I am a mathematical economist. I received a B.A. in mathematics and economics from Brown University in 1975 and an M.S. in management from MIT in 1982. In 1994, I passed oral and written doctoral qualifying exams in economics at the Stern School of Business at NYU. I did not complete a dissertation.
From 1982-2017 I worked as a bond trader, an investment banker, and a fund manager in the financial services industry. I retired from that career in December 2017.
My actual teaching experience includes only one year (1975-76) as a high school math and physics teacher in Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer, and one year (2001-02) as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Union College in Schenectady.
I enrolled in the CDIT program at the University at Albany in May 2019 in order to learn how to use online education to share my expertise in quantitative analysis with students and adult learners. I plan to use the knowledge and skills I acquire in the program to help others to develop their own quantitative capabilities.