Curriculum Development Extensive experience in design and development of courses, majors, and minors at the undergraduate and graduate levels. I am especially interested in the development of 21st century majors which draw from traditional academic areas to form majors and minors that address issues relevant to our current generation of students. Often interdisciplinary in design, rich with experiential learning opportunities, these curricular enhancements complement existing traditional majors.
Conceptualized and coordinated development of the IUPUI Sustainability Minor, an interdisciplinary minor designed for students from any major who seek an exposure to Sustainability. Four IUPUI Schools will coordinate and manage the policies and curriculum of the minor (in approval process).
Conceptualized and implemented three international service learning courses in Swaziland, Kenya and Costa Rica for IUPUI Honors Scholars.
Participated in the conceptualization and development of the new IUPUI School of Public and Environmental Policy undergraduate major, Sustainable Policy and Management.
Participated in the conceptualization and development of the new IUPUI School of Public and Environmental Policy graduate major, Urban Sustainability.
Conceptualized and coordinated development of the Honors Leadership Minor at IUPUI, 2010. An interdisciplinary minor designed for high ability students, including those not participating in the IUPUI Honors College. Five Schools coordinate and manage the policies and curriculum of the minor through the IUPUI Honors College. This approach has served as a model for two additional Honors Minors in Public Health and Philanthropic Studies.
As a member of the University Curriculum Committee at the University of Florida, responsibilities include review and approval of all University curricula proposals, 1999-2006.
Member, Provost’s Ad Hoc Committee to Develop Combined Degree Programs, 2003.
Representative, Florida State Common Course Numbering Committee, 1999-2006.
As an ex-officio member of the CALS Curriculum Committee, responsible for passage of fifteen new CALS minors at the university level, numerous new CALS courses, and numerous graduate and undergraduate curricular and course modifications.
Member, Committee for the Development of Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC), Louisiana State University, 1996-1998; College of Agriculture WAC Pilot Program, 1998.
Developed Upper Division Honors Programs for both the Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics undergraduate degree programs; approved as the first Upper Division Honors Program in the College of Agriculture by the Louisiana State University Honors Program, 1990.
Developed AGEC 3503, Natural Resource Economics, a three credit hour undergraduate course , 1988.
Developed AGEC 2003, Introduction to Agricultural Economics, a three credit hour undergraduate course taken by all departmental majors, 1988.
Developed AGEC 7503, Natural Resource Economics, a three credit hour graduate course 1990.
AEB 4274 Natural Resource and Environmental Economic Policy. Role of the public sector in natural resource and environmental management. Discussion of the role of government and stakeholders. Includes historical perspective on the evolution of natural resource and environmental policies and programs. Surveys current public policies and programs at the state and federal government levels, and identifies institutions which address international environmental issues. Considers the role of economist as policy analyst, providing insight on likely as well as unintended consequences of policy options. (UF)
AEB 3450 Introduction to Natural Resource and Environmental Economics. Introduction to natural and environmental resource economics. Emphasis is placed on understanding economic concepts such as resource scarcity, externality, property rights, opportunity cost, sustainability, and non-market valuation in their application to studies of natural resources and environmental amenities. (UF) SLS 1102 First Year Florida. First year students’ transition into the University of Florida. Emphasizes the development of academic and personal skills that support success in college. (UF)
ALS 4921 Honors Colloquium. Designed to stimulate exceptional students from a variety of backgrounds to think critically about real world problems and issues. Creative but practical problem solving emphasizing critical thinking and a critical appreciation of epistemological diversity will be stressed. Honors Colloquium Topic: “UF in the 21st Century: Shaping the University of the Future.” (UF)
AGG 4921 Honors Colloquium: Credits. Honors Colloquium for College of Agricultural and Life Sciences students participating in the CALS Upper Division Honors Program: Honors Colloquium Topic: The Political Economy of Higher Education. (UF)
AGEC 2003 Introductory Agricultural Economics. Role of the food and fiber system in the general economy; economic principles applied to agricultural production, marketing, consumption, environmental, and policy problems. (LSU) AGEC 3503 Natural Resource Economic Policy. Economic rationale for collective public action in the allocation of natural resources; emphasis on economic efficiency, property rights, resource use, legal concepts, institutions, and project evaluation. (LSU)
Graduate Courses Taught
AGEC 7503 Natural Resource Economic Policy. Economic concepts and institutional factors relating to utilization of natural resources. Emphasis on property rights, resource policy, resource management, resource valuation, and sustainability. (LSU)