- PhD, Economics, University of Michigan. Project: Inter-Industry Variation in the Occupational Attainment and Relative Wages of Black Workers in the Northern US, 1910-1960: The Role of Labor Market Structure
I am an economist with expertise in the areas of US economic history, demography, and labor. My research focuses mainly on issues of socioeconomic inequality, both in the long run and in the current period. I regularly teach US economic history (for general education students, undergraduate economics majors, and doctoral students); the economics of discrimination; microeconomic theory (intermediate and master's level); and labor economics. From 2011 to 2017, I served as the chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Utah, and from 2010 to 2018 I was the Director of the our college's Barbara L. and Norman C. Tanner Center for Human Rights. I received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Dayton and master's and doctoral degrees in economics from the University of Michigan, and from 1992 to 1994 I was a post-doctoral fellow in the Center for the Study of Urban Inequality at the University of Chicago.