Hello, welcome to my website.
I am a Senior Fellow focusing on economic opportunity issues at Stand Together Trust and Stand Together. My research focuses on cities, urban development, population trends, labor markets, and federal and local urban public policy.
My book, Dayton: The Rise, Decline, and Transition of an Industrial City, is now available on The Ohio State University Press website and Amazon. My other research is on my SSRN page here.
My op-eds and commentary have appeared in national outlets such as USA Today, US News and World Report, Real Clear Policy, and The Hill, as well as regional outlets such as the Detroit Free Press, Las Vegas Sun, Cincinnati Enquirer, and Orange County Register among others. I am also a Forbes contributor.
In addition to my research I have taught undergraduate and graduate courses in economics at Clemson University, Florida State University, and George Mason University.
I earned my master’s and PhD in economics from Clemson University and a BS in economics and a BA in comparative religion from Miami University in my home state of Ohio.
You can view my LinkedIn profile here and you can follow me on Twitter here.