Brian Deutsch, M.Ed.
- Program Manager
I provide administrative support to the MQE program, the Behavioral Economic Design Initiative (BED), and other projects in the Department of Economics. I am also closely involved with supporting our graduate students from the application process through graduation, and beyond. I have worked at the University of Pittsburgh since 2011, and have been in the Department of Economics since 2016. I earned a Master of Education degree from Pitt in 2020, focusing on ESL/EFL composition and international student acculturation. Throughout my time at Pitt I have been committed to student success, responsiveness, and administrative excellence. In addition to my work at Pitt I am the Coordinator for Membership Services for the Association for Comparative Economic Studies (ACES). Prior to coming to Pitt I lived and worked in South Korea from 2005 to 2010, and I maintain a keen interest in international education and international student success.
Here is a collection of links to useful and relevant resources for graduate students in our programs. Many, if not all, are free to the Pitt student community. Please feel free to email or visit if you have any questions or concerns.
Academic Resources at Pitt
- Hillman Library workshops - free workshops and tutorials on software, research tools, ETDs, and more
- Oral Comm Lab - Department of Communication center that provides free individual and small-group instruction on topics including public speaking, working in groups, argument and deliberation, and audience analysis
- Center for Communication - through the University Center for Teaching and Learning, offering workshops on presentations, posters, writing, and more.
- Software Download Service - numerous titles---including ArcGIS, AutoCAD, EndNote, MATLAB, and Office---available to students for free download
- Student Support Services and SSS events
- University Center for Teaching and Learning - free workshops and events for current and prospective instructors, as well as an Excellence in Pedagogy badge
- Writing Center - free individualized tutoring and weekly writing workshops
Resources for International Students and Families
- Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - lots of free programming---including language classes, book groups, baby and kid playgroups, movie screenings, and yoga classes---useful to everyone, and international students with families may find these especially helpful in getting out of the house and meeting people
- English Language Institute - a variety of English courses available, including full-time study to accomodate F-1 students and part-time options for dependents
- Global Ties (undergraduates only)
- Office of International Services
- Writing Center and International Café series
Resources for Well-being
- Campus Recreation - information about fitness centers and classes available to students for free
- Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - countles free books, materials, events, and workshops at numerous locations around Pittsburgh (including Oakland, Squirrel Hill, and East Liberty)
- Counseling Center at Pitt - free individual and group counseling sessions, among other free resources
- Student Health Service - free to students whose funded positions provide the Wellness Fee
- Therapy Dog Tuesdays - meet and mingle with therapy dogs in the Cathedral of Learning each Tuesday evening