I'm a Professor of Economics at the University of Houston, and (alas) currently also Chair of that department. I've been at UH since 2005, when I received my PhD in Economics from Brown University.
You can find my CV here
You can reach me at dietz dot vollrath at gmail.com
The header picture is from Quechee, Vermont, where we spend a lot of time over the summer. If you've ever been to Houston from June through like October, you do not need to ask why we go.