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Office: Breiseth Hall

Room: 214

Phone: 5704084719

Email: jennifer.edmonds@wilkes.edu

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Jennifer J. Edmonds

Associate Professor / Chair

Sidhu School of Business

Biography

Dr. Edmonds earned her doctorate in management science from the Rutgers Business School of Rutgers University in 2004. She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from University of Michigan and an MBA from Rutgers University. Prior to joining the business education community, she worked as a chemical engineer at Dow Corning Corporation in Michigan. She aims to help students develop and sharpen the quantitative and analytical skills that allow them to evaluate real-life situations. Dr. Edmonds’ research interests include lean and green business operations, effective pedagogies for quantitative learning, and mathematical programming and applied operations research as they apply to computer adaptive test assembly.

Publications

Research

·         Edmonds, J. (2010) A Framework for a Teaching Philosophy in Quantitative Methods. International Conference on Learning in Hong Kong; July 2010

·         Raineri, E., Frear, D. & Edmonds, J. (2010) An Examination of the Academic Reach of Faculty and Administrator Bullying. AAUP: Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education in Washington, D.C.; June 2010.

·         Edmonds, J., Armstrong, R. (2009). A mixed integer programming model for multiple stage adaptive testing. European Journal of Operational Research 193 (2009), pp. 342-350.

·         Edmonds, J. (2009) Just How Civil are Your Rights? Northeastern Pennsylvania Undergraduate Leadership Conference in Scranton, PA; November 2009.

·         Frear, D., Edmonds, J. (2007). The Influence of U.S. Presidential Elections on Exchange Rates. Presented at the Pennsylvania Economics Association Conference; June 2007

·         Armstrong, R., Edmonds, J. (2004). A study of multiple stage adaptive test design. Presented at the National Council on Measurement in Education Annual Meeting, San Diego, California; April 2004.

·         Armstrong, R., Little, J. (2003). The assembly of multiple stage adaptive tests. Presented at the National Council on Measurement in Education Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois; April 2003.

·         Little, J. (2002). Adaptive systems: hypermedia, workflows, and learning environments. Presented at the KPMG PhD Project Information Systems Doctoral Students Association Conference, Dallas, Texas; August 2002.

 
Other Presentations

·         Edmonds, J. (2009) Legal Events & Changes in Civil Rights. Delivered to Undergraduate Business Students at Wilkes University.

Edmonds, J. (2008) The Impact of Global Climate Change. Delivered to Business Students at Wilkes University.

Awards

Outstanding Faculty Member, 2007-2008

Outstanding (Academic) Advisor Award, 2007-2008

Board Member, Step By Step, Inc., 2007-present

Excellence in Teaching Award, 2006-2007, presented by the National Society of Leadership and Success

Reviewer for the European Journal of Operations Research, 2007-present

Proposal Reviewer for 2005 National Association for Multicultural Educators (NAME) Conference

KPMG Scholar, 2001 – 2004

Rutgers Newark Graduate Center Fellowship Recipient, 2000-2004

Attended the 1999 KPMG PhD Project Conference in Chicago, IL

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