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About Jennifer Keil

Jenny Keil is the chair of the Economics, Strategy, and Marketing Department and teaches economics and management at the undergraduate level, and leadership skill development courses in the Hamline MBA program. She holds Ph.D. and MBA degrees from the University of Kansas, and a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan.  

The common theme throughout Professor Keil's research is how women interact with and are impacted by the economy. In particular, her research focuses on labor market issues such as individual and household work decisions, work and family balance issues, and the impact of variable pay on the gender pay differential. Her first book, Earn More, Move Up: A New Look at the Gender Pay Differentialwas published by the Center for Economic Progress in November 2006. Keil makes several local, regional, and national presentations on women, the economy, and pay each year. In the 15 years she's taught at Hamline, she has been selected undergraduate advisor of the year twice.


2016 Present Professor Emeritus, Hamline University School of Business
May 2012May 2016 Professor, Hamline University School of Business
July 2012May 2016 Department Chair, Hamline University Economics, Strategy, and Marketing
July 2012May 2013 Associate Provost, Hamline University Office of the Provost
July 2011July 2012 Associate Vice President, Hamline University Academic Affairs
May 2005May 2012 Associate Professor, Hamline University
June 2010August 2011 Department Chair, Hamline University
September 1999May 2005 Assistant Professor, Hamline University

Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Advisor of the Year Award, Hamline University, Spring 2009
  • Outstanding Volunteer, WomenVenture, 2009
  • Hamline John Wesley Award for leadership and service, 2016


  • Module 1 – MBA Program: Human Resource Management
  • Module 1 – MBA Program: Leadership Skills and Organizational Behavior
  • MBA: Human Resources Strategy
  • Human Resource Management
  • Foundations of Management
  • Show Me The Money! (First Year Seminar)
  • Women in Leadership
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Economics of Public Finance


19991999 Ph.D., University of Kansas ‐ Business Administration
19921992 M.B.A., University of Kansas
19821982 B.B.A., The University Of Michigan ‐ Accounting and Finance

Articles (7)

Book Editor (1)