Alexander McQuoid '98
Hometown: Severna Park, MD
After graduating from Severn, Alexander attended Georgetown University. He went on to earn a master’s degree in philosophy and economics at the London School of Economics before attending Harvard Divinity School, where he earned his master’s in theological studies. Deciding to focus on a career in economics, he received his Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University in 2012. After working as an assistant professor at Florida International University for 2 years, he moved back home to Annapolis to take a position at the United States Naval Academy in the economics department. His research focuses on causal identification in policy relevant topics, such as gun ownership, police militarization, globalization, immigration, and education. Alexander teaches a variety of classes in economics and has a passion for mentoring student research projects. He was recently tenured and looks forward to continuing his career teaching and mentoring midshipmen. His interest in economics was first aroused as a senior at Severn, when he participated in the Fed Challenge competition, with the Severn team making it to the national finals.