I joined the SUU faculty in January 2014. Most days I can be found in my office (BU 308-E), the one with the slanted ceiling and a respectable Wheaties collection. Other times I can be found at SUU sporting events with my boyz or talking trash while playing intramural sports. I came to SUU because I wanted to work with students. I am determined to help students achieve their goals, both inside and outside the classroom.
Prior to arriving at SUU, I was an Assistant Professor of Economics at University of Texas at Arlington, where I taught Sports Economics, Economics of Public Policy and Econometrics. I also worked as an Economist for Litigation Analytics, Inc. where I specialized in estimating lost wages and cost of care in civil litigation cases.
I received my Ph.D. in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University and my B.A. in Economics from Brigham Young University. My research interests are in the use of behavioral economics tools to improve educational and health outcomes. I conduct research on topics within the field of Sports Economics. I am always looking to collaborate on new projects, especially with students.
Originally from Portland, Oregon, I married a girl from Southern Utah. My wife received her B.S. from SUU and Ed.S. in School Counseling and Psychology from BYU. She works as a school psychologist for the local school district. Together, we are the parents to four energetic boys (all budding young economists).
My interests include playing every sport at the JV level (with hopes of still going pro in golf), coaching my boyz sports teams, teaching my kids programming, going on adventures with my family and attempting to finish crossword puzzles with my wife.