Teaching

My teaching interests reflect my research interests.  Focusing on issues related to my research allows me to more easily present material enthusiastically and offers students special insight to subject material. Teaching principles courses is also rewarding because it gives me the opportunity to excite students about economics and introduce them to new ways of thinking about the world.  I currently teach principles of macroeconomics, natural resource economics, and research methods.

In 2016 I received the University of Alaska Anchorage Mapworks Teaching Award for “creating a welcoming, supportive, classroom community for students, while setting high academic expectations.”

Courses: Principles of Macroeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Environmental & Natural Resource Economics, Development Economics, Seminar in Economic Research

 
Professor James gives amazing lectures and turns complex concepts into simple, easy-to-understand situations. He has a sense of humor that brings light into his lectures as well. This class is test-heavy so be prepared to study! Great professor, would definitely take again.
— Student Reviewer
 

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Rate My Professor Overall Quality: 4.4/5
100% of students would take course again