Personal Statement:

“Business schools are critical to preparing students with the skills and techniques necessary to succeed in today’s dynamic, global economy. But, at a more fundamental level, business educators are integral to helping our students understand the vital role entrepreneurship and business play in our economic system. Our chance to train and develop these leaders is an amazing opportunity and carries with it a tremendous responsibility. Business schools allow us to reach tomorrow’s leaders and assure that we are developing top talent with a strong set of core values to drive global development.”

North Dakota State University

Dean of the College of Business



Arizona State University

Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty



Troy University

Executive Director of Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy


2010 -2014

Adams-Bibby Chair of Free Enterprise 2010-2014
Division of Economics and Finance Chair 2012-2014
Discipline Coordinating Committee (DCC) Chair of Economics 2010-2014
Associate Professor of Economics 2010-2014
Mercer University

BB&T Distinguished Professor of Capitalism


2009- 2010

Director of Center for Undergraduate Research in Public Policy & Capitalism 2009-2010
Economics Department Chair 2008-2010
Associate Professor of Economics 2010-2010
Assistant Professor of Economics 2004-2010
Beloit College

Assistant Professor of Economics




George Mason University

  • Ph.D. Economics, May 2004
  • M.A. Economics, January 2002

Northern Michigan University

  • B.S. Economics and History, May 2000



Dakota Medical Foundation, 2017-Present
• Member

Fargo Public Library, 2017-Present
• Board Member

Plains Art Museum Finance Committee, 2017-Present
• Chair

Institute for Humane Studies, 2012-Present
• Board of Directors Member

Foundation for Economic Education2012-Present
• Board of Scholars Member

Mont Pelerin Society2011-Present
• Member

Journal of Entrepreneurship & Public Policy2011-Present
• Editorial Board Member

American Energy Alliance, 2011-Present
• Board Member

• Contributor News2013-2014
• Contributor

The Laffer Center for Global Economic Growth2009-2010
• Faculty Director and Distinguished Fellow

Center for the Teaching of America’s Western Foundations, 2009-2010
• Faculty Affiliate