Evidence of Teaching


This page contains a brief description courses I have taught at NC State  with example assignments, a syllabus and select associated teaching materials.

Courses Taught:

  • ARE 336 Environmental and Resource Economics (Independent Instructor)
  • EC 201 Principles of Economics (Independent Instructor)
  • EC 201Q First Year Inquiry Principles of Economics (Independent Instructor)
  • ARE 201 Introduction to Agricultural Economics (Independent Instructor)

A brief description of each course can be found below.

ARE 336 Environmental and Resource Economics

This class serves as an introduction to topics in environmental and resource economics including provisioning public goods, resource extraction, land use, energy, water resources and climate change. This class attracts a diverse group of students with from majors across campus including Economics, Environmental Science and Natural Resources. Students enter the class with varying exposure to economics making the class both challenging and enjoyable to teach. I was an independent instructor for this course and taught without faculty supervision. I developed all lectures, assignments and class activities and selected the textbook.

EC 201Q First Year Inquiry Principles of Economics

I was selected to teach this course in conjunction with a grant to participate in an inquiry-guided teacher training program. This course is designed to teach students how to get the most out of their education through self inquiry. First year inquiry courses are designed with small student to faculty ratios in order to provide students with a personalized experience. Students are required to develop a research proposal some of which have received undergraduate research grants. I have included a syllabus, the research proposal assignment and student reviews below.

ARE 201 Introduction to Agricultural Economics

An introductory economics class designed for Agricultural Business Management and Agricultural Economics majors which covers micro and macro economics in an agricultural context. This course is challenging as an instructor as covering both fields in a single semester requires sacrificing in depth exploration of certain concepts. Despite the challenges, this course provides an opportunity for students to explore economics as a whole. We examine agricultural markets in the context of government policy, commodity prices and international markets, all areas that students find interesting.

Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness

Example Syllabus EC 201-Q

Peer Observation

Teaching Evaluations & Student Comments

Teaching Award Recommendation