- Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. 01/2004 - present. Position : Member.
- Population Association of America. 01/1982 - present. Position : Member.
- American Council on Consumer Interests. 01/1980 - present. Position : Member.
My courses are designed to spark interest and challenge students. My goal is to help students hone their analytical thinking skills and apply them in real world settings. I encourage students to apply economic principles to a wide range of consumer and family questions with the goal of gaining new insights about consumer, family, and government behavior. I believe it is important to draw applications from current controversial issues (e.g., should Americans be required to have health insurance? In what situations should the government be able to oversee a child's health care rather than her/his parents?). By using current examples, I hope to make the concepts we discuss in class more real and relevant.
Courses I Teach
Families, Consumers, and Health
Covers two broad areas: the interplay among health care delivery, government policy, and consumers, and the role families play in affecting the health of family members. Content emphasis will vary according to the instructor.
Porgram and Policy Evaluation
Systematic introduction to program and policy evaluation as a basis for accountability. Introduces alternative approaches to evaluation. Emphasis is placed on strategies for impact assessment (including randomized designs and non-randomized designs), measuring efficiency, examining short-term and long-term consequences, identifying both intended and unintended impacts, and the social, political, and ethical context of evaluation.
- FCS 5430 Online Course Development. Project Lead: Cathleen D. Zick. TACC Grant 07/01/2009 - 06/30/2010. Total Budget: $5,000.00.