Teaching Experience and Interests
My primary commitment is to teaching economics at the undergraduate level. My areas of specialization are labor, urban and regional economics. I also teach required core courses in macroeconomics and economic statistics. In addition I've taught a first-year seminar on the history, economics and politics of food, with a special focus on fast food.
My teaching experience and interest extends beyond the formal classroom. I teach in labor education programs and have provided training to community researchers in qualitative research design and implementation.
Several years ago I helped to create the first on-line degree program at UM-Dearborn. The degree, available to all students, was targeted at adult workers, primarily those employed in automobile plants throughout the U.S. In 1999 the project (UAW-Ford University) was recognized by Computerworld/Smithsonian for its innovative use of technology and for its creative curriculum that connected workplace issues and experiences to a critical understanding of technological and global change.