Teaching Philosophy

The liberal arts is, in a word, liberating. Economics is one part of a well-rounded, liberal arts education. I approach teaching as a way to introduce economic ideas to my students and to give them the tools necessary to critically think through these ideas. I believe my students already possess the ability to learn such ideas. My role is to present various economic ideas in engaging, clear ways so as to prepare them to participate in real-world conversations about economics. I know each student has a unique perspective to offer in economics, and my courses help them find their voices and use critical thinking skills to participate in these broader conversations.

Specifically, I have three guiding principles that form the foundation of my pedagogical approach. The first is that students should be exposed to material beyond that found in textbooks. Next, critical engagement with a diverse set of ideas is a necessary part of the learning process. And third, it takes varied iterations of core concepts to ensure that students achieve the learning objectives associated with their course of study. 

Courses Taught


  • Environment and Economics, Fall 2021.

  • Economies in Transition, ECON 380. Summer 2020. Teaching assistant to Dr. Peter J. Boettke.