I grew up in the Detroit area and I’m a terrible bike racer. My graduate school experience in Seattle was simultaneously the best of times and the worst of times, though mostly the latter. I have a small number of great friends. When I’m not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking and bicycling.
- What’s the best thing about teaching at Metropolitan State?
The students; they're the best. Being a bit older than students elsewhere, they bring more to class and make things more interesting.
- Who or what inspires you?
The great people that I know and have known. I see what they've done and believe that I can nearly match their accomplishments.
- What drew you to teaching in your field?
I accidentally overheard a few economics lectures one semester when I was an undergraduate and I was hooked. I think I was drawn to teaching because I didn't have many friends when I was little.
- What’s your favorite moment from teaching at Metropolitan State?
My first year here I lectured about generalized least squares. The problem was I didn't really understand it. I told the class to take a break, during which time I quickly learned what the heck I was talking about. I don't know how I did it, but it was cool.
- What have you learned from your students?
Everything. I never really learn anything until I have to teach it, so my students get credit for just about everything I know.