I'm originally from the Philadelphia area, and now live in Falls Church, VA with my wife, Colleen. We met at the University of Delaware, where we were both student athletes (she, a highly successful one). In our free time, we enjoy traveling together (pictures below), exercising, and trying out new cuisines. I love playing folk music and fingerstyle guitar, and I'm a longsuffering Philadelphia sports fan.
Prior to pursuing a Ph.D., I taught Principles of Economics at the Delaware Military Academy (2013-18), where I also founded and ran the Asian Studies program. I received a B.A. in history education from the University of Delaware (2011), an M.A. in Economics & Entrepreneurship Education from the University of Delaware (2017), and an M.A. (2021) and Ph.D. (2022, expected) in economics from George Mason University.