Teaching

Instructor

  • Quantitative Methods for Public Policy (PhD)
  • Housing Economics and Policy (Masters & Undergraduate)
  • Statistics for Planners (Undergraduate)
  • Statistics Bootcamp (Masters): Developed and taught short intensive course in statistics and probability for incoming Real Estate Masters students.
  • Microeconomics Bootcamp (MBA/Masters): Taught short summer review course for all incoming MBA and Technology and Public Policy Masters students.

Teaching Assistant

  • Real Estate Economics (Masters/MBA/PhD): Taught weekly supplemental sections that reviewed and built upon lecture material. Responsible for grading of all problem sets and examinations.
  • Quantitative Methods for Planning (Masters): Developed new syllabus including lecture notes, problem sets, and exams. Taught weekly sections that alternated between reviewing lecture material and a lab section where students were introduced to statistical methods in both R and Stata.
  • Applied Economics for Managers (Sloan Fellows MBA Program): Taught sections and graded all problem sets and exams for the specialized MBA program for mid-career executives.
  • Econometrics (Undergrad)

 

While at MIT, I had the opportunity to develop curriculum in two very different settings. In 2015, a decision was made by the Department of Urban Studies and Planning to overhaul the core quantitative methods course. I worked with a team of two other Ph.D. students and the course instructor to create a case-based program that uses distinct cases to cover major topics in statistics and probability. In selecting and developing cases, we looked for settings familiar to the student and issues they could potentially find themselves addressing post graduation. These geographically and thematically varied cases cover such topics as residential property tax capitalization, the effect of climate change on Malaysian coral reefs, and land tenure and affordable housing policy in Indian slums.

During the last year of my Ph.D., I was involved in the development of multimedia case studies for the Sam Tak Lee Real Estate Entrepreneurship Lab at MIT. This initiative seeks to create online cases for the traditional classroom setting as well as massive open online courses (MOOCS). Interactive data, audio, and video are utilized to immerse the students not only into the material but also into the physical setting. The first case explores how one real estate development firm in Panama City has navigated the downside of gentrification in order to produce a more holistic socially responsible development strategy. See the video below for more details on this exciting initiative.