Teaching

As an instructor of economics and public policy, I aim to develop students’ abilities to understand and actively engage with policy-relevant social science using the toolkit of economics and statistics. To facilitate learning, I focus on three themes inside and outside the classroom: repeated exposure to concepts, applying new concepts and skills, and collaboration. For more details, please see my teaching statement. To improve my teaching and learn more about teaching and research at different types of institutions, I am completing the Certificate in College Teaching and am a Preparing Future Faculty Fellow at Duke University.


In the Fall 2017 and Fall 2018 semesters, I was Head TA for Advanced Econometrics 1 - the advanced track of the required econometrics course for Masters of Public Policy students at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. The course covers basic probability, hypothesis testing, single regression, multivariate regression, and associated topics such as heteroskedasticity, multicollinearity, clustering, fixed effects, omitted variable bias, and measurement error. As the Head TA, I taught the lab session at least once a week, teaching students how to apply these concepts in Stata. Teaching evaluations are available here: Fall 2017 mid-semester evaluations, Fall 2017 end-semester evaluations, Fall 2018 mid-semester evaluations


In addition to courses on statistics or econometrics, I am prepared to teach courses on development economics/policy and gender and economics/policy.

Working with students during small group activities in lab
Using both a projection of Stata and the blackboard to explain concepts
https://xkcd.com/552/