Bree Dority

Finance, Professor

Office: WSTC 135C   |    Phone: (308) 865-8343   |    Email:

Bree Dority


Bree Dority is a Professor of Finance and has taught a variety of classes for the economics, finance, and construction management programs. Prior to moving back to the classroom full-time, she was the Associate Dean of the College of Business & Technology for seven years. Her responsibilities included curriculum management and assessment of undergraduate and graduate programs; accreditation reports and processes; transfer opportunities with community colleges; enrollment management, recruitment, and retention efforts; and college communication. Her research tends to be Nebraska-focused. She has conducted economic impact, labor availability, and community revitalization studies and has published research on school consolidation and tobacco free laws. More recently, she helped develop the first economic prosperity and quality-of-life benchmarking tool for the non-metropolitan and small metropolitan regions of Nebraska, known as the Nebraska Thriving Index. Other research areas include private credit availability, equity crowdfunding, relationship conflict in construction, and construction management internships. Her research has been published in Energy Economics, Contemporary Economic Policy, Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, Studies in Economics and Finance, Conflict Resolution Quarterly, and The Professional Contractor. She has worked with companies and non-profits in the Tri-City area with their budgeting process, including drafting strategic business plans, and developing quoting spreadsheets for various product lines. On school breaks and in the summers, she is likely working with her husband on some construction project.


Ph.D., Economics, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

B.S.B.A., Economics and Finance, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Areas of expertise and research

Applied economics and finance

Nebraska-centric economics

What is your teaching style like?

I do my best to create an “active-learning” environment. That is, you will be “doing” rather than “listening” in my classroom. Students spend the majority of class time engaged in synthesizing, analyzing, and solving financial problems and cases; hence, why classes are held in the computer labs.


How can I do well in your class?

 Come prepared to work. There is a process . . . introduce, refine, master. You can’t expect to master it on the first day, but after much effort, you will get it.