John “Thad” Jackson
University of Minnesota Crookston
120 Dowell Hall and Annex
2900 University Ave
Crookston, MN, 56716
Office: 110-J Sahlstrom Conference Center
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.
Society of the Invisible Hand Economics Club, Arkansas State University
Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society, Adviser, Arkansas State University
Phi Beta Lambda, Chapter Adviser, Arkansas State University
Great Books Reading Club, Chapter Adviser, Arkansas State University
Research aimed solely at improving teaching methods and student excellence and retention. I focus on incorporating research of my current & former students' characteristics and outcomes into current teaching approaches and methods. (Example: see this abstract.)
Developing undergraduate research projects and mentoring student development outside the classroom. "We are what they grow beyond."
History of Economic Thought
Principles of Macroeconomics
Economic Issues and Concepts
Principles of Microeconomics
Capitalism and Free Enterprise
Intermediate Corporate Finance
Capitalism for Idealists
Faculty Development Committee, College of Business
Faculty Group for Chancellor’s Commission on Completion
Faculty Service Award, Disability Services, Arkansas State University
University of Alabama
Augusta State University
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.