Welcome to my website!  I am an associate professor of economics CSULB.  I received 
my Ph.D. from George Washington University in 2008.  My fields of specialization include 
natural resource and environmental economics and applied microeconomics.  I 
regularly teach Principles of Microeconomics (101), Natural Resource Economics (464),
Advanced Microeconomics (410/510), and Research Methods (587).

My research interests include environmental policy issues as they relate to firm and 
household behavior and valuation of natural resources.  Specifically, I study decision 
making of electric utilities in response to a sulfur dioxide pollution permit system 
implemented as part of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments.  I have examined technology 
diffusion patterns as a result of this regulation and am  currently looking at 
retirements of older, coal-fired power plants.  I am also investigating the current 
trends of professional associations in economics, with evidence from unique survey data.
Finally, I am involved in institutional research efforts at CSULB examining factors that 
determine graduate student success.  Refer to my CV for a list of other current research