B.A., Wake Forest University; M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University


I have a passion for research and teaching, which is why I never really left the college environment after completing my first degree. As an undergraduate, I studied economics and Russian at Wake Forest University before earning my Ph.D. in economics from Florida State University. My research centers on economic analysis of government policy, with recent emphasis on monetary policy and international trade. I have published research in several academic journals and recently published a book entitled How Trade with China Threatens Western Institutions: The Economic Roots of a Political Crisis. I’ve never been one to be content with the status quo, and my research often takes innovative, perhaps quirky, approaches. This bleeds over into my teaching, which is very thought-provoking by design.