I am an assistant professor at Oklahoma State University in the Department of Agricultural Economics. My research and teaching both focus on community entrepreneurship, regional economic development, downtown revitalization, and a variety of other topics aimed toward strengthening local economies. I earned my Ph.D. in Public Policy & Management from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs (Ohio State University).


  • Community Entrepreneurship
  • Revitalization & Placemaking
  • Rural Development
  • Data Science & Visualization
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Regional Science & Policy


  • Ph.D. in Public Policy & Management, 2021

    Ohio State University

  • M.A. in Geography & Urban Studies, 2016

    Temple University

  • B.S. in Geography, 2014

    Brigham Young University

Other Talks & Presentations

My other presentations include any sort of talk I give outside of the typical resarch conference setting. These include Extension talks, guest lectures, workshops, and webinars.

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Extension Publications

Small Town Main Street

Extension publications include reports and fact sheets that provide research-based information on a wide variety of topics.

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