Coursework and Applied Learning Projects
- AREC 559 – Advanced Applied Econometrics
- Completed a course project that answered a business problem provided from American Express using data provided by the company.
- Exercised SAS coding and analysis techniques to process data for econometric model specification to create a predictive model for American Express.
- MIS 545 – Data Mining for Business Intelligence
- Used data mining techniques --- classification, clustering, association rule mining, visualization, prediction --- through a group project that analyzed “AirBnB” data for discovering rich and interesting patterns that can bring value to the business.
- Utilized R programming techniques to identify patterns in “Big Data” using skills developed in the lab assignments from class.
- AREC 549 – Applied Econometric Analysis
- Econometric model-building, estimation, simulation for problems and application with actual data and models emphasized.
- Converted SAS program code to R code as an independent study project for course professor to provide future students with additional learning opportunities.
- AREC 516 - Microeconomics of Agricultural Development
- Performed a linear regression and econometric modeling of USAID survey data to analyze the female head of household impact on positive food security outcomes.
- Economics of farm- and household-level decision making, study input and output markets, technology adoption and social economics in lower-income countries.
- AREC 575 - Economic Evaluation of Water and Environmental Policy
- Theory and application of economic concepts needed to law and policies; including benefit cost analysis, externalities, public goods and valuation methodologies.
- AREC 504 - Production Economics
- Theory of the firm and industry; single and multiple products; risk and uncertainty.
- AREC 513 - Consumption Economics and Price Analysis
- AREC 548 - Introduction to Statistical Methods in Economics
- AREC 580 - Mathematics for Economists
Research and Graduate Assistantship Contributions
- Assisted Dr. Bonnie Colby with research on water transactions, tribal water negotiations, courses taught on campus to students, and a co-lead a professional development session for local high school economics teachers interested in Energy and Resource economics.
- Co-Authored an article published in Western Economic Forum, “Tribal Water settlements: Economic innovations for addressing water conflicts”.
- Created an online Database of Tribal Water Agreements identifying characteristics commonly found in the agreements and detailed the specific articulation of these characteristics for each tribe.
- Link: to come
Paul D. Coverdell U.S. Peace Corps Fellow Accomplishments
- Assisted in recruitment for U.S. Peace Corps at various campus events throughout the year.
- Volunteered for community service at Tucson High School Greenhouse, Las Milpitas Community Garden, 4th Avenue Street Fair, and Cyclovia Tucson.
- Successfully requested funding from Dean and Assistant Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for annual campus Peace Corps Fair.
- Sat on a discussion panel as a speaker for an academic course on International Development.
- Created an information page highlighting AREC program alumni who were also Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.