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Jennifer Bossard
Jennifer Bossard BS, MA, PHD
Dean of the College of Business
Academic Affairs Office
College of Arts and Sciences


Dr. Jennifer Bossard started at Doane in 2007 as Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics.  She was promoted to Professor of Economics in 2019 and currently serves as Dean of the College of Business.  She works closely with faculty and staff to offer exceptional educational programs to undergraduate and graduate students in Crete, Lincoln, Omaha, and online.  She is an Executive Board Member for the Nebraska Economics and Business Association (NEBA) and she also serves as Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee for the International Conference on Human Trafficking Research (ICHTR).  In the classroom, her main area of teaching is economics and her main area of scholarship is human trafficking.  
Ph.D. (Economics), University of Nebraska, 2011
M.A. (Economics), University of Nebraska, 2004
B.S.B.A. (Economics), University of South Dakota, 2001
Administrative Experience
Dean, College of Business, Doane University, 2019-present
Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Doane University, 2017-2018
Chair, Economics and Business Division, Doane University, 2015-2017
Teaching Experience
Doane University, 2007-2019
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 Research (ICHTR)
  • Co-founder, International Conference on Human Trafficking Reserach (ICHTR)
  • Executive Board Member, Nebraska Economics and Business Association
  • Volunteer, Junior Achievement
  • Member, Rotary Club #14

Professional Affiliations

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