My teaching experience includes four courses for Georgetown University's Summer School program for which I assumed full responsibility as an instructor as well as two Math Camps given to incoming students in the Master in Economics program, in addition to my teaching assistant responsibilities. I aim to make my classes as interactive as possible and include extensive extra reading material that relates class content to real world examples (for example, interesting historical facts or current policy discussions / news). I have also taken my macro summer students on visits to the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC.

Since the Summer of 2016, I am the quantitative methods advisor at the McCourt School of Public Policy. In that role I oversee two Stata modules for first year master students (Fall and Spring) and support second year master students in the design and execution of their quantitative research thesis.

Below is a summary of my teaching experience including my teaching evaluations and related material.

As Instructor

Fall 2016 to present

Economics / Stata Thesis Advisor, Master in Public Policy, McCourt School of Public Policy

  • Oversight and supervision of first year weekly Stata module content and TAs Syllabus: Fall Spring
  • One-on-one meetings with second year students to discuss research question / data / econometric methodology and implementation in Stata. Students can sign up for meetings at kersten.youcanbook.me 

Summer 2016

2-week Math Camp Master in Economics / Applied Economics Syllabus (no evaluation)

Summer 2015

Introduction to Macroeconomics Econ 002 - 10 Syllabus Final Exam Evaluation: 4.94 / 5, this class included a field trip to the FED Board in Washington, DC.

2-week Math Camp Master in Economics / Applied Economics Syllabus (no evaluation)

Summer 2014

Introduction to Macroeconomics Econ 002 - 10 Syllabus Final Exam Evaluation: 4.60 / 5, this class included a field trip to the FED Board in Washington, DC.

Advanced Macroeconomics Econ 102 - 10 Syllabus Final Exam Evaluation: 5 / 5,  this class included a field trip to the FED Board in Washington, DC.

Introduction to Macroeconomics Econ 002 - 20 Syllabus Final Exam Evaluation: 4.87 / 5

Select Feedback from Students (Instructor)

I loved the Fed trip, it was so enriching to the lecture. I liked the extra readings because with that we can see that what we learn in theory can be applied in real life.

Great teacher and very well prepared.

I enjoy the videos, shared personal experiences, graphs and all fun stuff thrown in this course.

Rarely do you find a class that is interesting, engaging, efficient, productive, fun, and one in which you really really learn a
lot.

As Teaching Assistant

Fall 2012 Econ 122 Introduction to Econometrics Evaluation: 4.92 / 5 ( average all Econ TAs: 4.43 / 5 )

Spring 2013 Econ 465 Money, Banking and Financial Markets Evaluation: 4.76 / 5 ( average all Econ TAs: 4.58 / 5)

Fall 2013 Econ 002 Principles of Macroeconomics Co-Head TA (no evaluation)

Spring 2014 Econ 606 PhD Macroeconomics II Evaluation: 4.8 / 5 ( average all Econ TAs: 4.49 / 5 )

Fall 2015 Econ 465 Money, Banking and Financial Markets (no evaluation)

Spring 2016 Econ 002 Principles of Macroeconomics Head TA (no evaluation) 

 FED Board Visit Summer 2014

FED Board Visit Summer 2014

 FED Board Visit Summer 2015 ( yes, I happen to be wearing the same shirt as in the previous year... I do have more... )

FED Board Visit Summer 2015 ( yes, I happen to be wearing the same shirt as in the previous year... I do have more... )