John “Thad” Jackson

Business Department
University of Minnesota Crookston
120 Dowell Hall and Annex
2900 University Ave
Crookston, MN, 56716 

  • Office: 110-J Sahlstrom Conference Center

  • Email: jjthad@gmail.com

  • Phone: (770) 280-7952

Eleven years experience as finance & economics instructor. Two-year appointment as faculty-in-residence University of Alabama, advisor to Phi Beta Lambda, Economics Club, & Harvard Case Study Team, mentor to students from all walks of life, and instructor of classes frequented by drop-ins. STATA, EViews, SPSS proficiency, data analysis, and experiment design skills employed to research student success & teaching effectiveness and mentor undergraduate research projects. Teaching philosophy informed by Aristotle, Gilbert Highet, Kenneth Eble, and Generals David Petraeus & Stanley McChrystal. Previous experience: Team leader, 75th Ranger Regiment, United States Army Special Operations Command.

INTERESTS

COURSES

  • History of Economic Thought

  • Principles of Macroeconomics

  • Economic Issues and Concepts

  • Principles of Microeconomics

  • Ethics

  • Asset Management

  • Capitalism and Free Enterprise

  • Business Finance

  • Intermediate Corporate Finance

  • Capitalism for Idealists

  • Personal Finance

  • Financial Analysis

SERVICE/HONORS

  • Faculty Development Committee, College of Business

  • Faculty Group for Chancellor’s Commission on Completion

  • Faculty Service Award, Disability Services, Arkansas State University

EDUCATION

  • University of Alabama

  • Augusta State University


Download my C.V., evidence of teaching effectiveness, working papersstudent evaluations, and a third-party observer’s report on my teaching effectiveness.

Letter of Recommendation by Patricia Robertson

Letter of Recommendation by Jim Washam

Letter of Recommendation by David Kern

RESEARCH (Abstracts available at SSRN)

  • "Incentive-Enhancing Preferences in Higher Education: Motivation, Personality, and Learning" (2018).

  • "Priming Performance of Economics Students: Even More Evidence" (2016).

  • "The Effect of the Minimum Wage on Shareholder Wealth Revisited," (2016).

  • “Small-Scale Crises’ Impact on Price Discovery and Volatility Transmission Across Financial Markets: Evidence from Terror Attacks, Assassinations, North-Korean Saber-Rattling, and Natural Disasters,”  (2016).

  • “An Empirical Analysis of Real Estate Lending and Bank Failures: 1863-2012,” with Ben Woodruff (2015). 

  • “African Coffee Market Efficiency and International Hedging Viability: Evidence from Uganda," with Ben Woodruff (2015). 

  • “Priming Performance in the Classroom: Thinking of Nick Saban Can Make Students Smarter" (2013).

PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS

  • 2019 "Incentive-Enhancing Preferences in Higher Education: Motivation, Personality, and Learning," American Economic Association

  • 2018 "Intelligence, Hearts & Minds, and Harmony: Applying the Principles of Special Warfare in the College Classroom," National Conference on Teaching and Research on Economic Education, May 31

  • 2017 “Introducing CORE: A New Paradigm in Economics and Instruction,” St. Louis Federal Reserve Professors Conference, November 2-3

  • 2017 CORE USA WORKSHOP, "Macroeconomics and Finance" and "Economic History and the History of Ideas" Working Groups, August 16-19

  • 2017 “Priming Student Performance in the Classroom: Yet More Evidence,” Southwestern Social Science Association, April 14

  • 2017 “The Effect of the Minimum Wage on Shareholder Wealth Revisited,” Southwestern Social Science Association, April 14

  • 2017 “Priming Student Performance in the Classroom: Yet More Evidence,” Southwestern Society of Economists, March

  • 2017 “The Effect of the Minimum Wage on Shareholder Wealth Revisited,” Southwestern Society of Economists, March 9

  • 2016 “Priming Performance in the Classroom Environment,” 21st Annual University of Kentucky Economics Teaching Workshop, April 2.

  • 2015 “Learning Economics in the 21st Century,” 16th Annual Conference of the Academy of Business Education, September 24-26.

  • 2015 “Flipping the Finance Course: A Case Study,” 16th Annual Conference of the Academy of Business Education, September 24-26.

  • 2014 “Nick Saban Makes You Smarter: Priming Effects in the Classroom,” 15th Annual Conference of the Academy of Business Education, September 18-20.