Teaching Philosophy

Above all else, my teaching philosophy is centered on imparting clear expectations to my students. Students tend to be preoccupied with achieving a grade-specific outcome from a course, often at the expense of their ability to learn the material. By outlining clear expectations for the course and presenting lectures, assignments and exams in a straightforward manner, I find it reduces student anxiety and better aligns student incentives with the goal of understanding the material. Within this framework, I aim to present economics to undergraduate students ultimately as a toolkit for strategic decision-making, which can then be applied across multiple disciplines.


Experience

I have extensive experience as instructor of record for the following courses, full evaluations available upon request:

Course: Econ 349 - Economic Growth
Institution: Wesleyan University
Sections: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016

Course: Econ 331 - Open-Economy Macroeconomics
Institution: Wesleyan University
Sections: Fall 2016, Spring 2016

Course: Econ 302 - Macroeconomic Analysis
Institution: Wesleyan University
Sections: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017 (2), Spring 2016

Course: Econ 255 - Introduction to Open-Economy Macroeconomics
Institution: Wesleyan University
Sections: Spring 2018, Spring 2017

Course: Econ 241 - Money, Banking and Financial Markets
Institution: Wesleyan University
Sections: Fall 2018

Course: EC 111 - Principles of Microeconomics
Institution: Quinnipiac University
Sections: Spring 2016

Course: EC 112 - Principles of Macroeconomics
Institution: Quinnipiac University
Sections: Spring 2016

Course: Econ 2500W - Writing in Economics
Institution: University of Connecticut
Sections: Spring 2017 (2), Fall 2016(2), Spring 2016 (2), Fall 2015 (2), Spring 2015 (2), Fall 2014 (2)

Course: Econ 2200 - Intermediate Macroeconomics
Institution: University of Connecticut
Sections: Summer 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Summer 2013, 

Course: Econ 1202, Honors - Principles of Macroeconomics
Institution: University of Connecticut
Sections: Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2012

Course: Econ 1201 - Principles of Microeconomics
Institution: University of Connecticut
Sections: Fall 2015, Summer 2012

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