Ph.D., Univ. of Calif., Santa Barbara
M.A., Univ. of Calif., Santa Barbara
M.A., San Diego State Univ.
B.A., Boston Univ.
Brianna Halladay decided on majoring in Economics as an undergraduate because of the emphasis on real-world applied mathematics. In her senior year at Boston University, she took a Behavioral Economics course and because of her positive experience in this course, her career plans and goals solidified.
Brianna went on to complete a master’s program in economics at San Diego State University and received her PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2017. Through her time as a Teaching Assistant, Brianna found her passion for building student connections in the classroom. Prior to joining the Economics Department at Trinity, Brianna was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Eastern Connecticut State University.
Brianna utilizes her expertise in Experimental Economics to run small classroom experiments that simulate the economic phenomena that students are learning about. She believes hands-on experience is one of the best ways to help students have those “a-ha” moments while learning.