Erik T. Huntsinger

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Economics Faculty
Primary Department:
Manages: Social & Behavioral Sciences
 Phone: 623.935.8137
 Location: MON 112C
Office Hours Additional Information 
Office located in MON158


Ed.D. in Community College Leadership; M.S. in Economics, Graduate Certificate in Statistics; B.S. in Economics, B.S. in Psychology
Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI; Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ


I've been a full time economics instructor at EMCC since 2006, teaching both Microeconomic Principles (ECN212) and Macroeconomic Principles (ECN211).  I also teach Teaching and Learning in the Community College (EDU250) to new faculty members. I started my tenure as the faculty director for EMCC's Center for Teaching and Learning in July 2017 and enjoy helping faculty and staff attain all of their professional development needs.

I moved to Arizona from California when I was 10 years old.  I attended Mountain Pointe High School and enrolled as an honors student at Arizona State University, where I initially studied psychology because of my interest in human behavior.  This later led me to economics, which was the pivot in my journey leading me to my faculty position today.  To better serve my college and its students, I completed a doctorate in education in Community College Leadership from Ferris State University in 2015.  

My interests include hiking, yoga, weight training, reading a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction books, cooking, watching classic and new movies, camping, national and international travel, and running my little dog Lucy. 

I've been happily married to my amazing wife Lysistrata since 2012. We have two sons, Paul (born 2016) and Arden (born 2020) who keep us busy and happy.

Academic Interests 
Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability; Behavioral Economics
College Service 
2017-Present, Faculty Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
2018-2020, Faculty Senate President Elect/ Faculty Senate President
2015-2019, Member, Persistence and Completion Academy
2008-2014, Co-Chair, Student Academic Achievement Committee (SAAC)
2008-2013, Co-Chair, EMCC Sustainability Team
District Service 
2021-Present: Chair, Education & Training Subcommittee, Committee on Academic Freedom
2020-Present; Member, Committee on Academic Freedom
2016-Present, Chair, Economics (ECN) Instructional Council
Awards and Recognitions 

2020, Innovation of the Year, Skills Credentialing Program, EMCC

2014, Leadership Excellence, Student Academic Achievement Committee Coordinator, EMCC

2012, Innovation of the Year, The Comprehensive Assessment Tracking System (CATS), EMCC

Classes Current Teaching
Name Title Term Days Times/Dates
ECN212 View class details for Microeconomic Principles (ECN212)Microeconomic Principles SUM21 JUN 1 - JUL 1
ECN212 View class details for Microeconomic Principles (ECN212)Microeconomic Principles FAL21 AUG 23 - OCT 15
ECN212 View class details for Microeconomic Principles (ECN212)Microeconomic Principles FAL21 OCT 25 - DEC 17
EDU250 View class details for Teaching and Learning in the Community College (EDU250)Teaching and Learning in the Community College FAL21 AUG 23 - OCT 15