Department: Political Science, Economics, Sociology
Assistant Professor of Economics
900 Arkadelphia Rd
Birmingham, AL 35254
Office Phone: (205) 226-4834
Office Fax: (205) 226-4847
Brief Career Background:
National Community Reinvestment Coalition, Washington, DC
AmeriCorp VISTA Volunteer Coordinator: 2001
University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
Teaching Assistant: 2003-2005
Economics Instructor: 2005-2010
2001 B.A. in Economics, Kent State University, Kent, OH
2005 M.S. in Economics, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
2010 Ph.D. in Economics, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
Areas of Academic Interest:
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Economics of Education
- Economics of Volunteerism and Altruism
- Labor Economics
EC 202 Principles of Microeconomics (1)
A general introduction to economics with emphasis on microeconomic aspects: the economic principles underlying price, production, distribution of income, and related problems. Fall, Spring.
EC 309 Microeconomics (1)
A survey of contemporary theory concerning consumption, production, demand, supply; market price under competition and monopoly; factor prices; wages, interest, rent; the concept of profits. Prerequisites: EC 201 and 202. Spring.
EC 350 Labor Economics (1)
An introduction to the specific field of labor economics which applies microeconomic and macroeconomic theory to analyze the supply and demand for labor, wage determination, non-wage compensation schemes, investments in human capital, and government intervention into the labor market. Prerequisites: EC 201 and 202. Fall.
EC 352 Economics of Education (1)
An examination of how economic principles can be applied to analyze the consumption and production decisions of individuals and governments on education. Particular attention is paid to the economic justifications regarding the role of government in education as well as current economic analysis on educational reforms. Prerequisites: EC 201 and 202. Spring.