Ph.D., Economics, University of Michigan
M.A, Economics, University of Michigan
B.A., Economics and Environmental Studies, Bowdoin College
Areas of Interest
Labor economics, child care and early education, public policy, poverty and welfare reform, and rural economics.
APEC 3001: Applied Microeconomics: Consumers, Producers and Markets
APEC 5032: Economic Data Anlysis for Managerial and Policy Decisions
APEC 5511: Labor Economics
APEC 8502: Labor Economics II
APEC 8902 Graduate Seminar: Ph.D. Program
My research program focuses primarily on economics and public policy related to low-income families, child care and early education, and low-wage and rural labor market issues in the U.S. My research has examined child care costs, the dynamics of participation in the child care subsidy program, why parents stop using child care subsidies, disparities in access to high quality child care, and the connection between parents’ employment and child care choices. Past research projects have included studies of the impact of local competition on wages and job turnover in the retail food industry and the relationship between local labor market conditions and employment outcomes for disadvantaged workers.
Honors and Awards
Distinguished Teaching Award (non-tenured faculty), College of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, May 2005.
Distinguished Teaching Award: Graduate Education, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, 2016.