Professionally, I am a Ph.D., urban and regional economist based in the Stevens Point area. Having left academia for the role of stay at home dad to 2 boys, 1 and 5 years old, I began cultivating gourmet mushrooms as a hobbyist. I continue to be a stay at home dad while also running a mushroom farm out of our basement. Moreover, I am the Founder, Developer, and Chief Economist at The Central Wisconsin Economy and the Regional Economist at Numbers and Nature.
I am published in scholarly journals such as Papers in Regional Science, Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, and the Journal of Sports Economics. As a former assistant professor, I have lectured at Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma State University, University of Missouri, and Southeastern Louisiana University. Most recently, I held the dual appointment of Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Economics at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point and Director and Chief Economist of the Central Wisconsin Economic Research Bureau.
Staying true to my roots, I enjoy cooking good food such as jambalaya, gumbo, and boiled crawfish.
PC: John Hartman.