Teaching

2019-2020 Academic Year Fall:

  • ECON101: Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON489: Social Finance & Impact Investing
  • BUAD515: Microeconomics for Managers (MBA)
  • BUAD516: Macroeconomics for Managers (MBA)

2020 J-Term:

  • BUAD589: Data Visualization (MBA)

2019-2020 Academic Year Spring:

  • ECON251: Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECON390: Money & Banking

Data Modules & Tutorials

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An Introduction to R

An in-class tutorial to introduce R.

Data Visualization w/ ggplot

An in-class tutorial to introduce ggplot

A Primer on Regression Analysis

An example for basic regression analysis.

A Marketing Approach to Price Determination

An example of the Van Westendorp Pricing Model.

Academic Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Director

Center for Business & Economic Analysis (CBEA), St. Norbert College

Sep 2014 – Present De Pere, WI
Lead the efforts of the CBEA in completing 20 community-based projects and giving 25 presentations in our first 4 years while partnering with the local business and non-profit community to promote collaboration with students in a consulting and project-based environment.
 
 
 
 
 

Associate Professor of Economics

St. Norbert College

Aug 2012 – Present De Pere, WI
Teach the macroeconomics related courses for SNC, including the principles and intermediate sections, as well as electives. In addition to teaching, I engage in multiple aspects of the college community, including advising students, presenting public lectures, and working with the local media for guest appearances. I pursue these activities along with my monetary economics focused research agenda. Responsibilities include: - Teaching - Researching - Mentoring - Serving
 
 
 
 
 

Doctoral Associate, Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant

Western Michigan University

Aug 2008 – Jun 2012 De Pere, WI
Taught independent sections of Principles of Macroeconomics and Principles of Microeconomics courses for larger lectures of undergraduate students. My responsibilities include full course control including textbook selection, curriculum structure, quiz and exam creation, and assessment. Also, I served in a TA capacity for several courses including Microeconomics, African Economics, and Environmental Economics. In addition, I worked several semesters as an RA function in various data and research capacities.

Professional Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Graduate Research Intern

Fifth Third Asset Management (FTAM)

Sep 2010 – Jun 2011 Grand Rapids, MI
Conducted research as directed by the Senior Portfolio Manager of Taxable Fixed Income to assist in the institutional investment decision-making process. I collected and organized data covering nearly six million home mortgage observations and used this data to build mortgage default and mortgage prepayment forecasting models associated with asset-baeked securities. The models were constructed using survival analysis and a time-dependent covariate version of the Cox Proportional Hazards model for prediction. Additionally, interest rate, county-level unemployment rate, and regional home price index forecasting models were also created for mortgage-related analysis.
 
 
 
 
 

Regional Sales Associate: Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

Guggenheim Funds (Formerly Claymore Securities)

Dec 2006 – Aug 2008 Lisle, IL
Advised financial advisors and registered investment advisors on the implementation of Claymore (now Guggenheim Funds) exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and exchange-traded notes (ETNs) as well as engaged advisors in conversations regarding market conditions, asset allocations, and securities trading strategies. I managed an eight state top-tier territory and successfully aided in ETF asset growth through multiple multi-million dollar transactions, helping to expand the ETF assets under management from 400 million dollars to 1.9 billion dollars in eight months.

Contact

  • 920.403.2971
  • 322 Cofrin Hall, St. Norbert College, 100 Grant St., De Pere, WI 54115
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