Morgan Stockham

Morgan Stockham

Ph.D. Student in Applied Microeconomics

Claremont Graduate University

Biography

I am a PhD Student in Applied Microeconomics at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, CA. I have spent the last year researching prosecutors, and I spent the last two summers as a graduate research assistant at UVA’s Biocomplexity Institute within the Social and Decision Analytics Division doing work that focused on public good. I worked on creating actionable healthcare insights for a rural county in Virginia, researched the use of natural language processing with textual data from World War II, compiled a resource of skills acquired by Army Officers in conjunction with the Army Research Institute, and measured racial equity in park access in Arlington County, Virginia. I am deeply interested in turning my focus on the intersection of divorce and crime. I intend to graduate with my PhD in the spring of 2022.

Interests

  • Econometrics
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Social Network Analysis

Education

  • PhD in Applied Microeconomics, 2022

    Claremont Graduate University

  • MA Economics, 2019

    Claremont Graduate University

  • BA Mathematical Economics, 2019

    Pitzer College

Skills

Statistics, Data Science, and Machine Learning

Natural Language Processing

Social Network Analysis

Regression Techniques

Economics

Microeconomics

Econometrics

Crime and Law Economics

Hobbies

Time-Consuming Recipes

Reading Report to Greco

Baking Bread

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Visiting Lecturer

Pitzer College

Aug 2021 – Present California
I am teaching Sports Economics at Pitzer college as an upper division course for undergraudate students. I am the sole creator of the course and have created a class pedagogy that reflects the knowledge and skills necessary for students to be successful in economics. I am covering topics such as discrimination, firm profit maximization, game theory, and behavioral economics within my course.
 
 
 
 
 

Teaching Assistant

Pitzer College

Jan 2021 – Present California
I waqs a teaching assistant for undergraduate microeconomic theory. I tutored students in class content for two hours every week and graded their homework.
 
 
 
 
 

Graduate Research Assistant

Biocomplexity Institute and Initiative

May 2020 – Aug 2021 Virginia

Data Science for the Public Good program was a program for graduate and undergraduate students at BII. It included training students on ethical data science and completing projects that focused on public good projects. I was a member of the American Solider, Patrick County, ARI3, and Parks in Arlington County Projects, which involved WWII textual data, health insights, veteran skill data, and racial equity of park access, respectively.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage interns and their tasks
  • Lead teams in discussion and organize the direction of the projects
  • Complete advanced analysis in NLP and SNA
  • Create interactive shiny dashboards and websites with analysis, maps, and data visualizations

Websites:

 
 
 
 
 

Graduate Research Assistant

Computational Justice Lab

Jan 2020 – Present California
CJL is a lab that focuses on producing research and insights relating to crime and law economics. My research within the lab has been focused on prosecutor pay, civil cases, and the crux of divorce and crime.
 
 
 
 
 

Research Assistant

Pitzer College

May 2017 – May 2019 California
I worked alongside Professor Menna Bizuneh at Pitzer College on research relating to undergraduate females’ decision to major in economics.
 
 
 
 
 

Head Economics Tutor

Pitzer College

Aug 2016 – May 2019 California

I was in charge of the economics tutoring program and a regular tutor at Pitzer College.

Responsibilities included:

  • Schedule tutors
  • Keep track of demand for tutoring
  • Tutor students in macroeconomics, microeconomics, and econometrics