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Dr. Dennis Debrecht

MBA Program Director and Associate Professor of Business and Economics 262.524.7163 ddebrech@carrollu.edu Business Hall 103

TEACHES IN THE FOLLOWING PROGRAM(S)

Business Global Studies Business Administration (MBA)

Biography

EXPERIENCE

  • June 2010 – Director of MBA program, Carroll University
  • Sept. 1984 – Associate Professor, Economics, Business Administration, & Accounting, Carroll University
  • Sept. 1981 – May 1984 – Assistant Professor, Economics, St. Cloud State University
  • Sept. 1978 – May 1981 – Teaching Assistant, Iowa State University
  • Sept. 1976 – Aug. 1981 – Research Assistant, Iowa State University

Education

Iowa State University, Doctorate in Economics (Ph.D.), 1981    
  • Major Area: Economics
  • Primary Fields of Interest: Macroeconomics, money and banking, monetary theory     
  • Minor Areas: Statistics and Finance     
  • Dissertation Title: “Lending Limits and the Availability of Credit to Agricultural Borrowers”
Benedictine College (KS.), B.A. in Economics, ​1976
  • Minor: Business Administration

Scholarly and Professional Achievements

PUBLICATIONS

“Where Have All the Students Gone? Addressing a Retention Challenge at a Small Liberal Arts College” forthcoming publication in Journal of Higher Education theory and Practice in Spring 2017 with Mike Levas, 2016

“Do Part-Time Undergraduates Respond Differently to Educational Costs Than Full-Time Undergraduates? Evidence from a Small Undergraduate University,” Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, Volume 15(7) with Mike Levas, 2015     

"Using the Boston Consulting Group Portfolio Matrix to Analyze Management of a Business Undergraduate Student Program at a Small Liberal Arts University,” Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, Volume 14(3) with Mike Levas, 2014                        

“Using the Product Life Cycle Model to Analyze Management of a Part-Time Undergraduate Student Program at a Small Liberal Arts University” Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, Volume 13(2), with Mike Levas, 2013

PRESENTATIONS      

“Do Part-Time Undergraduates Respond Differently to Educational Costs Than Full-Time Undergraduates? Evidence from a Small Undergraduate University” at the MBAA International meetings, March 2015

“Using the Boston Consulting Group Portfolio Matrix to Analyze Management of a Business Undergraduate Student Program at a Small Liberal Arts University” at the MBAA International meetings, March 26-28, 2014             
"Using the Product Life Cycle Model to Analyze Management of a Part Time Undergraduate Student Program at a Small Liberal Arts University" at the Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management (IBAM) meetings (with Mike Levas), October 7-9, 2010

"The Relationship Between Oil Prices and Stock Market Performance" at the Midwest Business Administration Association (MBAA) International meetings, March 22-24, 2009       

"The Interrelationship Between Finance and Economics in Capital Budgeting" at the Midwest Business Administration Association (MBAA) International meetings, March 28-30, ​2007

“Comprehensive Software Systems Worldwide (CSSW): A Case Study,” at the Midwest Business Administration Association (MBAA) International meetings, March 15-17, 2006

“Applying Blackboard Technology in Economics Courses,” at the Thirteenth Annual Teaching Economics Conference, Robert Morris University, 2002 

“Rethinking the History of Economic Thought Course,” at the Twelfth Annual Teaching Economics Conference, Robert Morris University, 2001

”Internationalizing the Curriculum via Team Teaching,” at the Eleventh Annual Teaching Economics Conference, Robert Morris College, 2000

PAPERS DISCUSSED AND SESSIONS CHAIRED

Chaired a session on Special Topics and Case Research, MBAA International meetings, March 2009–March 2016 

"Excel charts: Why? What kind? How?" by Robert Balik, Western Michigan University and Jamshid Mehran, Indiana University South Bend at MBAA International meetings, March 2007 

“Hedging Energy Price Risk Using an Artificial Neural Network,” by Hossein Najafi and Reza Rahgozar, University of Wisconsin-River Falls at MBAA International meetings, March, 2006

Chaired a session on Special Topics dealing with real estate papers, MBAA International meetings, March 2006

Service to Carroll University and Profession

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Midwest Business Administration Association (MBAA), 1994–present (more specifically the Academy of Finance, which is part of the MBAA)
  • Wisconsin Economic Association, 1987–present
  • Midwest Economic Association, 1983–1996 
  • American Economic Association, 1979–1994

MISCELLANEOUS ACTIVITIES AND SERVICE TO COMMUNITY

  • ​Consultant for internet article on: “The Use and Interpretation of FICO Scores,” April 2015
  • Interview with Channel 12, Milwaukee, Wis. in Fall 2012 on the topic of unemployment in Wisconsin and in the U.S.
  • Chair of Finance Committee of WCSS. Developed a model for other Catholic schools to follow in consolidation approaches, 1989 
  • “Economic Impact Study of Waukesha County Airport is $17 million,” September 1993 in Waukesha Freeman, also reported in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The study helped the Waukesha County Airport get government monies to lengthen the runway and improve the safety of the airport.
  • International Travel Trip to China and Hong Kong, March 18-27, 2011 as part of the BIE grant Carroll University received to investigate international academic contacts with Southeast Asia.

Honors and Awards

  • BAE Faculty Research Award April, 2015
  • Voted Outstanding Advisor at Carroll University as mentor for Enactus April, 2015
  • Selected for inclusion in the 11th Edition of Who's Who in America, 2010-2011 and 10th Edition of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2005-2006
    • Who’s Who is the only publication dedicated exclusively to the recognition of our country’s premier teachers, honoring a select five percent of our nation’s teachers.
  • Awarded a Sam M. Walton Free Enterprise Fellowship in 2005 for being a mentor to Carroll College’s local Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) chapter (now ENACTUS)
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