- B.A. in Economics, Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn.
- M.S. and Ph.D. in economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Current Courses Taught
- ECON 175 FYS Environmental Economics
- ECON 211/212 Principles of Economics: Macro/Micro
- ECON 300 Exploring Sustainability and Development in Costa Rica
- ECON 332 Resource and Environmental Economics
- ECON 341 Introduction to Econometrics
- ECON 350 Price Theory
- ECON 361/461 Development Economics I/II
- ECON 364 Business Strategy and Economic Policy in Latin America
- ECON 452 International Economics
Awards and Honors
- Ripon College Curriculum Development Grant, 2006
- Ripon College Scholarly/Artistic Grant, 2005
- CLACS Regional Faculty Associate Travel Grants, 2003 and 2004
- May Bumby Severy, Class of 1908, Award, 2002
Recent Publications and Presentations
- “Household, Group and Program Factors in Group-Based Agricultural Credit Delinquency.” Perspectives on Global Technology and Development, 9 (2010), 473-499.
- “Metodología del Estudio,” chapter 1 in El Impacto Social delas Microfinanzas en Nicaragua (The Social Impact of Microfinance in Nicaragua) Managua, Nicaragua: WDDN, FIDEG & ASOMIF, September 2007.
- “Planning the Pacific Slope Trail of Costa Rica: Local and International Collaboration for International Ecotourism.” North Central Council of Latin Americanists, October 2005.
- “Fostering Ecological Conservation and Community Development through International Ecotourism: Demand for Ecotourism Services along the Pacific Slope Trail of Costa Rica.” With Julian Becker. North Central Council of Latin Americanists, October 2005.
- “Effects of Market-oriented Land Reforms on Access to Agricultural Credit in Honduras.” With Brad Barham, Steve Boucher and Reka Sundaram-Stukel. Midwest Economics Association, March 2004.
Areas of Interest
- Research: Microfinance, Microenterprise Development and Ecological Conservation, Rural Credit Markets
- Teaching: development, environmental and international economics; econometrics; and Latin American Area Studies