Professor of Economics

Ph.D., Economics, University of Tennessee
M.S., Agricultural Economics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
B.S., Agriculture, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Campus Phone: Ext. 5282
Came to Tusculum: 1996

I am the Economics professor in your department. I got my Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and I was a post-doctoral fellow in Health Economics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland.

I have a research interest in health economics, especially concerning the relationship between the social-economic circumstances and the health status of the elderly in my home country — Brazil.

I combine a sophisticated and advanced knowledge on my field with an ability to demonstrate and explain concepts at the principles level. I provide a unique perspective based on my international background, personal experiences and research endeavours. In all my years at Tusculum, I have always been able to maintain a good rapport with students and I enjoy teaching at our college.

Professional Organizations:

American Economics Association, International Health Economics Association, American Health Economics Association