Austin was awesome.

Intro to Macro

Fall 2011

Austin was a fantastic GSI ... [he] constantly went out of his way to help all of his students, and he was a very knowledgable GSI.

Intro to Macro

Fall 2011

Austin really knows his economics. Always described everything very clearly and broke concepts down so everyone could understand them. Great GSI!

Intro to Micro

Fall 2012

Austin not only had a firm handle on the course material, but he made the discussion sections more entertaining and engaging for the students. I think his teaching style was good for getting the information you needed (i.e. review lectures, practice problems) while also leaving room for any student questions.

Intro to Micro

Winter 2013

The instructor was very knowledgable about the subject matter and explained everything thoroughly. There was an opportunity to have any questions answered from lecture. Going to discussion greatly helped me learn the material.

Intro to Micro

Winter 2014

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The quality of the instruction was very high.

Intro to Macro

Fall 2011

Austin Davis was a fantastic teacher and without him I could have not succeeded nearly as much as I have all semester.

Intro to Macro

Winter 2012

My GSI, Austin Davis, was extremely helpful this semester. He was very patient with all the questions that I had, was always prepared for class and office hours, and was very approachable and kind. He's the best! 

Intro to Micro

Fall 2012

Austin Davis was an extremely knowledgeable GSI in this course. I greatly appreciate his help o[n] my success in the class. Not only did he master the principles of Econ101, he was able to make his students smarter.

Intro to Micro

Fall 2013

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What My Students Say

I have taught a variety of courses to a variety of audiences.  I began my teaching career as the primary instructor for a course on statistical software.  I went on to serve as a teaching assistant or head teaching assistant for courses on statistical software, program evaulation, introductory microeconomics, and introductory macroeconomics.  Please see my CV for full details.  Additionally, I am comfortable teaching development or environmental economics at any level.

Click here to read my teaching statement, which discusses my teaching philosophy, experience, and performance.

Feedback from students is important.  In optional, online evaluations of their instructors, Michigan students respond to a variety of prompts on a 5-point scale where a 1 indicates "Strongly disagree" and a 5 indicates "Strongly agree." Asked if "[o]verall, [I] was an excellent instructor," I got somewhere between 4.6 and 4.8 from the vast majority of my classes.  Click on the links below for the complete evaluations.

Intro to macro: Fall 2011, Winter 2012.

Intro to micro: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Fall 2013, Winter 2014.

All semesters in one document.