Ph.D. (Economics), University of Nebraska, 2011
M.A. (Economics), University of Nebraska, 2004
B.S.B.A. (Economics), University of South Dakota, 2001
Doane University, 2007-present
Moravian College, 2006-2007
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2002-2005
Macroeconomics and Literacy (ECO 203)
Statistics (BUS 215)
Intermediate Microeconomics (ECO 304)
Environmental Economics (ECO 309)
Econometrics (ECO 340)
Human Trafficking (LAR 303)
"The State of Tax Increment Financing in the United States: An Update."
"An Overview of the 'Safe Places' in Nebraska and the United States."
"The Cost of Opperating State and Local Government."
“Teaching Human Trafficking to Business and Economics Students: A Case Study Approach.”
"Human Trafficking in the Supply Chain of Chocolate"
"What is Human Trafficking and Why Should Economics Teach it?"
"Consumers: The Bookends of Slavery and Ecocide - Evidence from 'Blood and Earth' by Kevin Bales" Slavery Today. (under rview)
"Tax Increment Finance in Nebraska: A Review of TIF Use from 1996-2011.” Economics & Business Journal: Inquiries & Perspectives. (forthcoming), co-authored with Mike Korsakas.
“Tax Increment Financing, Spillovers and School District Revenue.” National Tax Association Proceedings. (November 2011), 178-184. co-authored with John E. Anderson.
"The Representation of Women at Public Research Universities: Do Unions Make a Difference?” Industrial and Labor Relations Review. Vol. 63, No. 4 (July 2010), 699-718. co-authored with Ann Mari May and Elizabeth Moorhouse.
“The State of Tax Increment Financing in the United States.” State Tax Notes. Vol. 45. No. 9. (Aug. 27, 2007), 601-604.
"Human Trafficking in Nebraska?" Doane is Love Week. Doane Univeristy. March 2017.
"A Case Study Approach to Teaching Students about Economics and Human Trafficking." Faculty Seminar. Doane University. February 2017.
"Public Expenditures in Nebraska: Where Do Our Taxes Go?" Great Plains Economics and Business Conference. Crete, NE. 2016.
"Which Businesses and Organizations House 'Safe Places' in Nebraska?" co-presented with Hanna Venclauskas. Great Plains Economics and Business Conference. Crete, NE. 2016.
"Where are the 'Safe Places' in Nebraksa?" co-presented with Hanna Venclauskas. Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking.Lincoln, NE. October 2016.
"Cost of Government in Nebraksa." England-Clark Conference at UNL. Lincoln, NE 2016.
“Human Trafficking: The Shocking Reality of Modern-Day Slavery.” Grace United Methodist Church. Crete, NE. October 2015.
“Bookending within the Classroom: An Alternative to the ‘Traditional’ and the ‘Flipped’ Approaches to Course Design.” Great Plains Economics and Business Conference. Wayne, NE. October 2015.
“Human Trafficking Among Native Americans: A Review of the Literature,Organizations, and Other Sources of Information.” co-presented with Delta Wilson. Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking.Lincoln, NE. October 2015.
“The Economics of Human Trafficking.” Robert Morris University, McGraw-Hill/Irwin Teaching Economics Conference. Moon Township, PA. February 2014.
“Human Trafficking in the Supply Chain of Chocolate.” Great Plains Economics and Business Conference.Kearney, NE. October 2014.
“An Overview of TIF in Nebraska.” Great Plains Economics and Business Conference. Omaha, NE.October 2013.
“Teaching Human Trafficking to Business and Economics Students: A Case Study Approach.”Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking. Lincoln, NE. October 2013.
“The Effect of Tax Increment Financing on Spillovers and School District Revenue.” National Tax Association. New Orleans, LA. November 2011.
“Fiscal Impact of Tax Increment Finance on School Finance: A Theoretical Model and Evidence from Minnesota.” The 33rd Annual Conference of the American Education Finance Association. Denver, CO. April 2008. Denver, CO. April 2008.
“Tax Increment Financing: An Overview of the 50 States.” Tax Increment Financing Practice & Policy Symposium. Baltimore, MD. November 2006.
“Tax Increment Finance and School Finance.” Spring Lecture Series. Department of Economics. University of Nebraska. Lincoln, NE. April 2006.
“Tax Increment Finance and School Finance: Does TIF Affect School Districts?” Missouri Valley Economic Association Meeting. Kansas City, MO. October 2005.
“Local Economic Analysis.” co-presented with Eric Thompson and Seth Freudenburg. Nebraska State Data Center Sixteenth Annual Summer Conference. Omaha, NE. August 2005.
“In the Company of Men: Women Faculty and Research Institutions in the U.S.” co-presentedwith Ann Mari May and Elizabeth Moorhouse. Conference
on Feminist Economics. American University. Washington, D.C. June 2005.
“Population Growth along the Missouri River in South Dakota.” National Conference for Undergraduate Research. University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY. 2001.
“Population Growth along the Missouri River in South Dakota.” Idea Fest. University of South Dakota. Vermillion, SD. 2001.
“Incorporating the Study of Human Trafficking into Higher Education.” Interdisciplinary Conference on HumanTrafficking. Lincoln, NE. October 2015.
President, Nebraska Economics and Business Association
Co-Chair, Intrnational Conference on Human Trafficking Reserach
Member, Human Trafficking Conference Planning Team
Member, American Economics Association
Member, Association of Christian Economists
Volunteer, Junior Achievement