Welcome to my website! I am an Associate Professor of Economics and the Director of
Graduate Studies at 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), and Research Methods in Economics (587).
My research interests include environmental policy issues as they relate to firm and
household behavior and valuation of natural resources. I am currently working on a
multidisciplinary research project examining the economic and ecological benefits of
restoring an urban wetland. I also study decision making of electric utilities in
response to a sulfur dioxide pollution regulations. Finally, I am involved in
institutional research efforts at CSULB examining factors that determine graduate
student success. Refer to my CV for a comprehensive list of my research projects.
As Director of Graduate Studies, I provide leadership to the Graduate Student Success
Initiative, collaborate with campus offices and graduate advisors to coordinate graduate
admissions and advising processes, and facilitate the administration of graduate student