I joined the faculty of the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University after earning my Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Davis in 2007. In my research I utilize economic theory (often integrated with biological modeling) and econometric methods to advance the effective and sustainable management of natural resource systems. I often focus my attention on marine systems, with an emphasis on governance of commercial and recreational fisheries and aquaculture. I am also engaged in research on the management of water resources in both municipal and agricultural contexts. I have published research in a number of economics and interdisciplinary journals, including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Climate Change, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, and the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. I care deeply about translating my research beyond the "ivory tower" and often engage with policymakers and stakeholders to develop more effective and sustainable policies on the basis of sound economic analysis. I am also Editor in Chief of the journal Marine Resource Economics and Co-Editor of the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.
Beyond my research pursuits, I teach courses in natural resource and environmental economics, sustainable seafood and statistical methods. I also mentor PhD, Masters, and honors undergraduate students through the School of Sustainability and other academic units at ASU. If you think you may be interested in joining my Research, please take a closer look at my Publications and see more about what the People in my lab group are up to.