Ron Konecny

Professor

Office: WSTC 249W   |    Phone: (308) 865-8366   |    Email: konecnyr@unk.edu

Ron Konecny

Education

PhD, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 1987.
Major: Economics
Dissertation Title: Input-Output Multiplier Distributions from Production Paths

MA, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 1985.
Major: Economics

BS, Northwest Missouri State University, 1975.
Major: Physics, Applied Mathematics

Professional Positions

Academic - Post-Secondary

Professor, University of Nebraska at Kearney. (2001 - Present).
Associate Professor, University of Nebraska at Kearney. (1993 - 2001).
Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska at Kearney. (1988 - 1993).
Director, Center for Rural Economic Development, University of Nebraska at Kearney. (1988 - 1990).
Instructor, University of Nebraska at Lincoln. (1987).
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Nebraska at Lincoln. (1985 - 1987).
Teacher and Counselor, G.C.H.S. (Chinese High School in the Philippines). (1982 - 1983).

Professional/Managerial

Manager of Research and Statistics, Nebraska Energy Office, State of Nebraska. (1980 - 1982).
Research Analyst, Nebraska Department of Revenue. (1975 - 1980).

Teaching Experience

University of Nebraska at Kearney

MGT 233, Business Statistics, 21 courses.
MGT 314, Operations & Supply Management, 16 courses.
MGT 314H, Operations & Supply Management, 5 courses.
MGT 814, Operations Management, 2 courses.
MGT 825, Decision Science (Graduate), 1 course.


Research

Published Intellectual Contributions

Encyclopedia Entry

Jenkins, L. A., Konecny, R. (in press). Plains, Trains, and Grains: Economic Adaptation West of the 98th Meridian. Just Plains Folks: Studies of the People of the Great Plains. Kearney, Ne: Just Plains Folks: Studies of the People of the Great Plains.

Presentations Given

Konecny, R. 57th Annual Global Mountain Plains Business Conference, "A State Level Economic Evaluation of the Missing Benefits in the Healthcare Reform Debate," Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, Colorado. (September 16, 2015).

Jenkins, L. A., Konecny, R. Nebraska HFMA 2015 Mid-Year Meeting, "The Business Case for Medicaid Expansion in Nebraska," Healthcare Financial Management Association, Kearney NE. (May 21, 2015).

Jenkins, L. A., Konecny, R. Advocacy Day; A Call to Action, "The Economic Impact of Medicaid Expansion in Nebraska," Nebraska Hospital Association, Lincoln NE. (April 1, 2015).

Jenkins, L. A., Konecny, R. Unicameral subcommittee hearing on LB472, Nebraska Unicameral, Lincoln NE. (February 25, 2015).

Konecny, R. (Author & Presenter). MBPA Global Business Conference, "A Normative View of Healthcare Reform from the Individual State Perspective," Mountain Plains Business Association, Idaho State University, Pocatello ID. (October 9, 2014).

Konecny, R. (Author & Presenter), Jenkins, L. A. (Author). "Data Driven Analysis in Healthcare: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics," Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah. (October 18, 2013).

Konecny, R., Carstenson, L. G. National Mountain Plains Management Conference, "A Debate: The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013," Mountain Plains Management Conference, Cedar City, Utah. (October 18, 2013).

Konecny, R. (Author & Presenter), Carstenson, L. G. (Author & Presenter). "Recent Developments in Use Tax Compliance," National Mountain Plains Management Conference, Kearney, Nebraska. (October 2012).

Konecny, R. (Author & Presenter), Moffett, M. D. (Author & Presenter). "9/11: How The Last Ten Years of Reactive Legislative Action Have Changed the Business Landscape," Great Plains Economic and Business Conference/Nebraska Economics and Business Association, Norfolk, Nebraska. (October 2011).

Konecny, R. (Author & Presenter), Carstenson, L. G. (Author & Presenter). National Mountain Plains Management Conference, "Use Tax Compliance and Legal Considerations," National Mountain Plains Management Conference, Mesa, Colorado. (October 6, 2011).

Konecny, R. (Author & Presenter), Konecny, J. L. (Author). "Forces in the Cloud," National Mountain Plains Management Conference, Laypon, Utah. (2010).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Contract

Konecny, R. (Co-Principal), Jenkins, L. A. (Co-Principal), "Nebraska Medicaid Expansion: Protecting a Critical Infrastructure, Supporting Main Street, Improving Worker Health and Productivity," Sponsored by Nebraska Hospital Association & AARP, Private. (November 1, 2014 - April 1, 2015).

Konecny, R. (Co-Principal), Jenkins, L. A. (Co-Principal), "Is Medicaid Expansion Good for South Dakotas Business Community, Economy, and People?," Sponsored by South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations, Private. (December 15, 2013).

Konecny, R., Jenkins, L. A., "City of Plattsmouth TIF Statutory Requirement Report, Westside Commercial Addition," Sponsored by City of Plattsmouth, Nebraska. (August 2010).

Konecny, R., Jenkins, L. A., "City of Columbus, Westgate Redevelopment Project, TIF Statutory Requirement Report," Sponsored by City of Columbus. (July 12, 2010).

Konecny, R., Jenkins, L. A., "Fremont Economic Impact Study: ACCESSNebraska Call Center," Sponsored by City of Central City, Nebraska. (April 30, 2010).


Service

College Service

Committee Member, CBT Academic Affairs Committee. (September 1, 2012 - Present).
Committee Chair, CBT Faculty Affairs Committee. (September 1, 2011 - August 31, 2012).
Committee Member, CBT Faculty Affairs Committee. (September 1, 2010 - August 31, 2011).
Committee Member, CBT Graduate Program/MBA Committee. (September 1, 2005 - August 31, 2011).
Committee Chair, CBT Student Affairs Committee. (September 1, 2009 - August 31, 2010).

University Service

Faculty Advisor, The Navigators. (2010 - 2013).
Committee Member, Faculty Senate Grievance Subcommittee. (2009 - 2013).
Committee Member, UNK General Studies Committee. (2009 - 2013).
Committee Member, Joint General Studies/Faculty Senate Ad hoc Committee. (2009 - 2010).


Professional

Professional Service

Member, Mountain Plains Business Association. (October 2010 - Present).
Editorial Review Board Member, Economic & Business Journal:  Inquiries & Perspectives-Editorial Board. (2010 - 2013).
Board of Directors of a Company, Nebraska Economics and Business Association, Omaha, Nebraska. (1990 - 2013).

Public Service

Board Member, Himanchal Education Foundation, Kearney, NE. (July 1, 2013 - Present).
Member, Torch International, Kearney, NE. (September 2012 - Present).