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Biography

Dr. Jennifer Edmonds is currently the Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Programs in the Jay S. School of Business & Leadership, and holds the rank of Associate Professor of Statistics and Operations Management. She most recently served as the Department Chair of Finance, Accounting and Management (FAM) Department until Fall 2016. As Chair, she brought collaboration, collegiality, energy and innovation to the Department and as a teacher, she has been helping students develop and sharpen their quantitative and analytical skills that allow them to evaluate real-life situations. Dr. Edmonds earned her doctorate in Management Science and MBA from Rutgers University and also holds Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the business education community, she worked as a Process Engineer at Dow Corning Corporation in Michigan for several years. Throughout her tenure at Wilkes, Dr. Edmonds has taught numerous face-to-face, hybrid and online courses across the University locations (both in Pennsylvania and Arizona), including guest lectures at Punjabi University in India. Dr. Edmonds’ research interests focus on efficiency, sustainability and a better workplace. She has also served Wilkes University through numerous Department, School and University Committee leadership positions including Interim and Acting Dean of the Sidhu School of Business, the Tenure and Promotion (TAP) and the Student Life and Media (SLAM) Committees.

Publications

Research Publications

  • Sanni, S., Leemoon, B., Arora, A., & Edmonds, J. (2018). An Integrated Framework for Optimizing Social Commerce. In Global Business Value Innovations. International Marketing and Management Research. UK: Palgrave Pivot, Cham. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77929-4_2

  • Naumann, A., Edmonds, J., & Frear, D. (2018). Terrorism vs. Tourism: How Terrorism Affects the Tourism Industry. In Global Business Value Innovations: Building Innovation Capabilities for Business Strategies. UK: Palgrave Publications.

  • Arora, A. S., & Edmonds, J. J. (2018). Global Business Value Innovations: Building Innovation Capabilities for Business Strategies. In Palgrave’s International Marketing and Management Research (Vol. 5). United Kingdom: Palgrave Publications, UK. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-33846-0

  • Arora, A. S., & Edmonds, J. J. (2018). An Integrated Framework for Optimizing Social Commerce. In 2018 NEDSI Conference Proceedings.

  • Arora, A. S., Edmonds, J. L., Walsh, C., & Lindley, J. (2018). Ballin’ the Pinball Way: Conceptualizing the W.A.L.L.I.N Framework for Analyzing the Transition from Linear to Collaborative Social Media Advertising and Learning. 2018 NEDSI Conference Proceedings.

  • Edmonds, J., Hoops, A., & Schreffler, I. (2018). A Framework for Strategies in Employee Motivation. USA: Northeast Decision Sciences Institute (NEDSI).

  • Sowcik, M., & Edmonds, J. (2016). Overconfidence, Humility and Leadership. Association of Leadership Educators. Retrieved from http://www.leadershipeducators.org/resources/Documents/Annual%20Conference%20Proceedings%202016.pdf

  • Edmonds, J., & Ruch, M. (2015). iPads in Business Schools. Business Education Innovation Journal, 7(2). Retrieved from http://www.beijournal.com/images/V7N2_final.pdf

  • Frear, D., & Edmonds, J. (2011). An examination of the reach of faculty and administrative bullying. International Journal of Business and Social Science.. Published. Retrieved from http://www.ijbssnet.com/journals/Vol._2_No._12;_July_2011/4.pdf



Conference Presentations

  • Edmonds, J., Hoops, A., Schreffler, I. (2018). A Framework for Strategies in Employee Motivation. Presented at the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute (NEDSI) in Providence, RI in April 2018.

  • Sowcik, M., Edmonds, J. (2016). Overconfidence, Humility and Leadership. Presented at the Association of Leadership Educators 26th Annual Conference in July 2016.

  • Edmonds, J., Newell, E. & Clevenger, M. (2016). Employee Motivation in Family Business: A Blend of Historical and Contemporary Philosophies. To be presented at the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences (ASBBS) 23rd Annual Conference in February 2016.

  • Edmonds, J. (2015). Multimedia Options for classroom Participation and Engagement. Presented at the Northeast e-Learning Consortium Conference at Gywnedd Mercy University in October 2015.

  • Edmonds, J., Alzaabi, O. & McGlynn, C. (2015). The Buzz on Tablets in Higher Ed. Presented at the Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology (NABET) Annual Conference in October 2015 in State College, PA.

  • Edmonds, J., International Academy of Business and Economics, "IPADS IN THE BUSINESS CLASSROOM: An Analysis of the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business & Leadership’s iPad Initiative," FL, United States. (March 2013)

  • Edmonds, J. & Frear, D. (2011). Learning Style Preferences of Undergraduate Business Majors. Presented at the Academy of Business Research Fall International Conference; United States. (September 2011).

  • Edmonds, J. (2011). Lean & Green Operations in Local Restaurants. Presented at the Production and Operations Management Society Conference in Reno, NV; May 2011.

  • Edmonds, J., Edmonds, J. (2011). Adopting An Experiential And Problem-Based Philosophy In Teaching Business Statistics. International Academic Conference in New Orleans; March 2011

  • Slaff, C., Frear, D., Edmonds, J. & Kachurick, J. (2010) The Many Challenges of Teaching Business Classes On-Line. Presented at the Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology (NABET) Annual Conference in October 2010 in State College, PA.

  • 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.

  • 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. (2015). The Power of Analytical thinking in Business. Delivered at the Women in Business Luncheon of the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce, September 2015.

  • Edmonds, J. (2015). Multimedia Options for classroom Participation and Engagement. Presented to various faculty at the annual "Teaching with Technology Week" at Wilkes University in Fall 2015.

  • Batory, A & Edmonds, J. (2015). Best Practices in Undergraduate Advising. Presented to various faculty in the Sidhu School of Business & Leadership at Wilkes University in May 2015.

  • Edmonds, J. (2015). Building Competitive Advantage through Facility Design. Presented to accepted students to Wilkes University at VIP Day in March 2015.

  • Edmonds, J. (2012). Just How Civil are Your Rights? Delivered to Junior-level ACC/BA/ENT Students in the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business & Leadership; March 2012.

  • Edmonds, J. (2011). Concentrate on your Concentration. Delivered to Junior-level ACC/BA/ENT Students in the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business & Leadership; March 2010.

  • Edmonds, J. (2010) Leading Sustainability. Northeastern Pennsylvania Undergraduate Leadership Conference in Dallas, PA; November 2010.

  • Participated in Women in Leadership Panel Discussion at Wilkes University

  • Edmonds, J. (2009) Just How Civil are Your Rights? Delivered to PPD 302 Students in the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business & Leadership; February 2010.

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

  • Edmonds, J. (2008). [The Impact of] Global Climate Change. Delivered to students in the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business & Leadership at Wilkes University; January 2008.

  • Speaker on the June 9, 2005 Women in Leadership Panel at Wilkes University “Balancing Professional, Family and Personal Time”

Awards
  • Outstanding Faculty Member, 2007-2008
  • Outstanding (Academic) Advisor Award, 2007-2008
  • Board Member, Step By Step, Inc. , 2007-present
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, The National Society of Leadership & Success. (April 2007)
  • 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