Professional activities and areas of interest
Jennifer Dirmeyer, Assistant Professor of Economics, joined Ferris State University in January 2014, where she also serves as the Assistant Department Chair in the Management Department. Her research interests are political economy, local and urban governance and corruption.
She has been published in academic journals, The Chronicle of Higher Education and other popular outlets. Her paper, “The Jitney Potential: Transportation Regulation and the Welfare of the Poor,” was included in the Templeton Prize-winning report, Enterprise Programs: Freeing Entrepreneurs to Provide Essential Services to the Poor.” Other professional interests include devising pedagogical tools for active learning in economics and facilitating co-curricular activities to encourage student engagement beyond the classroom. In her free time she explores Michigan with her two sons and husband.
- Ph.D. Economics, George Mason University