I am an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin. I completed my M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. I received by B.A. in Economics and Management with a minor in African Studies also from Beloit College.
My research focuses on how individuals and communities overcome the collective action problem following natural disaster. I have conducted field work in New Orleans, Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina and in New York City following Hurricane Sandy. Check out my new book with Virgil Henry Storr and Stefanie Haeffele-Balch.
In addition to my research on post-disaster recovery, I have studied economic development and traditional leadership structures in South Africa.
Following college I worked with the Free Market Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa.
I was an analyst with Deloitte Consulting in St. Louis, Missouri and a senior business consultant with Perficient, Inc in St. Louis, Missouri.