I am an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics in the School of Economics at the University of Maine.

My research and teaching are guided by the belief that economic thinking can offer critical insight into the design of programs and policies meant to serve poor and marginalized communities. Having grown up in rural Western Pennsylvania, served in the Peace Corps, and conducted extensive fieldwork in Eastern Africa, I believe that the opportunity to use economic research to better address the problems posed by poverty exists both at home and abroad. I seek to contribute to finding solutions both through my own research and by preparing students to be active participants in the global community upon graduation.

You can find out more about my research and teaching by following the links above. Thank you for visiting!

Research Fields
Agricultural Economics, Development Economics

Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics. University of California, Davis.
M.S., Agricultural and Resource Economics. University of California, Davis.
B.A., Economics (with distinction). University of Virginia.

Contact information
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