siena College, 2020
  •  Siena College COTFD Summer Research Fellowship
    Category: Research
    Siena College, 2018

Books & Book Chapters

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


  • Gender, Migration, and Disaster Recovery in Indonesia
    March, 2020
    Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Gender and Asset Recovery After Disaster: Evidence from Indonesia
    Western Economics Association International, San Francisco, California