Between 2017 and 2021, I had the opportunity to teach economics to more than 1,300 undergraduate students at the University of Tennessee, either as a Graduate Teaching Assistant or Primary Instructor.
ECON 313: Intermediate Macroeconomics, Fall 2021 [syllabus]
Overall instructor rating = 4.7 / 5.0
"Mr. Beem is one of the best teachers in the HCB."
"Professor Beem established a connection between conceptual topics and real-world macroeconomic events."
"Professor Beem was easily the best economics professor I've ever had."
"He asked about how he could make the course better, we gave him our input, and he changed the course and added new material that would help us."
"He genuinely cares for the well-being of his students."
"More than a really nice guy, what separates him from the rest is his extraordinary ability to communicate and breakdown complicated topics, eliminating the intimidation of an intermediate-level course."
ECON 213: Principles of Macroeconomics, Summer 2020 [syllabus]
Overall instructor rating = 4.8 / 5.0
"Mr. Beem did an incredible job making sure that I had all of the resources and time needed to get my work done."
"His teaching style was very energetic and he used lots of outside resources to help the overall understanding of the material."
"Very effective teaching style. He always asked for feedback from students and adjusted his teaching according to our thoughts."
"Great teacher! He really wanted us to do well in the class and was very quick in responding to emails."
"Rich Beem was a great professor and truly understood everything he taught us."
"Professor Beem was very accessible and made it clear to me that he wanted me to succeed. He would set up times for video calls to make sure I understood course content and made adjustments with my schedule."
Graduate Teaching Assistant
ECON 213: Principles of Macroeconomics, Spring 2019
ECON 211: Principles of Microeconomics, Fall 2018
ECON 201: Principles of Economics, Spring 2018
ECON 305: Markets, Ethics, and Capitalism, Fall 2017