After receiving my PhD in Agricultural Economics at Cornell (1997), I moved back to Kingston and, after a few years at home with young children, began teaching at Queen's. I developed the current curricula of Econ 223 (MacroPolicy), 244 (Economics of Indigenous Communities) and 280 (Population and Economic Change). Recently I have been learning Mohawk (Kanyen'kéha) and becoming more in touch with our neighbour Mohawk community at Tyendinaga.  I'm also involved with my faith community and with the local Interfaith Refugee Partnership.

At Queen's I'm part of the Scholars at Risk Committee, raising awareness of and assistance for academics in danger abroad, and various other committees related to the Faculty Association and timetabling.