Profile

Jennifer A. Davidson

Nebraska Bankers Association Faculty Fellow
Nebraska Council on Economic Education President
Assistant Professor of Practice in Economics
Economics
HLH 525 G
P.O. Box 880489
Lincoln, NE 68588-0489
(402) 472-3805
jdavidson2@unl.edu
Jennifer A. Davidson Photo
Education
PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2020

Master's in Education with an Economic Focus, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2010

Bachelor's in Economics, California State University-Bakersfield, 2005
Areas of Expertise
  • Economic Education
Appointments
  • Nebraska Bankers Association Faculty Fellow
  • President, National Association of Economic Educators
  • Vice President, Funding the Future
Vita
Davidson - CV 2019
CliftonStrengths ®
  • Achiever
  • Maximizer
  • Focus
  • Harmony
  • Competition

A dynamic advocate for economic and financial education, Jennifer Davidson is President of the Nebraska Council on Economic Education and an Assistant Professor of Practice in Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Jennifer develops economic and financial literacy programming and curriculum, conducts community outreach, fosters strategic partnerships and is an ambassador for economic education within Nebraska and nationwide.  Jennifer is a dynamic lecturer and presenter.  She is recognized for her activity based teaching style, cutting-edge online mentoring and warm personality.  Ms. Davidson is an in demand speaker who works with businesses, churches, volunteer groups, schools and associations to present economic concepts in new ways that are accessible to both professional and general audiences.

The Nebraska Council on Economic Education is a non-profit organization housed in the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.  The mission of the Council is to act as a catalyst and lead a statewide initiative to advance economic literacy.

 

Nebraska Council on Economic Education

Selected Publications/Articles
  • Longer-term impact and efficacy of Nebraska's elementary grades in-school savings programs. Dissertation. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 2020.
  • Math and the Real World: A High School Curriculum Guide for Teachers, with the National Council for Economic Education, Fall 2014, https://www.econedlink.org/resources/collection/math-in-the-real-world/

  • Elementary Banking: A Guide to Starting a Student Branch in Your Community, with Tammie Fischer and Jamie Wagner, Nebraska Council on Economic Education, 2012, update 2019.

  • Nebraska Entrepreneurs: A Resource Guide for Teachers, 2nd edition, with Tammie Fischer, Nebraska Council on Economic Education, 2010.

  • Nebraska and the World: A Resource Guide for Teachers, 2nd edition, with Mary Lynn Reiser, Tammie Fischer, Nebraska Council on Economic Education/NE Department of Economic Development, 2009.

Working Papers
  • In School Savings Programs-Lasting Effects?, 2019
  • Survey of Nebraska Schools, 2018
Selected Presentations
  • “Stock Market Game and Finance Challenge How To’s” at NDE’s BMIT workshop, Kearney, Nebraska, 10/16/2019
  • “The Fed & Monetary Policy, ” for Omaha Public Schools, Omaha, NE 09/20/2019
  • “Stock Market Game and Finance Challenge How To’s” at NDE’s BMIT workshop, Omaha, Nebraska, 09/13/2019
  • “In School Savings Programs-Lasting Effects?” research presentation at 58th Annual Economic and Financial Literacy Conference, Los Angeles, CA, October 2019
  • “Innovative Programs to Drive Revenue and Impact” at 58th Annual Economic and Financial Literacy Conference, Los Angeles, CA, October 2019
  • National Personal Finance Challenge session facilitator at 58th Annual Economic and Financial Literacy Conference, Los Angeles, CA, October 2019
  • National Economics Challenge session facilitator at 58th Annual Economic and Financial Literacy Conference, Los Angeles, CA, October 2019
  • “Insurance Explaind: Demystifying a Complicated Topic,” at Nebraska Career Education Conference, Kearney, NE, 06/06/2019
  • In School Savings Program panel moderator, at Nebraska Bankers Association annual conference, LaVista, NE, 05/02/2019
  • Financial Literacy Networking Summit, Lincoln, NE, 03/11/2019
  • “Navigating the National Economics Challenge,” national webinar for teachers for Council on Economic Education, 02/26/2019
  • “Math & Economics: Connections for Life,” at Nebraska Association for the Gifted Conference, Omaha, NE, 02/22/2019
  • “Personal Finance You Can Take to the Bank,” budgeting session for UNO Center for Economic Education, Omaha, NE, 01/12/2019
Consulting Work
  • Chair Economics Committee writing team in updating the Nebraska K-12 Social Studies Standards, 2019
  • Participate in LR141 financial literacy interim study of the state of financial literacy in Nebraska, 2019
  • Participate in NE Deptartment of Education Re-Visioning Strategic Planning process, January 16, 2019
  • Consult for Lincoln Public Schools, 2018 economics course revision, textbook selection, and final exam selection, 2018
Grants and Research Awards
  • 2019 secured and administered grants and funding, $250,414
  • 2018 secured and administered grants and funding, $222,333
  • 2017 secured and administered grants and funding, $224,175
  • 2016 secured and administered grants and funding, $211,617
  • 2015 secured and administered grants and funding, $209,977
Undergraduate Courses

Essentials of Economics (ECON 200) - Introduction to economic reasoning and methods. Consumer choice, resources, decision making under constraints, supply, demand, markets, economic welfare analysis, measurement, prices, employment, money and interest rates. Economic policy and limitations are evaluated.

Teaching Interests
  • Economics for Teachers
  • Economic Education
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
Professional Service
  • Present and judge projects at Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference, 2010-2019
  • Testify at State Board of Education re: Nebraska K-12 social studies standards, May 3, 2019
  • Testify at State Board of Education re: Nebraksa high school business standards, December 7, 2018
Significant External Service
  • National Assocation of Economic Educators, President, 2020
  • National Associatino of Economic Educators, President-Elect, 2019
  • Funding the Future, Vice President, 2020
  • Future Business Leaders of America, Advisory Committee, 2014-2020
  • Council for Economic Education, Network Advisory Committee, 2018-2020
Institutional Service
  • Economics Department Undergraduate Committee Member, 2019 - 2022
  • UNL's Academic Standards Committee Member, 2019-2022
  • UNL's Convocations Committee, Chair, 2018
  • UNL's Convocations Committee Member, 2015-2017
Awards
  • Nebraska Council on Economic Education Awarded Council of the Year, 2019
  • UNL's Women Center Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment, 2019
  • Certificate of Recognition to Students, 2015 & 2019
  • Nominated for Excellence in Teaching Award, 2017 & 2018
  • Future Business Leaders of America Nebraska Business Person of the Year, 2017
  • Rising Star Award, 2016
Selected Media Placement
  • KOLN, First at Four television interview, Feeling the Christmas Spending Pressure?, Lincoln, Nebraska, December 17, 2019
  • NET Nebraska Public Radio Interview, Nebraska Schools Tackle Financial Literacy, December 3, 2019
  • KOLN, First at Four television interview, Lincoln, Nebraska, November 27, 2019
  • KOLN, First at Four television interview, Lincoln, Nebraska, May 20, 2019
  • KOLN, First at Four television interview, Lincoln, Nebraska, April 29, 2019
  • KOLN, First at Four television interview, Lincoln, Nebraska, April 15, 2019
  • KOLN, Holiday budgeting and spending interview at Hawks Hall, Lincoln, Nebraska, December 19, 2018
  • KOLN, First at Four television interview, Lincoln, Nebraska, December 17, 2018
  • KOLN, First at Four television interview, Lincoln, Nebraska, November 19, 2018