Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Donald R. Tapia School of Business, Saint Leo University, Fall 2014–
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Wake Forest University, Fall 2013–2014.
Postdoctoral fellowship, Department of Political Science, Duke University, Fall 2011–2013.
Research Fellow, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics, 2012–
Ph.D. Economics, Florida State University, 2011
Dissertation: "Global Poverty: The Role of Economic Freedom, Democracy and Foreign Aid", Adviser: James Gwartney
M.S. Economics, Florida State University, 2009
B.S. Electrical Engineering, Santa Clara University, 2005
Primary Fields and Teaching
Research: Institutions and Development, Political Economy, Applied Microeconomics.
Teaching: Development, Econometrics, Political Economy.
"Economic Freedom and Global Poverty" (with J. D. Gwartney). In Mark D. White, ed., Accepting the Invisible Hand
. New York: Palgrave Macmillian, 2010.
"The Crash of 2008: Causes and Lessons to Be Learned" (with J. D. Gwartney). Social Education
. 73(2) 2009: 63-67.
Policy Papers and Book Reviews
"Cronyism, Economic Freedom, and Human Flourishing," Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics, forthcoming.
"Economic Freedom and the Path to Flourishing,"
(with Anne Bradley), Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics, 2013.
"A Christian Perspective on Income Mobility,"
Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics, 2013.
"Review of Free Our Markets: A Citizens' Guide to Essential Economics by Howard Jr. Baetjer," Independent Review, forthcoming.
"The Scope of Government and the Wealth of Nations Revisited"
(with S. W. Norton). Hastert Center Public Policy Series, August 2012.
"Economic Institutions and Global Poverty"
"Economic Freedom, Democracy, and Economic Performance"
"Institutional Change through Market Exchange"
"The Supporting Role of Democracy in Reducing Global Poverty"
Conference Presentations and Workshops
2013 Southern Economic Association, Tampa, FL.
2013 Public Choice Society, New Orleans, LA.
2012 Ronald Coase Institute Workshop, Santiago, Chile.
2012 Southern Economic Association, New Orleans, LA.
2012 Association of Private Enterprise Education, Las Vegas, NV.
2012 Public Choice Society, Miami, FL.
2012 Creative Teaching Ideas Workshop, Gus. A. Stavros Center, Tallahassee, FL.
2011 Southern Economic Association, Washington, DC.
2011 Association of Private Enterprise Education, Nassau, The Bahamas.
2011 Creative Teaching Ideas Workshop, Gus. A. Stavros Center, Tampa, FL.
2010 Southern Economic Association, Atlanta, GA.
2010 Creative Teaching Ideas Workshop, Gus. A. Stavros Center, Tallahassee, FL.
2009 Association of Private Enterprise Education, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
2009 Creative Teaching Ideas Workshop, Gus. A. Stavros Center, Tampa, FL.
2009 Southern Economic Association, San Antonio, TX.
2008 Southern Economic Association, Washington, DC.
2008 Creative Teaching Ideas Workshop, Gus. A. Stavros Center, Tallahassee, FL.
2012 King's College, London, U.K.
2012 A New Way of Teaching ECO151, Greensboro, NC.
2011 Society for Politics, Economics, and the Law, NC State University, Raleigh, NC.
Introduction to Economics, Wake Forest University, Fall 2013, Spring 2014.
Introduction to Political Economy, Duke University, Spring 2012, 2013.
Intermediate Microeconomics, Florida State University, Summer 2010.
Other Professional Activities
Collaborator in creation of economics for non-majors course. The course is used in both online and traditional classes.
It is currently taught at Florida State University, Northern Michigan University, and Wake Tech Community College in North Carolina.
Research and Teaching Assistant Positions
Research Assistant for James Gwartney, Florida State University, 2008-2009 and 2011.
BB&T Dissertation Fellow, Florida State University, 2010.
Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, Florida State University, 2007-2008.
Awards and Achievements
Association of Private Enterprise Education annual meetings - Young Scholar award, 2009 and 2011.
James H. Gapinski Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement Among First-year Graduate Students, Florida State University, 2008.
Best of Interdisciplinary Design, Senior Design Competition, Santa Clara University, 1998.
Co-founder of the Robotic Systems Laboratory at Santa Clara University - formerly SCREEM Lab, 1997-1998.
Created powerpoint slides to accompany Economics: Private and Public Choice
13th edition, by Gwartney, Stroup, Sobel, and Macpherson, 2009.
Assisted on report for Altria Corportation, "Dedicated State Tobacco Excise Tax Revenues - FY2007,"
(with William M. Doerner, Tonya R. Eldreth, A. J. Gavila, John. D. Gibson, David. G. McCaleb, and J. D. Spagnola), 2008.
Senior Project Engineer, Engine Control and Monitoring, Sunnyvale, CA, 2003-2007.
Member Technical Staff, nBand Communications, Mountain View, CA, 2000-2001.
Hardware Engineer, Alcatel, Milpitas, CA, 2000.
Hardware Engineer, Trimble Navigation, Sunnyvale, CA, 1998-1999.