Educator, Author, and Researcher

Jadrian is an award-winning educator and researcher. He is currently an Associate Teaching Professor at The Pennsylvania State University within the Department of Economics and is the author of Parks and Recreation and Economics.


His research focuses on teaching pedagogy as well as sports and other labor-related issues. He is deeply involved in developing teaching resources for university and high school economics instructors and is most well known for his work on the integration of media into the economics curriculum. 

Academic Appointments

The Pennsylvania State University

Department of Economics

Associate Teaching Professor of Economics (2019–Present)

Assistant Teaching Professor of Economics (20182019)

Lecturer of Economics (20142018)

Washington State University

Department of Educational Leadership & Counseling Psychology

Adjunct Instructor (20132015)

School of Economic Sciences

Graduate Instructor (2012–2014)


PhD in Economics (2014)

Washington State University

Fields: Industrial Organization and Environmental & Natural Resources

Master of Business Administration (2010)

Sam Houston State University

Emphasis: Economics and Management

Bachelor of Business Administration (2009)

Sam Houston State University

Majors: Economics and Management

Minors: Entrepreneurship


I'm available for speaking events at your school or organization.



I enjoy visiting professional & college stadiums around the US.


My goal is to read at least 52 books every year. Add me on Goodreads!


I love to travel and am always looking for more places to visit.

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