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Professor of Economics and Political Economy, Dean of Undergraduate Education, Interim Dean of McDermott Libraries

School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences

UT Dallas

My goal in teaching is to encourage students to think critically, to be able to see connections between theory and the world, to provide them with a range of new opportunities, and to bring energy to the "dismal science." It is exciting to see the students' perspectives evolve over the course of their education as they begin to strive for goals they could not even imagine possible when they first entered my classroom. The ultimate reward is when they return to tell you about all they have accomplished and what they plan to do in the future. We as a profession are changing the world one student at a time.