I am a Professor of Practice at Fairfield University in the Economics department. I received my Ph.D. from Fordham University where I researched exchange rate volatility and risk management by central banks in emerging markets.
My research interests are in the fields of international and development economics, specifically in currency markets and exchange rates, remittance and foreign capital flows, financial development and financial integration in emerging markets. My past work addressed whether using currency options can aid central bank intervention into foreign exchange markets, and how foreign currency inflows, specifically remittances, impact exchange rate volatility and, in turn, economic stability in these countries.
Currently, I am teaching Principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics at Fairfield University. My teaching philosophy has centered on creating an interactive and dynamic learning environment. In my classes, I strive to facilitate student participation and independent learning while presenting material in the context of current events by incorporating news articles, media, policy debates, and classroom discussions.