We welcome a new face to the Economics Department this year, Assistant Professor Ray Miller!
Dr. Miller received his doctorate in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015. From 2007-2010 he worked for the American Institutes for Research, a behavioral and social science research and evaluation organization in Washington DC. Prior to joining the faculty at CSU, Dr. Miller spent three years as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies and Research Fellow in the Program on the Global Demography of Aging at Harvard.
His research investigates the determinants and consequences of health disparities and social inequality. Research interests include the lasting impact of early health disparities, the welfare implications of health insurance, and the inequality of health and economic well-being among the elderly.
When asked about his teaching philosophy Dr. Miller replies, “My goal is to instill knowledge and curiosity within each of my students. This involves not only ensuring that core content is understood, but also creating a genuine passion to extend and connect material to a broader context. I also believe effective teaching often moves beyond instruction of individual courses and into a mentorship role. My mentors, both academic and professional, were instrumental throughout my career. This has led me to understand that teaching outside the classroom is just as important as inside the classroom. I encourage all students to make use of my office hours and email to help clarify concepts covered in class or to seek any other input about economics or academics more broadly.”
Dr. Miller is teaching two sections of ECON 204, Principles of Macroeconomics, this Fall semester.
We are thrilled to have Dr. Miller join our amazing team of faculty members!