Professor of Economics
Ph.D. (Economics) Vanderbilt University; M.A. (Economics) University of Missouri-Kansas City; B.A. (Economics) Grinnell College.
Principles of Microeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Law and Economics, Managerial Economics.
Lisa researches in the areas of economic demography, labor economics, and law and economics. One focus of her research is on same-sex couples and the relationship between wages and sexual orientation. She has a recent article forthcoming in the Review of Economics of the Household with Christopher Jepsen entitled "Self-Employment, Earnings, and Sexual Orientation." She is currently studying the relationship between race and earnings in the NFL.
Lisa joined the Department of Economics in 2000 after teaching at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Rockhurst College, and Vanderbilt University. She also worked as a forensic economic consultant. She received the University Book and Supply Outstanding Teaching Award in 2004, the Class of 1943 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2008, and the CBA Faculty Teaching Award in 2010. She is the winner of the Mid-West One UNIque Advising Award (2012-13) and the NACADA Outstanding Advising Award Winner in the Faculty Advising category. She has supervised several undergraduate research projects.
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