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Jennifer Bossard
Jennifer Bossard BS, MA, PHD
Professor and Dean of College of Business
College of Arts and Sciences


Jennifer has been at Doane since 2007.  She serves as Dean of the College of Business, which includes undergraduate and graduate business programs in Crete, Grand Island, Lincoln, Omaha, and online. 
Jennifer’s main area of scholarship is human trafficking, which she began in 2011.  Her research focuses on economic and business aspects of trafficking.  She is currently working on several case studies that can be used to teach students about both economics and human trafficking.  Jennifer serves as Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee for the International Conference on Human Trafficking Research (ICHTR).
Ph.D. (Economics), University of Nebraska, 2011
M.A. (Economics), University of Nebraska, 2004
B.S.B.A. (Economics), University of South Dakota, 2001
Teaching Experience
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)
  • "An Economist's Perspective of Kevin Bales' 'Blood and Earth: Modern Slavery, Ecocide, and the Secret to Saving the World.'" Journal of Modern Slavery. Vol. 4, No. 1 (Summer 2018). 1-13.
  • “Tax Increment Finance in Nebraska: A Review of TIF Use from 1996 - 2011.” Economics & Business Journal: Inquiries & Perspectives. Vol. 8 No. 1 (October 2017). 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.
Presentations (select)
  • "Leadership Positions in Academia: Pursue, Respond, and Empower." Midwest Economic Association. St. Louis, MO. March 2019.
  • “Economics and Human Trafficking: The Impact of Free Markets on Trafficking.” Morality of Capitalism  – Human Trafficking Conference. University of Nebraska – Kearney College of Business and Technology.  2018.
  • “Human Trafficking in the United States: Prevalence and Prevention.” Critical Courageous Conversations Series. Doane University. Crete, NE. 2018.
  • “Slavery, Ecocide, and the Role of Consumers.” Great Plains Economic and Business Conference. Omaha, NE. 2017.
  • “A Case Study Approach to Teaching Students about Economics and Human Trafficking.” Faculty Seminar. Doane University. Crete, NE. 2017.
  • “Public Expenditures in Nebraska: Where Do Our Taxes Go?” Great Plains Economic 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.
  • “Cost of Government in Nebraska.” England-Clark Conference at UNL, Lincoln, NE. 2016.
  • “Bookending within the Classroom: An Alternative to the ‘Traditional’ and the ‘Flipped’ Approaches to Course Design.” Great Plains Economic and Business Conference. Wayne, NE. 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. 2015.
  • “Incorporating the Study of Human Trafficking into Higher Education.”  Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking. Lincoln, NE. 2015.
  • "The Economics of Human Trafficking." Robert Morris University, McGraw-Hill/Irwin Teaching Economics Conference. Moon Township, PA. 2014.
  • "The Effect of Tax Increment Financing on Spillovers and School District Revenue." National Tax Association. New Orleans, LA. 2011.
  • "Fiscal Impact of Tax Increment Finance on School Finance: A Theoretical Model and Evidence from Minnesota." Conference of the American Education Finance Association. Denver, CO. 2008.
Professional Service
  • Co-Chair, Organizing Team, International Conference on Human Trafficking Reserach
  • Board Member, Nebraska Economics and Business Association
  • Volunteer, Junior Achievement

Professional Affiliations

  • American Economic Association (AEA)
  • Nebraska Economic and Business Association (NEBA)
  • Association of Christian Economists (ACE)