Josh Beverly

Josh Beverly

Data Scientist and Adjunct Professor of Economics

Josh Beverly is currently an adjunct professor at Bethel University, where he teaches two sections of Principles of Economics and one section of Personal Finance.

Josh recently finished his Ph.D. in Economics from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Department at Virginia Tech. Josh’s research interests include labor economics, rural and regional economics, time series analysis and applied econometrics.

When free, he enjoys taking his dog for walks, watching movies, learning to play instruments, and working on projects around the house.

Research Interests

Labor Economics

Labor Force Participation and Unemployment

Rural and Regional Economics

Economically Distressed Regions

Time-Series and Applied Econometrics

Vector Auto-regression/Vector Error Correction Dynamic Factor Models/Panel Regression

Technical Skills


Modeling, Visualizations, Dashboards, Websites


Version Control



Bethel University
Adjunct Professor
August 2022 – Present St. Paul, MN

Skills include:

  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Project and Time Management
  • Visualizing, Analyzing, and Modeling Data
  • Conference Presentations
  • Publishable Research
  • Teaching
Data Science for the Public Good
Research Fellow and Project Team Leader
May 2020 – August 2020 Arlington, VA (Virtual)

Skills include:

  • Leadership and Team Management
  • Written and Verbal Communication
  • R Dashboards, Websites
  • Project Reporting and Presentations
  • Policy Recommendations
Virginia Tech
Graduate Research Teaching Assistant
August 2018 – December 2022 Blacksburg, VA

Skills include:

  • Teaching
  • Collecting, Organizing, Visualizing, and Modeling data
  • Interpreting and Presenting Project Results
  • Data Tools: R, Stata, MATLAB, Gauss, Python, and Eviews
  • Other Tools: LaTex, Excel
Shady Spring High School
Mathematics and Computer Science Teacher
August 2014 – June 2018 Shady Spring, WV

Skills include:

  • Leadership and Collaboration
  • Teaching
  • Raleigh County Mathematics Team Member
  • Assistant Director of National Honor Society
  • Math Club Chair
  • Assistant Volleyball Coach


Virginia Tech
Ph.D. in Economics
August 2018 – November 2022 Blacksburg, VA


  • Summa Cum Laude
Concord University
B.S. Comprehensive Mathematics
August 2011 – December 2014 Athens, WV


  • Valedictorian
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Dean’s List
  • Bruce Covey Mathematics Prize
Concord University
B.S. Mathematics Education
August 2011 – December 2014 Athens, WV


  • Valedictorian
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Dean’s List
  • Underwood Smith Scholarship Recipient


The Dynamics of Labor Force Participation: Is All Quiet on the Appalachian Front?
This study examines the dynamic effects of national, regional, and local labor market shocks on labor force participation rates (LFPR) in Appalachia.
Labor Force Participation Rate Comovements in West Virginia Counties
This study investigates county-wide labor force participation rate (LFPR) dynamics in West Virginia.
The Unemployment Invariance Hypothesis in West Virginia: A Tale of Two Indicators
In this study, we use cointegration analysis in the presence of structural breaks to determine whether the Unemployment Invariance Hypothesis exists in West Virginia.

Recent Posts

My Experience in Quarantine
The Potential Impact of COVID-19


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