Teaching

I love to teach, whether it is lecturing in the classroom or working with students in my office. Helping students understand economic concepts and apply them in meaningful ways is one of the things that keep me interested in coming to the office every day. I am continually amazed by the students in my classes. They come from a wide array of backgrounds and it always fun to get to know them. My goal is to be knowledgeable, highly-organized, and enthusiastic every semester. I also believe in challenging students and setting high expectations. One of the best rewards in teaching is to have a former student tell me that what they learned in class was very useful on the job.

Current
ACE 427    Commodity Price Analysis 
This three-hour course is designed for juniors and seniors with an interest in understanding, analyzing and forecasting commodity prices. The course focuses on agricultural prices and the use of fundamental and technical methods of forecasting prices.
Spring 2017 Syllabus
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ACE 528    Research on Futures Markets
This four-hour seminar course is designed for M.S. and Ph.D. students interested in current research related to futures and options markets.
Spring 2017 Syllabus
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Previous
ACE 398    University of Illinois Resources for Today’s Farm Business
This one-hour seminar is designed for juniors and seniors interested in a farming career or career related to production agriculture in Illinois. The seminar focuses on resources available from the University of Illinois and elsewhere relevant to farm-related decision-making.
Spring 2005 Syllabus

ACE 562    Application of Regression Models I
This two-hour course is designed for M.S. students and provides an introduction to econometrics. Statistical background and the two-variable regression model are emphasized.
Fall 2005 Syllabus
Fall 2005 Lectures: 12345678
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ACE 564    Application of Regression Models II
This two-hour course is designed for M.S. students and is a continuation of ACE 562. Extensions to the two-variable regression model; the multiple regression model; and violations of basic assumptions are emphasized.
Spring 2006 Syllabus
Spring 2006 Lectures: 1234567891011
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