Ursinus College, Jennifer VanGilder


Education Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, May 2000
State Universy of New York at Binhamton,
Binghamton, NY

Master of Arts
in Economics, January 1996
State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY

Bachelor of Arts in Economics, May 1994

Bachelor of Science
in Mathematics, May 1994
Minor:  Accounting, Summa Cum Laude
Bethany College, Bethany, WV

Dissertation Title:  "Faculty Mobility Intentious:  Implications of Environment and Institutional
Components  on Turnover in Higher Education"

  Dr. Solomon Polachek, chair, Dr. Stanley Masters, Dr. Thomas Cowing
Ph. D. Fields Labor, Industrial Organization, Public Regulation, Poverty, Education
Teaching Experience Assistant Professor  - Department of Business and Economics, Ursinus College
Global Economics, Managerial Economics

Associate Professor - Department of Economics, California State University Bakersfield, Fall 2000-Spring 2006
Essentials of Microeconomics, Microeconomic Theory, Gender and Diversity in the Workplace, and Poverty and Discrimination

Instructor - Department of Economics, Binghamton University, Fall 1996-2000
Economics of Poverty and Discrimination, Principles of Microeconomics, Microeconomic Theory

Instructor - School of Education and Human Development, Binghamton University, 1994-1996

Teaching Assistant - Department of Economics, Binghamton University, 1994-1995
Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics

Work Experience Post Doctorate - Harpur College Deans Office, Binghamton University, Fall 1999-Spring 2000
Engage in collaborative labor economic research, act as associate editor of Research in Lab Economics, and co-teach upper level labor economics undergraduate course.
Publications "Atrophy Rates in Male and Female occupations" (with John Robst), Economic Letters, October 2000, v.69, n3, pp. 407-417.

"Earnings Differentials in Bakersfield:  How do we fare?"  Kern Economic Journal, v2 n4, 2000.  reprinted as "Educated Male Hispanics Fare Well in Bakersfield"  Bakersfield Business Journal, February 26 - March 12, 2001, 10 issue 4, pp. 5.

"Perceptions of Female Faculty Treatment in Higher Education:  Which Institutions Treat Women Moe Fairly?"  (with John Robst and Solomon Polachek) on review with Economics of Education Review.

"Gender Differences in Reasons for Job Mobility Intentions in Higher Education" (with John Robst) on review with Research in Labor Economics.

Work in Progress “Research and Teaching Institutions:  How do Perceptions of Female Faculty Differ?” (with John Robst) submitted to Sociology of  Education  (Revise and Resubmit offer)—Rejected:  submitted to Journal of  Higher Education (Revise and Resubmit offer)


“Functional Impairments and the Choice of College Major” (with John Robst) presented at the Eastern Economic Association meetings February 21st -23rd 2003 submitted to Journal of Labor Economics  <>

“The Relatedness of College Major and Employment:
  The Case of Economics” (with John Robst) submitted  to Journal of Economic Education (Revise and Resubmit offer)  <>

“Defense Wins Championships?  The Answer from the Gridiron” (with David Berri, John Robst and Coby Vance) submitted to Eastern Economic Journal (rejected)  
“Determining Adult Employment Outcomes in the Presence of Childhood Sexual Abuse” to be presented at the Eastern Economic Association meetings February 2006
University Service



Grants Faculty Diversity Program 2000-2001 ($1400.00)

January 2001 Web Development Grant Program
(50 student hours to develop WebCT materials for Econ 201)

January 2001 Web Development Grant Program (20 student hours to expand web page)

January 2001 Teaching Grant Program ($200.00 to attent Central CA Conference on Assessing Student Outcomes)
Awards Certificate in College Teaching, Binghamton University 1999-2000
  NSF/AIR Fellowship Award Winner, Binghamton University Summer 1999
  Dissertation Year Fellowship, Binghamton University Spring 1999
  Excellence in Teaching Award, Binghamton University 1998-1999
  Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Binghamton University 1994-1998
  Oreon E. Scott Award For Distinction in Scholarship, Bethany College 1993-1994
  Forrest H. Kirkpatrick Award in Economics, Bethany College 1993-1994
  Economics and Business Senior Fellow, Bethany College 1993-1994
Academic Offices President Economics Graduate Student Organization, Binghamton University 1997-1998

Treasurer Economics Graduate Student Organization, Binghamton University 1996-1997

Economics Department Graduate Committee, Binghamton University 1996-1997

Teaching Assistant Mentor, Binghamton University 1997
Professional Affiliations American Economics Association

Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession

Association for Institutional Research

Eastern Economic Association