Denison University’s 178th Commencement took place on Saturday, May 18. Watch the ceremony in its entirety including commencement keynote speaker Jennifer Garner ’94.
Teaching economics at Denison is a great job. Having the opportunity to share one’s intellectual passions with intelligent, interested, young adults, while helping them to think more clearly, analytically, and critically, is an exciting task to wake up to every day for a faculty member who has chosen the life of the mind as one’s profession. That the job also facilitates and encourages the possibility of continual learning for oneself is icing on the cake.
Econ 101: Introduction to Macroeconomics, Econ 201: Economic Justice, Econ 301: Intermediate Macroeconomics, Econ 402: History of Economic Thought II, GC 101: Commerce and Society, GC 301: Global Financial Markets
My research is in the area of the History of Economic Thought, particularly in the development of 20th century economic theory. I specialize in the work of F.A. Hayek, a 1974 Nobel Prize-winning economist, who was a broad interdisciplinary thinker known for his advocacy of a free market economy and related criticism of central planning. My research is a sympathetic yet ultimately critical engagement with Hayek, as I seek to develop socialist alternatives that both respond to and “fit in” with Hayek’s system of ideas. As such, I also engage with the legacies of Karl Marx and John Maynard Keynes in the development of economic theory and alternative economic systems.