• Chair, Graduate Program in Statistics, Graduate Program in Statistics
  • Director, Economic Evaluation Unit, Economics Department
  • Professor, Economics Department

Current Courses

Fall 2022

  • ECON-4660
    Applied Stat Tools
  • ECON-6955
    Research Methods

Summer 2022

Spring 2022

Professional Organizations

  • 2019 - 2022. Position : Board of Directors.
  • 2016 - 2018. Position : President .

Teaching Philosophy

The first class I taught was an evening calculus class in the math department while I was an undergraduate student at the University of Utah working under the direction of Allan Davis. Night one I introduced myself and then a student asked me to solve something like question 12 on page 38 of the text.  I froze.  A very kind student, after an extraordinarily long time, suggested a way that I might begin. Thus I discovered the importance of true learning in the classroom.  Years later I was honored with a University Professorship. This is from the UGS page:

  • Richard Fowles, Economics, 1996-1997 - Dr. Fowles wants his students to link the worlds of mathematics with literature, philosophy and history. At the core of this learning community are two lower division courses. One Lib. Ed. core will have students study the history, art and philosophy of probabilistic and fuzzy thought. Another course was a sequence distribution class. It relied upon experimental computing and visual presentations to help students create models of probability.

I think we live in a very confusing and fuzzy world.  I hope that in the classroom we can find ways to make some sense of it.

Here is Allan's University Professorship citation and I only wish I could have thanked him for his kindness and for not firing me the first night of class:

  • E. Allan Davis, Mathematics, 1983-1984 - Developed the course "Introduction to University Mathematics" as an alternative to the Math 105 requirement, especially for the student for whom this might be his or her final math course. Besides basic concepts in algebra, geometry and calculus, students learned how they are applied in solving problems in the sciences, social sciences and computer technology. His forum was on "Improving Mathematics in the Schools: The Cultural and Technological Challenge."

Courses I Teach

  • ECON-4660 - Applied Stat Tools
  • ECON-6955 - Research Methods
  • ECON-6955 - Research Methods
  • ECON-6955 - Research Methods
  • ECON-4670 - Community Research
  • ECON-6955 - Research Methods

Former Students

  • John Krantz, . Role: Member.
  • Mike Martineau, . Role: Chair.