My research is in applied microeconomics with an emphasis on examining the effects of local public policies on growth, the environment, crime and health and studying the impact and regulation of new products.

I successfully defended my dissertation in March of 2013 and was awarded my Ph.D. from UNC Greensboro in May of 2013. My primary fields include public economics (UNC-G) and modern applied industrial organization (Duke; UNC-CH) with secondary fields in labor and econometrics (UVa.). My teaching experience includes many standard undergraduate courses and popular field courses.