I am an assistant professor of Economics at the Naval Postgraduate School in the Defense Resources Management Institute. I research topics that lie at the intersection of economics, political science, and history.
After receiving my Ph.D. in Economics from Georgia State University in 2014, I worked for four years as a research economist in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service and published papers on China’s agricultural sector and trade issues.
My interest in China began with my year-long study abroad in Sichuan province in 2002. I continue to maintain intermediate-level fluency in Mandarin and to keep abreast of Chinese current events and new research into China’s history.