Jean Kujawa, M.B.A., is the Interim Chair of Business Administration and Associate Professor of Business And Leadership. Jean holds a B.A. in economics from Furman University graduating with the American Legion Leadership Award, an M.B.A. from Georgia State University and has completed graduate work in economic and financial literacy. She brings a wide variety of business experiences to the classroom. She served eight years as an economist in Washington D.C., first for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers working in budgeting, information systems, recreational policy and legislation, where she received an Outstanding Performance Award, and subsequently with the U.S. Department of Interior monitoring recreational concessionaires and fish and wildlife programs. She has been a Chamber of Commerce STAR secondary economics teacher, a tennis teaching professional and active in the development and marketing of family businesses for over 20 years. At Lourdes she has been nominated 20 times for the faculty excellence award, served as president of Faculty Forum and founding chair of the Workload and Compensation Committee. She continues her lifelong interest in economic and financial literacy by continuing to present programs to a wide variety of audiences.

Professional Activity: National Presentations 

  • “Multi-Media Student Engagement “presented at the IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education) National Conference on Trends and Challenges in Business Education (prepared with Jen Sader and Laura Ott), Baltimore, MD, April 14-17, 2015
  • “Integrated Business – A Major for the 21st Century” – with Laura Ott, presented at the annual IACBE) Conference, Las Vegas, NV, March 30 – April 1, 2011
  • “Promoting Fiscal Literacy: An Integrated and Interdisciplinary Approach” – with Joyce Litten, M.S.S.A., L.I.S.W., presented at the 2009 International Conference on Business and Public Policy, Northern Illinois University, Rockford, IL, April 2009
  • “We Built It and They Stayed: Preparing New and Transfer Students for Success through a First Year Semester Course Experience” – with Dane Copti, Laura Ott, and Bob Weprin, presented at annual IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education) Conference, Louisville, KY, April 1-4, 2009
  • “A Partnership for Economic and Financial Literacy,” poster presentation at National Council on Economic Education annual conference, Biloxi, MS, October 8-11, 2008
  • “Fiscal Literacy through Social Work Education: An Integrated Approach” – with Joyce Litten, presentation at the Council on Social Work Education 53rd Annual Program Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 27-30, 2007
  • “Developing a Mission-Based Faculty Evaluation Process” – with Kathy Perzynski, Pat Schmakel, Ph.D., presentation at AFCU Symposium, St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY, June 22-25, 2006

Professional Activity: Regional Presentations

  • “Multidiscipline Collaboration to Support Students from Disadvantaged
  • Backgrounds” with Judy Didion, PhD., and Julie Kruse, Ph.D.(c) presented at the HLC (Higher Learning Commission) Conference in Chicago, IL, March 30 – April 3, 2012
  • “Promoting Fiscal Literacy Through Social Work Education:  An Integrated Approach to Teaching Social Policy and Economics” – with Joyce Litten, presentation at New York State Social Work Educators Association Annual Conference, White Plains, NY, November 2006
  • “Internet Resources, DVD’s and Power Point’s available to use in teaching K-12 Economic Concepts,” final project presentation at Catalyst OHIO Technology Summit, Columbus, OH. May 4, 2006
  • “The Experience Economy and Relationship Marketing,” presentation to National Association of Dog Trainers Convention, Toledo, OH, 2003
  • “Lourdes College Case Study: Marketing Plan Research and Development” – with Bob Turek, Beth Tanesky, presentation to Ohio Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Columbus, OH ,1998
  • “Economics as a Challenging Career,” various presentations at Woman in Science Career Days, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, 1988-1990

 

Professional Activity: Local Presentations

  • Faculty contributor to marketing article: Convenience leading to ‘couch culture’; The Toledo Blade March 20, 2016
  • “A Multi-Method Multidiscipline Approach to Enhance Student Engagement” with Julie Kruse, Ph.D., presented at the 2012 SHARE Conference, Lourdes University, August 2012
  •  “The Economy:  How is the U.S. Doing?” Presentation to Lourdes College Elder Vision annual meeting, April 17, 2009
  • Roundtable with ABC News Anchor Jeff Smith, November 23, on ABC (WTVG) and later on local ABC coverage, 2009
  • Elder Vision morning seminars on current economic issues
  • “Marketing Strategies,” presented at the Toledo Community Foundation Summit, Ensuring Success in Academic Programs, co-sponsored by the Toledo Community Foundation, Lourdes College, Sylvania, OH,  May 29, 2008
  • “Global Economic Development,” presentation to West Side Montessori Center 6th grade, Toledo, OH, 2007
  • “Economic Communities” with mini-society simulation, presentation to St. Bartholomew, 3rd grade, Wayzata, MN, 2006
  • “Contemporary Economic Issues,” presentation to Kappa Gamma Phi, Catholic Honor Society, November 4, 2005, Toledo, OH
  • “Current Situation of Economic Literacy,” Sabbatical report to Lourdes College Faculty, January 2005
  • “Using the Wall Street Journal in the Classroom,” WSJ Workshop, Lourdes College, 2004-2005
  • Workshop on Business and Entrepreneurship for Occupational Therapy Assistance Program – with Dane Copti, Lourdes College, 2011-2012
  • “Start Your Small Business,” joint workshop by Toledo Chamber of Commerce and Lourdes College, Toledo, OH,1991

Professional Activity: Development

  • Training with Dr. Marianne Jeffreys, an internationally recognized cultural development expert, to critically examine REACH activities and NWD nursing curriculum in terms of cultural development from a student recruitment and retention perspective, April 2016
  • National Conference on “Teaching and Research in Economic Education”                (AEA/CTREE). Minneapolis, Minnesota (selected for focus groups for Pearson Publishing: Learning Economics: New Digital Tools and Hubbard/O’Brien: Economics-Digital Delivery, 2015
  • Annual Conference International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) Baltimore, Maryland, 2015
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland conference, “Inflation, Monetary Policy and the Public,” Cleveland, Ohio, 2014
  • Annual Conference International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) San Diego, California, 2014
  •  Annual Conference International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) Orlando, Florida, 2013
  • HLC (Higher Learning Commission) Conference, Chicago, IL 2012
  • Graduate coursework – Edgewood College 2011-2012
  • Annual Conference International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) Las Vegas, Nevada, 2011
  • Graduate coursework – Florida Gulf Coast University,2011
  • Graduate coursework – University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, 2010
  • National Conference American Economic Association, Atlanta, Georgia, 2010
  • Regional Conference Midwest Economic Association, Chicago, Illinois, 2010
  • “Scholarship of Teaching Revisited: A University Learning Community,” presentation by Christie Boudrie, M.D., Dariel Jacobs, Ph.D. and Paul Longenecker, Ph.D., Lourdes College, September 2010
  • Tech Prep National Conference, Atlanta, GA, 2009
  • International Conference on Business and Public Policy, Rockford, IL, 2009
  • Annual Conference International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), Louisville, KY, 2009
  • Annual Conference National Council on Economic Education, Biloxi, MS,2008
  • Trump Annual Teaching Economics Conference, Social Science Education: The Integration of Critical Thinking to Service-Learning Courses, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, March 28, 2008
  • Council on Social Work Education 53th Annual Program Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2007
  • Annual Conference International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), Kansas City, KS,2007
  • Women’s Entrepreneurship Network Conference, Toledo, OH,2007
  • “Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ by World,” presentation by The Community Partnership, Toledo, OH, May 4, 2007
  • “Framework for Understanding Poverty,” presentation by The Community Partnership, Toledo, OH, April 27, 2007
  • Northwest Ohio Economic Education Conference, Resources and Strategies to Teach Economic Standards, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, March 23, 2006
  • Annual Conference National Council on Economic Education, New York, NY, October 11-14, 2006
  • New York State Social Work Education Association Conference, White Plains, NY, 2006
  • Annual Conference International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), Orlando, FL,2006
  • Yearlong participation in Northwest Ohio Catalyst Technology Project, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, 2005-2006
  • Workshop, Northwest Ohio Catalyst Technology, Palm Pilot Training, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, 2006
  • Franciscan Conference at St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY, 2006
  • Annual Conference National Council on Economic Education, San Antonio, TX, October 2005
  • Annual Teaching Economics Conference, Critical Thinking Economic Issues, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, 2005
  • Annual Conference National Council on Economic Education, Little Rock, AK, October 2004
  • Six-month Sabbatical from Lourdes College to research Economic Literacy 2004
  • Annual Teaching Economics Conference, Can We Teach Students to Think Like Economists? Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, April 4, 2003
  • Winter Marketing Educators Conference, Chicago, IL 2003
  • Annual Conference National Council on Economic Education, New Orleans, LA,2003
  • The Rise of the Creative Class in Greater Toledo,” presentation by Richard Florida, Mayor’s Summit on the Arts, Education and Technology, Museum of Art Peristyle, Toledo, OH, November 14, 2003
  • Computer Seminars – “Using Digital Camera and Scanner,” “Recording CD’s,” “Multi-Media Presentations” – Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green OH, 2002
  • “Supporting and Sustaining Vitality through Faculty Development,” presentation by Dr. Julie McNellis, Lourdes College, March 2001
  • Women’s Entrepreneurship Network Conference, Toledo, OH,2001
  • Teaching Economic Conference at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, 2001
  • Service Learning Workshop, Putting The Invisible Hand to Work: Concepts and Models for Service Learning in Economics, Denison University, Granville, OH, September 16, 2000
  • Seminar on Computer and Technology Standards for Education in Ohio Schools, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, 2000
  • Seminar on International Aspects of Internet Marketing, International       Sales:  Catch Them in the Web, University of Toledo College of Law, Annual International Business/Law Day Seminar, Toledo, OH,1999
  • Teaching Economics Conference at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH,1999
  • Marketing for Higher Education Conference, American Marketing Association, San Antonio, TX, December 1998
  • Teaching Economics Conference at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH,1996

Professional Activity: Reviews

  • Classroom reviewer for New Digital Tools being developed by Pearson, 2015
  • Pre-publication reviewer for Principles of Macroeconomics 2nd Edition by Lee Coppock and Dick Mateer, Norton (to be published 2016)
  • Reviewer for “Economics Private and Public Choice” 13th and 14th editions by Gwatney, James D. Richard L Stroup, Russell S. Sobel, David A. Macpherson 2011-2013
  • Reviewer for Principles of Economics, 3rd ed. by G. Hubbard and T. O’Brien, Pearson Education, 2011
  • Evaluator for new Personal Finance textbook format being developed by Cengage Publishing, WebEx conference, February 2010
  • Pre-publication reviewer for Macroeconomics by P. Krugman and R. Wells, Worth Publishers,2005
  • Reviewer for Marketing, 8th ed. by R. Kerin, McGraw-Hill/Irwin,2005
  • Reviewer for Essentials of Contemporary Management, 1st ed. by G.R. Jones and J.M. George, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2004

Publications/Grants

  • Contributing author: “Government and the Economy: An Encyclopedia “with economic colleagues, David Dieterle and Kathleen C Simmons, Editors ALO, 2014.
  • Contributing author: HRSA Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant Proposal (Funded 2015-2017)
  • Contributing author: HRSA Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant Proposal for $1,519,148 (Funded: July 2010-June 2013).
  • Schmakel, P., Kujawa, J., Litten, J.P., Perzynski, K., Polcyn M., Schultz, C. & Stockwell, M. Development of a Mission-Driven Faculty Evaluation Process in a Small College Setting, The AFCU Journal: A Franciscan Prospective on Higher Education, January 2007.
  • O’Connell, P.K., Kujawa, J. & Galdeen, P. (2009-2010) Women’s Leadership and Followership Study:  Lourdes College Graduate Faculty Research Grant
  • Contributing author: “Economic Thinkers – A Biographical Encyclopedia” – with economic colleagues, for ABC-CLIO publishers – Fall 2013
  • Contributing participant TRIO Grant, Lourdes College, 2015

Ongoing research and future publications

  • Current collaboration on book for Social Work students required to take Macroeconomics
  • Financial Literacy in Social work and Nursing programs
  • Financial Literacy and economic education requirements in secondary and higher education —-why it has not worked.
  • Experiential learning activities in teaching economics
  • Internet Resources used to teach positive analysis in Economics
  • Role of adjunct faculty in future business programs.

 

 

Service to Community

  • All Good Things Advisory Council 2013-2014
  • Dining for Women Lourdes Chapter 2013-2015
  • Advisory Council Lourdes Franciscan Village 2011-2013
  • DECA District Competition Judge 2010, 2011
  • Ohio College Tech Prep Outreach Activities
  • Evaluation Site Visit for Sylvania Northview High School Business Management Program 2011
    • Marketing Curriculum Leveling Workshop with high school teachers 2010
    • Tech Prep Junior Conclave Coordinator 2010
  • American Leukemia Society & Cancer Society volunteer
  • Leukemia Society “Light the Night Walk”
  • Jamie Farr LPGA at Highland Meadows volunteer

Awards and Recognitions

  • Honorary inductee of Phi Alpha the Social Work honor society 2016
  • 30 Year Service Award Lourdes College 2015
  • Faculty Excellence Award Nominee 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, and many prior years
  • Sabbatical Lourdes College, Spring 2004
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, The National Society of Leadership and Service, 2006, Lourdes College
  • “Who’s Who among America’s Teachers” various nominations 2001-2016
  • Outstanding Performance Award, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Chamber of Commerce Star Teacher, A.L. Miller High School
  • Washington Intern Program, Georgia State University
  • American Legion Leadership and Citizenship Award, Furman University

Professional Affiliations

  • American Economic Association (current)
  • Midwest Economic Association (current)
  • National Association of Economic Educators (current)
  • Global Association of Teachers of Economics (GATE) (current)
  • Furman University Alumni Association (current)

 

Undergraduate

BUS 101 Business Principles

Provides a broad overview of the foundations, institutions, functions, concepts, and current practices in business organizations. Introduces business terminology and the specialty areas related to business.

BUS 200 Introduction to Economics
Provides students with an introductory overview of both macroeconomics and microeconomic principles. Focuses on the economic way of thinking and introduces basic analytical tools used to examine real-world economic problems and policies.

BUS 251 Economics and Social Issues
Emphasizes contemporary national and global problem areas such as inflation, unemployment, economic growth, and international trade. Focuses on contemporary social issues involving globalization, poverty, immigration, health care, crime, and literacy. Examines effectiveness of government intervention during market failure.

BUS 254 Macroeconomics

Examines macroeconomic concepts including determination of the levels of output and employment in a market economy. Emphasizes contemporary problems such as inflation, unemployment, economic growth, and international trade. Focuses on contemporary business issues.

BUS 255 Microeconomics

Examines the theory of the individual firm in the short and long run. Includes the determination of income distribution; wage levels, interest rates, rents, and profits. Emphasizes contemporary problems such as income, energy prices, poverty.

BUS 303 Women in Management

Deals with the problems, solutions, achievements of women in attaining responsible managerial positions. Includes topics such as dual career families, sexual harassment, stereotyping, discrimination, contemporary global issues, and the expanding roles and expectations of women.

BUS 399 Enduring Questions Seminar
Explores an enduring question from an interdisciplinary approach.

 

Graduate

MBA 617 Economics for Global Business
This course examines the micro and macro-economic theories and concepts, while understanding their application to contemporary issues from a global business perspective. The student will gain a better understanding of the primary global economic issues facing the business and societal environments, including such topics as globalization, poverty, economic growth, inflation, unemployment, and international trade.