I am an Assistant Professor within the Department of Public Administration and Policy in the School of Public Affairs at American University.

Prior to joining American, I served as a research fellow at the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research.  My research interests lie within labor and applied microeconomics, with an emphasis on economic instability, intergenerational mobility, poverty, and young adult socio-economic outcomes.

I am also interested in the changing role and impact of government tax and transfer programs on a range of socio-economic outcomes, including poverty, income instability and intergenerational mobility. At American, I teach courses on microeconomics and social policy.

Please see my CV for a full listing of activities and the Research section for access to publications and working papers.