A Kearney native and 2008 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Ph.D. graduate, Dority joined the UNK Economics Department in 2010 after working for economic and financial consulting firm Analysis Group in Denver.
Dority actively mentors undergraduate research and has a strong record as a collaborative researcher and effective instructor, said Dean Tim Burkink. As a consultant she is engaged in applied research, including economic impact studies. Her research specializes in applied econometrics, public policy analysis and economics of obesity.
In the classroom, Dority teaches Contemporary Economic Issues, Principles of Economics-Microeconomics, Research Methods in Economics and Business, Money and Banking and Business Statistics.
“She is an outstanding faculty member in all areas – teaching, research and service. Bree has a strong work ethic and impressive analytical skills,” said Burkink. “Those of us who have worked with Bree know that she is someone who is able to get things done. Her strengths will be an excellent complement to the CBT leadership team.”
Dority replaces Susan Jensen, who is returning to the classroom after seven years as associate dean.
Jensen will teach a variety of classes, including the Master of Business Administration Leadership and Organizational Behavior class, an undergraduate Organizational Behavior Seminar and a new Creativity and Innovation class that will be offered in the fall. This class supports the entrepreneurship minor and is a management elective.
“We are grateful to Dr. Susan Jensen for her seven years of service as associate dean. She has played pivotal roles in faculty development, curriculum management and strategic planning,” said Burkink. “In addition, she has provided valued support for two successful maintenance of AACSB Accreditation reviews during her tenure.”