Teaching

The core of my Teaching Philosophy is to students’ development of analytical and reasoning skills in Economics while considering three major challenges: 1) heterogeneity of backgrounds and expectations; 2) linkages between course-content and real-world problems; and 3) engagement and interactions. These challenges may arise in both face-to-face and online courses, small and big classes, and independent of the field of study or educational system. I am aware that the art of teaching is not static but dynamic and should be constantly adapting to new circumstances. Therefore, my teaching portfolio focuses on finding creative ways to address the above challenges and adapting to the dynamics of the classroom so that my students benefit from a rewarding learning experience.

In every course I teach I try to implement my teaching philosophy along with putting into practice the following teaching principles: Active Learning, Questioning, Diversity and Inclusiveness, and Accessibility.

Union College

  • ECO-241 “Microeconomic Analysis” – Lead Instructor – Fall 2022 (2 sections – 57 students), Winter 2022 (1 section – 22 students), Fall 2021 (2 sections – 57 students), Winter 2021 (1 section – 30 students), Fall 2020 (2 sections – 61 students). [Syllabus]
  • ECO-210 “Economics of Information” – Lead Instructor – Spring 2023 (forthcoming), Spring 2022 (30 students), Spring 2021 (24 students), Winter 2021 (16 students). [Syllabus]
  • ECO-373 “Seminar in Environmental Economics” – Lead Instructor – Spring 2023 (forthcoming).
  • ECO-498 / ECO-499 / IDM-487 / IDM-488 / IDM-498 / IDM-499 “Senior Thesis” – Advisor – 2022-2023 (8 students), 2021-2022 (6 students), 2020-2021 (4 students).
  • ECO-290 / ECO-295H / ECO-296H / ECO-297H “Economics Honors/Scholars/Independent Project/Study” – Advisor – Winter-Spring 2023 (1 student – forthcoming), Spring 2022 (1 student), Winter 2022 (1 student), Winter-Spring 2021 (1 student).

Washington State University

  • ECONS-425 “Industrial Organization” – Lead Instructor – Fall 2019 (14 students). [Syllabus]

University of Cordoba (Spain)*

  • Course 103139 “International Seminars” – Guest Lecturer – May 31, 2018.
  • Course 20041 / Course 15782 “Environmental Economics and Policy” – Co-Instructor – 2008–2014.
  • Course 20034 “Rural Development” – Co-Instructor – 2013.
  • Course 15783 “Territorial Approach to Rural Development” – Co-Instructor – 2008–2013.
  • Course 15786 “Rural Development Planning Methods” – Co-Instructor – 2009–2013.
  • Course 15789 “Rural Tourism” – Co-Instructor – 2010–2011.
  • Undergraduate Thesis in Agricultural Engineering – Co-Advisor – 2014 (1 student).
  • Master Thesis in Territorial Rural Development – Advisor – 2011– 2015 (4 students).
  • Master Thesis in Territorial Rural Development – Member of Evaluation Jury – 2021 (1 student), 2011-2014 (31 students).

* Courses taught in Spanish.

For a complete list of all my teaching and academic activities view my CV.