Ph.D., Political Science, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE.
Concentrations: Public Policy and American Government.
Dissertation: Is Descriptive Representative in the Political Sphere Necessary for True Parity to Exist?
J.D, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE.
Member of the Nebraska Bar Association since 1996.
B.A, Miami University, Oxford, OH.
Major: Political Science
2010 - Present. Assistant Professor of Business Law and Ethics, Doane College, Crete, Nebraska. Pre-law advisor. Teaching responsibilities include: The Legal Environment of Business, Commercial Law, Regulatory Compliance, Constitutional Law, and Business Ethics. Research interests include gender composition and its effects on corporate boards of directors, the judicial system, and government.
2008-2010, Adjunct Faculty, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE. Course development and teaching included the upper level undergraduate courses Women in Politics and Public Issues in America.
2001-2004, Instructor, Office of Dispute Resolution, Greater Nebraska. Instructed certification classes throughout Nebraska for the Nebraska Supreme Court Office of Dispute Resolution. Courses included Basic Mediation, Family Mediation and Juvenile Mediation.
1998-1999, Instructor, College of St. Mary. Instruction included the creation and teaching of classes in Business Law I and II.
Peer Reviewed Scholarly Publications/Academic Publications
2011 "Averting the Next Financial Crises through Gender Parity on Financial Institutions Boards of Directors." Presented at the Academy of Business Research, November 2011, Las Vegas, NV. Awarded best paper in category.
2009 "Is Substantive Representation Enough? A Quantitative Analysis of Policy Preferences by Gender." Paper presented at the 2009 Midwest Political Science Association National Conference, Chicago, Ill.
2007 "The Effects of Individual Preferences on Small Group Public Policy Decision Making Outcomes." Paper presented at the University of South Dakota Conference on Women and Politics.
-Director, Office of Dispute Resolution, Supreme Court, State of Nebraska, 2000-2004.
-Policy Advisor to the Governor, State of Nebraska, 1999-2000.
-Legal Counsel to the Appropriations Committee, Nebraska State Legislature, 1997-1998.
Grants, Fellowships, Honors
Summer Research Grant, Doane College, 2011
McPhee Graduate Fellowship, UNL, 2004-2007
Reagan Graduate Fellowship, UNL, 2004-2006
Toll Fellow, 2002