Position Type
Faculty
Service
- Present
Biography

A few key mentors can change the trajectory of someone’s life. My position at Denison University testifies to this fact. Teaching puts me in a position where I can pay back my debts by playing the role of mentor, dedication to transformational pedagogy, and socially relevant research. Of particular importance to me is teaching at an institution that values interdisciplinary research on racial inequality, and enables me to design innovative classes with an emphasis on social justice and critical inquiry.

Economics integrates the study of history, human behavior, social institutions and markets into a scientific framework with the potential to inform real, tangible problems facing our society. A liberal arts institution with a strong, proven emphasis on diversity is an ideal place to teach economics. A strong background in the liberal arts allows students to critically appraise complex economic issues, and a grounding in social justice enables students to examine the moral complexities of public policy. Teaching is collaborative process where both student and professor learn. I look forward interacting, learning and growing with Denison students every semester.

In my free time I enjoy hiking, rocking climbing, skiing, and spending time outside with my dog.

Degree(s)
B.A. in Economics, University of Georgia, Ph.D., University of Utah

Learning & Teaching

Courses

Intermediate Microeconomics (Fall 2016); Racial and Ethnic Groups in the United States Economy (Fall 2016); Economic History of the United States; Econometrics; Discrimination, Segregation, and Markets.

Research

Research Overview
What are the determinants of racial wealth inequality in the United States, and how does wealth inequality perpetuate racial inequality.
Research Details

How can we understand the long term persistence of social inequality between Blacks and Whites in the United States? My research contributes to this important question by investigating how social context, in terms of neighborhoods, communities and social networks, perpetuates historical oppression and inequality through the mechanism of household wealth accumulation. In other words, the physical and social character of communities have quantifiable effects on household wealth accumulation, but the characteristics and distribution of these neighborhoods is historically determined.

Works

Publications

Uribe, J. (2016). Racial inequality, wealth accumulation and the extended family network: A quantile regression analysis of the PSID. University of Utah economics working paper series.