Philosophy of Teaching


Great classrooms are lively classrooms - safe, engaging places where student and professor work together to explore enduring questions of the human experience.  We infuse this space with passion, expertise, and curiosity, opening doors to new problems and tools, and guiding students in developing critical acumen through inquiry, coaching, and encouragement. 

The key to producing vibrant learning environments is a synergy of energy, curiosity, and technical expertise. When professors love their field, are fascinated by its intricacies, and excited by the potential of collective study to change the world, our passion infuses the discussion. Combined with diligently constructed learning tools, our passion supports a rich learning experience, and - in the service of collective learning - we aspire to make lasting contributions to knowledge and the enrichment of the human family.  

Courses in Sustainability and Strategy


PPD 361: Sustainable Communities: Policy and Planning @ USC Sol Price School, Spring, 2017

The theoretical portions of our class focus on principles of urban planning and policy design in the context of a national and global movement to place communities across scales on a more sustainable path that balances the needs of economic development, natural resource protection, and support for a healthy, just, and democratic society. 

Our case analysis and group projects leverage insights from a rich in-class speaker series to develop policy innovations for the City of Los Angeles Mayor's Office to address challenges of water scarcity, air pollution, and waste management in pursuit of the 2020 Sustainability Goals of the Los Angeles pLAn.

Strategic Management and Organizational Learning  @ Ragamangala University, Fall, 2012

Our course covers key concepts of corporate strategy, product marketing, portfolio theory, business cycle analysis, principles of leadership, organizational learning, and contract negotiation; ยท 

Via bi-weekly workshops and teambuilding exercises, we develop additional interpersonal, problem solving skills, and ground theoretical ideas in practical application.

Cost-Benefit Analyses of Climate Interventions, Invited Lecture

Workshop or two-class lecture, adaptable to policy or management departments, covers applied welfare analysis of alternative climate policies to assess pareto-improving interventions based on various estimates of the social cost of carbon alongside both positive and negative discount rates.