Shawn Kaskie

Coordinator of External Funding

Office: WSTC 125E   |    Phone: (308) 865-8135   |    Email:

Shawn Kaskie


Published Intellectual Contributions
Master’s Thesis 2004: A Regional Economic Development Plan for Northwestern Illinois (Published by WIU)
Refereed Journal Articles
The Challenges Facing Rural Grocery Retailers. by Tim Burkink and Shawn Kaskie. Published in Peoples of the Plains: An Atlas of Great Plains Culture & History. November 2013. Kearney, NE
Presentations Given
Several: One or more to audiences listed under Department & University Service
Rural Nebraska Small Business Needs Study: May 2012 – under contract with Nebraska Business Development Center (Kearney office)
Conference Proceedings
Proceedings of the May 2012 & Nov. 2013 Rural Futures Conference.  Lincoln, NE.


Department Service
Member and Education Committee Volunteer, Nebraska Economic Developers Association (NEDA)
Committee Member, Rural Futures Institute Inaugural Committee
Principle Investigator, Rural Sourcing, University of Nebraska Rural Future Institute (2013-Present)
Other Departmental Service Activities, Gallup Entrepreneurship Acceleration System-EAS (2011-2012)
Other Departmental Service Activities, Rapid Prototyping Machine
Other Departmental Service Activities, (Biz Kidz) Middle School Entrepreneurship Camp, (2013-Present)
University Service
Other Institutional Service Activities, Alumni/Student Entrepreneurships Roundtable (2010-Present)
Other Institutional Service Activities, Business Idea Contest (2011-Present)
Other Institutional Service Activities, Business Plan Competition (2012-2013)
Other Institutional Service Activities, Baldwin Speaker Series (2009-2012)
Advisor, UNK Enactus, formerly known as SIFE (2009-Present)
American Democracy Project, UNK Planning Committee Member
Poker Walk/UNK Staff Senate   Check-in Station Volunteer
Transportation Coordinator, UNK James E. Smith Conference on World Affairs Committee
Mentor, UNK Mentor Advantage Program (formerly ASSIST)
Member, Leadership UNK (2008-2009)


Professional Service
Member, Central Nebraska Development Network
Public Service
Community Needs Assessments, Over 17 Communities in Nebraska (2011 – Present)
Volunteer Member, Small Business Committee, Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce  
Committee Member, The Lemonade Stand/Main Street Kearney            (2011 - Present)
Committee Member, UNET/University of Nebraska      
Committee Member, Connecting Young Nebraskans    
Member, Kearney Noon Rotary
Business Activities, Entrepreneurial Experience, Kearney Nebraska. (2009 - Present).
BR&E Consultant, Certified by Business Retention & Expansion International