Management

Susan Jensen

Susan Jensen

Associate Dean & Professor
Management
West Center, 140C
(308) 865-8189
jensensm1@unk.edu

PhD, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2003.
Major: Organizational Behavior
Dissertation Title: Entrepreneurs as Leaders: Impact of Psychological Capital and Perceptions of Authenticity on Venture Performance

MBA, Washington University, 1991.

BS, University of Kansas, 1985.
Major: Business Administration/Finance

Professional Positions

Academic - Post-Secondary

Associate Dean, College of Business & Technology, University of Nebraska at Kearney. (August 2009 - Present).
Associate Professor, University of Nebraska at Kearney. (2008 - Present).
Instructor, University of Nebraska at Lincoln. (2000 - 2002).
Adjunct, University of Nebraska at Kearney. (1994 - 2002).

Professional/Managerial

Director of Nebraska Business Development Center, University of Nebraska at Kearney. (1996 - 2000).
Consultant, L.J. Hart & Company. (1995 - 1998).
Assistant Director, Nebraska Business Development Center. (1994 - 1996).
Associate, L.J. Hart & Company. (1991 - 1993).
Associate National Bank Examiner, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. (1985 - 1989).

Professional Memberships

Academy of Management. (2003 - 2009).
Midwest Academy of Management. (2003 - 2009).
Service Corps of Retired Executives (volunteer consultant). (1994 - 2009).
Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary Society. (1985 - 2009).

Development Activities Attended

Workshop, "Going Hybrid: Latest Strategies in Developing Blended Courses," UNK eCampus. (June 3, 2014).
Workshop, "Diversity Workshop - Dr. Maura Cullen," RHA, TSLC, Res Life & LoperNites, Kearney, NE. (March 13, 2014).
Seminar, Webinar: From Flipped Classroom to Dual Enrollment, virtual (webinar), Virtual. (2013).
Conference Attendance, "Critical Thinking Mini-Conference," UNK Center for Teaching Excellence & General Studies, Kearney, NE. (November 13, 2013).
Seminar, "Student Learning Outcomes: Seismic Shift Beyond Accreditation Support to Multiple Stakeholder Accountability," Educational Testing Service. (October 16, 2013).
Conference Attendance, "Annual Accreditation Conference," AACSB, St. Louis, MO. (September 22, 2013 - September 24, 2013).
Seminar, "Ethics Game Webinar," Ethics Game, Kearney, NE. (March 27, 2013).
Conference Attendance, "Applied Assessment Seminar," AACSB, Phoenix, AZ. (March 16, 2013 - March 18, 2013).
Conference Attendance, "Curriculum Development: Leadership," AACSB, Chapel Hill, NC. (January 13, 2013 - January 15, 2013).
Conference Attendance, National Mountain Plains Management Conference, Kearney, Nebraska. (2012).
Conference Attendance, Understanding Veteran Students in the Classroom, Kearney, Nebraska. (2012).
Conference Attendance, UNK Center for Teaching Excellence, Kearney, Nebraska. (2012).
Assurance of Learning - Professional Development, AACSB Assessment Seminar, Houston, Texas. (2012).
Other Professional Development, Advising Workshop, Kearney, Nebraska. (2012).
Other Professional Development, CBT Faculty Retreat, Kearney, Nebraska. (2012).
Other Professional Development, CBT Research Seminars, Kearney, Nebraska. (2012).
Other Professional Development, Grow Your Own Conference (sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of KC), Kearney, Nebraska. (2012).
Conference Attendance, Blended Learning - Why it Scares Instructors, Kearney, Nebraska. (2011).
Conference Attendance, CBT Research Seminars, Kearney, Nebraska. (2011).
Conference Attendance, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska. (2011).
Conference Attendance, Wimba-Web Conferencing Software Workshop, Kearney, Nebraska. (2011).
Other Professional Development, AACSB, New York, New York. (2011).
Other Professional Development, UNK Developmental Advising Workshop, Kearney, Nebraska. (2011).
Tutorial, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska. (2011).
Conference Attendance, Advising Workshop, Kearney, Nebraska. (2010).
Conference Attendance, BlackBoard 9 Training, Kearney, Nebraska. (2010).
Conference Attendance, National Mountain Plains Management Conference, Layton/Ogden, Utah. (2010).
Conference Attendance, Nebraska Economics and Business Association Annual Conference, Kearney, Nebraska. (2010).
Conference Attendance, UNK Center for Teaching Excellence, Kearney, Nebraska. (2010).
Other Professional Development, CBT Open Classroom Days, Kearney, Nebraska. (2010).
Other Professional Development, People Soft Training, Kearney, Nebraska. (2010).
Other Professional Development, Strengths-Based Leadership, Kearney, Nebraska. (2010).
Conference Attendance, Qualtrics Training, Kearney, Nebraska. (2009).
Seminar, AASCU Sino-American Dual Degree Program Worker Bee Meeting, Washington, District of Columbia. (2009).

Teaching Experience

University of Nebraska at Kearney

MGT 301, Principles of Management, 5 courses.
MGT 301H, Principles of Management, 1 course.
MGT 401, Small Business Mgt, 3 courses.
MGT 401H, Small Business Mgt, 1 course.
MGT 409, Ldrshp: Skills Applicatn Rsrch, 5 courses.
MGT 409H, Leadership: Skills Application RSR - Honors, 1 course.
MGT 490, Seminar in Org Behavior, 8 courses.
MGT 490H, Seminar in Org Behavior, 3 courses.
MGT 495, Administrative Strategy & Policy, 2 courses.
MGT 809P, Ldrshp: Skills Applicatn Rsrch, 3 courses.
MGT 890, Ldrship & Organizational Behav, 5 courses.

Directed Student Learning

Dissertation Committee Member, Management. (2013).
Advised: Kristi Bockorny
Independent Study. (2009).

Published Intellectual Contributions

Conference Proceedings

Luthans, B. C., Luthans, K. W., Jensen, S. M. (2011). Academic Success of Business School Students: The Relationship Between PsyCap and GPA. Western Decision Sciences Institute Meeting.

Refereed Journal Articles

Leung, A., Luthans, K. W., Jensen, S. M., Xu, H. (2013). Industry Peer Network (IPNs): Constructive Collaboration for Effective Marketing and Management Practices. Journal of Business & Management, 19(2), 51-65.
Jensen, S. M., Dogan, R. (2013). Out of Africa: Somali Immigrants bring entrepreneurial spirit to the plans. To appear in Just Plains Folks: Studies of the Peoples of the Great Plains.
Jensen, S. M., Seshadri, S., Carstenson, L. G. (2012). Barista's Battle Scars. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 37(1).
Jensen, S. M. (2012). Psychological capital: Key to understanding entrepreneurial stress? Economics & Business Journal: Inquiries & Perspectives, 4.
Luthans, B. C., Luthans, K. W., Jensen, S. M. (2012). The Impact of Business School Students' Psychological Capital on Academic Performance. Journal of Education for Business, 87, 253-259.
Avey, J. M., Luthans, F., Jensen, S. M. (2009). Psychological Capital: A Positive Resource for Combating Employee Stress and Turnover. Human Resource Management, 48(5), 677-693.

Presentations Given

Jensen, S. M. (Author & Presenter), Sands, S. (Author & Presenter), Kocsis, D. (Author & Presenter), Reiter-Palmon, R. (Author & Presenter), Ligon, G. (Author), Harland, L. (Author). Rural Futures Institute, "Using case-based learning for leadership development in rural communities," Lincoln, NE. (November 2013).
Leung, A., Xu, H., Luthans, K. W., Jensen, S. M., "Learning and Growing with Peers: The Case of Entrepreneurs' Industry Peer Networks," Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Fort Worth, Texas. (2012).
Jensen, S. M., Dogan, R., "Out of Africa: Somali Immigrants Bring Entrepreneurial Spirit to Lexington," Mountain Plains Management Conference, Kearney, Nebraska. (2012).
Jensen, S. M., "Provided a presentation -- Looking & Leading Like a Professional -- to the Leadership Kearney group on Dec 14, 2011," Leadership Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska. (December 2011).
Leung, A., Luthans, K., Jensen, S., Burkink, T., "Benefits of Industry Peer Networks: Knowledge Transfer and Financial Performance," Midwest Academy of Management Conference, Omaha, Nebraska. (2011).
Carstenson, L., Jensen, S. M., Seshadri, S., "Learning Outcomes in a Mock-Jury Trial," National Mountain Plains Management Conference, Ogden, Utah. (2010).
Jensen, S. M., Seshadri, S., Carstenson, L., "Mock Juries: Potential tool for assessing critical thinking in Assurance of Learning (AoL) programs," Nebraska Economics and Business Association, Kearney, Nebraska. (2010).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant

Reiter-Palmon, R., Harland, L., Jensen, S. M., de Vreede, G., Derrick, D., "Using Crowdlearning for Leadership Development in Rural Communities," Sponsored by Rural Futures Institute, University of Nebraska at Kearney, $150,000.00. (January 2013 - Present).
Luthans, K. W., Jensen, S. M., "Kelly Funds," Sponsored by University of Nebraska Foundation, University of Nebraska at Kearney, $8,000.00. (2011 - 2012).

Awards and Honors

CBT Outstanding Research - Tenured Faculty, College of B&T. (August 2013).

Department Service

Committee Member, Promotion & Tenure Committees. (November 2013 - Present).
Committee Member, Promotion/Tenure Committee. (2010).
Other Institutional Service Activities, Invited judge - BMKT430 poster presentations. (2009).
Committee Member, Search Committee - Management Department. (2009).

College Service

Committee Chair, CBT-BD Assurance Of Learning Committee. (September 1, 2010 - Present).
Committee Member, CBT Graduate Program/MBA Committee. (September 1, 2006 - Present).
Guest Speaker. (February 12, 2014).
Committee Chair, CBT Career Center Director Search Committee. (May 2013 - July 2013).
Committee Member, Entrepreneur in Residence Search Committee. (May 2013 - June 2013).
Assurance of Learning - Institutional Service, SubCommittee -- MBA AoL. (August 2012 - May 2013).
Committee Member, National Mountain Plains Management Conference 2012: CBT Committee. (September 1, 2010 - August 31, 2012).
Other Institutional Service Activities, Guest Speaker - BSAD100. (2011).
Committee Member, Promotion/tenure committees. (2011).
Committee Member, Search Committee -- Director of Experiential Learning. (2011).
Other Institutional Service Activities, Talk of the Town. (2011).
Assurance of Learning - Institutional Service, CBT Business Division Assessment Council. (2010 - 2011).
Committee Member, Industrial Technology Department Graduate Committee. (2010 - 2011).
Other Institutional Service Activities, BSAD100 - guest speaker. (2010).
Other Institutional Service Activities, CBT Portfolio Workshop. (2010).
Committee Chair, CBT:BD Assurance of Learning Committee. (September 1, 2009 - August 31, 2010).
Committee Member, Becker Professorship Advisory Committee. (2009).
Other Institutional Service Activities, Career Fair - Fall 2009. (2009).
Other Institutional Service Activities, College Fair - Grand Island. (2009).
Other Institutional Service Activities, Freshman Orientation. (2009).
Other Institutional Service Activities, Guest speaker - BSAD 100 class. (2009).
Committee Member, Promotion/Tenure Committees (2). (2009).
Committee Member, Search Committee - CRRD Director. (2009).
Committee Member, CBT:Business Division Assurance of Learning Committee. (September 1, 2008 - August 31, 2009).

University Service

Committee Member, UNK Graduate Council. (2012 - Present).
Committee Member, Research Services Council. (2011 - August 2013).
Other Institutional Service Activities, Guest speaker - Chancellor's Leadership Class. (2012).
Other Institutional Service Activities, Member, Review Team for Office of International Education's Academic Program Review. (2012).
Other Institutional Service Activities, College Fair. (2011).
Other Institutional Service Activities, Keynote Speaker - RHA/NRHH Recognition Ceremony. (2011).
Committee Member, Search Committee -- Assistant Registrar. (2011).
Other Institutional Service Activities, Guest speaker - LNSK 117 class. (2010).
Faculty Advisor, Co-host: Ladies Etiquette Workshop. (2009).
Faculty Advisor, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Team. (2009).
Other Institutional Service Activities, UNK Career Fair. (2009).
Committee Member, Gender Equity Committee. (2008 - 2009).

Professional Service

Reviewer, Journal Article, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences. (2013).
Committee Chair, Mountain Plains Management Conference, Kearney, Nebraska. (2012).
Editorial Review Board Member, The Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies. (2010 - 2012).
Other Professional Service Activities, MarketPlace Nebraska, Kearney, Nebraska. (2010).
Other Professional Service Activities, Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference. (2010).
Reviewer, Journal Article, Economics and Business Journal: Inquiries and Perspectives. (2009).
Reviewer, Journal Article, Midwest Academy of Management. (2009).

Public Service

Board Member, Overton Housing Authority, Overton, NE. (November 11, 2013 - Present).
Other Community Service Activities, Service Corps of Retired Executives. (2003 - 2011).

Consulting

UNK Safety Center, Kearney Nebraska. (2012).