Teaching

At UWG I have taught a wide variety of classes. Here is a sample of syllabi, exams, and course materials from some of those classes. Feel free to contact me if you should want more information about any of these classes or would like more materials.

UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA

Statistics for Business 1 (ECON 3402) is one of the nine classes in our Business Core for the B.B.A. degrees in Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing and Real Estate, and Economics. Most of the students in this class are juniors or seniors. The class is split into three parts. The first part covers making graphs, calculating measures of center, understanding how to calculate probabilities with the normal distribution, and finding the slope and intercept of a regression line. The second portion of the class is probability, and we cover conditional probability, the binomial and Poisson distributions, and probabilities of independent and dependent events. The third part of the class is hypothesis testing. We cover hypothesis testing with pooled samples, known/unknown standard deviations, samples from independent populations, proportions, and hypothesis testing about the slope and intercept of a regression line.

Syllabus (Fall 2015) Sample Midterm Sample Problem Set Sample Lecture Notes

Statistics for Business II (ECON 3406) is one of the nine classes in our Business Core for the B.B.A. degrees in Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing and Real Estate, and Economics. This class is a continuation of ECON 3402. We cover the major hypothesis tests of Stats I, but add in chi-square testing with contingency tables, F-tests, single-factor ANOVA, and pooled hypothesis tests. We move to a thorough discussion of regression, including multiple linear regression with binary independent variables. We then discuss basic forecasting, including moving averages, exponential smoothing, and both Holt and Holt/Winters exponential smoothing. The class finishes with some basic analytics and a few topics in quantitative methods.

Syllabus Sample Midterm Sample Problem Set

Senior Seminar in Applied Microeconomics (ECON 4484) is our capstone class for economics major. This class introduces students to a variety of different disciplines, including behavioral and experimental economics, public economics, and industrial organization. We read through perhaps 15-20 academic journal articles published in top 10 economics journals in the last 10 years, completed several mock referee reports, and completed paper proposals.

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Sports Economics (ECON 3450) is an upper-division elective offered every two years. In this class we cover most of the standard sports economics topics, such as competitive balance, monopsony in the labor market, and public financing of stadiums. I used this class to enhance student writing skills. In addition, we hosted several guest speakers from the Atlanta sports industry and each student gave a presentation over a topic of his or her choice. I have offered this class both in-person and online.

Syllabus (Spring 2015) Sample Writing Assignment Sample Exam Sample Materials

Principles of Microeconomics (ECON 2106) is a standard principles class. The first part of class covers comparative advantage, supply and demand, and utility theory as motivation for demand. The second covers applications of supply and demand, like tariffs, quotas, price ceilings and floors, elasticity, international trade, and taxation. The third part of the class is producer theory and I cover every relevant market structure.

Syllabus Sample Midterm Sample Problem Set Sample Lecture Notes

Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON 2105) is a standard principles class. I taught a section of this for the Honors College at UWG and a section at Ohio State. We cover a brief review of the first part of micro, the data of macroeconomics, planned aggregate expenditure, and the AD/AS model. Materials available upon request.

OHIO STATE

At Ohio State I taught seven independent classes, including Intermediate Macroeconomics, Current Economic Issues in the U.S., and Principles of Macroeconomics. Materials for any of those classes available if desired.