Kathryn Birkeland

Kathryn Birkeland

Associate Professor

BEACOM SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Beacom Hall 213

Phone: (605) 658-6554

Email: Kathryn.Birkeland@usd.edu

Teaching Interests:

Macroeconomics, Money and Banking, Principles of Economics


Research Interests:

Macroeconomic labor dynamics, the economics of higher education, scholarship of teaching.


Education:

  • Ph D, Economics, Arizona State University, 2007
  • MS, Economics, Arizona State University, 2004
  • BBA, Economics, University of South Dakota, 2001

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Instructional Design Mastery Series, Online Learning Constortium
  • Advanced Online Instructor, Online Learning Consortium (formerly Sloan Consortium)

Grants:

  • The Wisconsin Covenant: A Closer Look at Participants, Access, and Redistribution in Higher Education, University of Wisconsin La Crosse Faculty Research Grant. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2007 - 2008)

Publications:

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  • Hulac, David, Duncan, Kelly, Nordyke, Shane, and Birkeland, Kathryn. South Dakota GEARUP Final Report..
  • Birkeland, Kathryn, Weinandt, Mandie, and Carr, David. Student Outcomes in Principles: Online vs. Face-to-face Delivery. Martin, TN: Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2015.
  • Birkeland, Kathryn, and Raisanen, Samuel. State appropriations and undergraduate borrowing: more debt, less money. Applied Economics Letters, 2015.
  • Birkeland, Kathryn. Revise and Resubmit: Using Exams as a Teaching Tool. Columbus, GA: Perspectives on Economic Education Research, 2015.
  • Hair, Rod, and Birkeland, Kathryn. Enrollment Projections and Demographic Study for the Sioux Falls School District - Final Report..
  • Birkeland, Kathryn. Eating In: employment and home production during the Great Recession. Applied Economics Letters, 2014.
  • Birkeland, Kathryn, Carr, David, and Lavin, Angeline. The Impact of Inflation on Endowment Assets. Edited by Dr. Russell Baker. Vol. 21. Research in Higher Education Journal, 2013.
  • Birkeland, Kathryn, Giddings, Lisa, and Anderson, Donna. Is it Profitable to offer Paid Leave? A Case Study of the Legal Profession, 73-89. Vol. 16, Iss. 1. Candler, NC: Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues, 2013.
  • Birkeland, Kathryn, and Arney, Jo. The Wisconsin Covenant: A Closer Look at Participants, Access, and Redistribution in Higher Education, 6-16. Vol. 43, Iss. 1. State and Local Government Review, 2011.
  • Birkeland, Kathryn, Brooks, Taggert, Knowles, Elizabeth, Murray, James, and Strangman, Laurie. Of Mice and Men: Using a Book Club to Improve Teaching, 3. Iss. Dec 2010. Madison, WI: Teaching Professor Newsletter, 2010.
  • Birkeland, Kathryn, Anderson, Donna, and Giddings, Lisa. Employee Opinion on Work-Family Benefits: Evidence from the U.S., 26-42. Vol. 34, Iss. 3. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 2009.
  • Birkeland, Kathryn, and Prescott, Edward. On the Needed Quantity of Government Debt. Vol. 31, Iss. 1. Minneapolis, MN: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Quarterly Review, 2007.
  • Birkeland, Kathryn, and Rogerson, Richard. Organizational Dynamics Over the Business Cycle: A View on Jobless Recoveries, 555-579. Vol. 87, Iss. 4. St. Louis, MO: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, 2005.
  • Carr, David, Allgrunn, Mike, and Birkeland, Kathryn. Who Wants an iPad? An Exercise in Rationing. Journal of College Teaching and Learning.

Awards and Honors:

  • Belbas-Larson Awards for Excellence in Teaching, University of South Dakota, 2016
  • Faculty Excellence Award - Research, Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota, 2016

Presentations:

  • Birkeland, Kathryn, Raisanen, Samuel. Revisiting the Political Economy of Education Subsidies. Presented at the American Economic Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. (January 7, 2018)
  • Weinandt, Mandie, Birkeland, Kathryn. You Can't Teach That Online!! Best Practices for Developing and Managing a Quantitative Course for Effective Online Delivery. Presented at the American Economic Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. (January 6, 2018)
  • Birkeland, Kathryn. Comparing Delivery Modes: Student Learning in Money and Banking. Presented at the American Economic Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. (January 5, 2017)
  • Birkeland, Kathryn, Raisanen, Samuel. Revisiting the Political Economy of Education Subsidies. Presented at the American Economic Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. (January 5, 2017)
  • Birkeland, Kathryn. Comparing Delivery Modes: Student Learning in Money and Banking. Presented at the Missouri Valley Economic Association Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO. (October 26, 2016)
  • Birkeland, Kathryn, Raisanen, Samuel. Revisiting the Political Economy of Education Subsidies. Presented at the Missouri Valley Economic Association Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO. (October 25, 2016)
  • Allgrunn, Mike, Birkeland, Kathryn. Examining Gender Pay Gaps in Academia. Presented at the Missouri Valley Economics Association Annual Meeting, St. Louis. (October 2016)
  • Allgrunn, Mike, Birkeland, Kathryn. Production Functions in Academia. Presented at the Missouri Valley Economics Association Annual Meeting, St. Louis. (October 2016)
  • Carr, David, Allgrunn, Mike, Birkeland, Kathryn. "Who Wants an iPad: An Exercise in Rationing". Presented at the Midwest Economics Association, Evanston, IL. (April 2, 2016)
  • Birkeland, Kathryn, Raisanen, Samuel. 'Til Death: Student Loans and Taxes. Presented at the Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA. (January 4, 2016)
  • Birkeland, Kathryn. Understanding Store Financing. Presented at the Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA. (January 3, 2016)
  • Birkeland, Kathryn, Raisanen, Samuel. The Bigger Picture: an analysis of higher education financing and state tax policies. Presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting (Southern Economic Association), New Orleans, LA. (November 21, 2015)
  • Birkeland, Kathryn, Raisanen, Samuel. Til Death: Taxes and Student Loans. Presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting (Southern Economic Association), New Orleans, LA. (November 21, 2015)
  • Birkeland, Kathryn, Allgrunn, Mike. Examining Gender Pay Gaps in A Higher Education Setting. Presented at the Annual Meeting (Missouri Valley Economic Association), Kansas City, MO. (October 24, 2015)
  • Birkeland, Kathryn, Raisanen, Samuel. The bigger picture: an analysis of higher education financing and state tax policies. Presented at the Annual Meeting (Missouri Valley Economic Association), Kansas City, MO. (October 23, 2015)
  • Carr, David, Birkeland, Kathryn, Weinandt, Mandie. Students Outcomes in Principles: Online vs Face to Face Delivery. Presented at the Midwest Economics Association, Minneapolis, MN. (March 2015)
  • Birkeland, Kathryn. Economic Update. Presented at the Annual Meeting, Rapid City, SD. (February 2, 2015)
  • Birkeland, Kathryn, Weinandt, Mandie. May the Odds be Ever in Your Favor. Presented at the Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting and Conference, Atlanta, GA. (November 23, 2014)
  • Birkeland, Kathryn, Ring, Ray. Consumers' Share and Producers' Share of the General Sales Tax. Presented at the Annual Conference on Taxation, Santa Fe, NM. (November 13, 2014)
  • Birkeland, Kathryn, Rainsanen, Samuel. State Appropriations and Undergraduate Borrowing: More Debt, Less Money. Presented at the Missouri Valley Economic Association Annual Meeting and Conference, St. Louis, MO. (October 25, 2014)
  • Birkeland, Kathryn. Revise and Resubmit: Using Exams as Teaching Tools. Presented at the Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. (January 4, 2014)
  • Birkeland, Kathryn. Toward a more complete picture: Taxes, Higher Education Funding, and Student Aid. Presented at the Missouri Valley Economic Association Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO. (October 18, 2013)
  • Birkeland, Kathryn, Weinandt, Mandie, Carr, David. Students Outcomes in Principles: Online vs Face to Face Delivery. Presented at the American Economic Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. (January 6, 2013)
  • Birkeland, Kathryn. Reverse Marketization. Presented at the Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting and Conference, New Orleans, LA. (November 16, 2012)
  • Birkeland, Kathryn. Redistribution and Access: Evaluating State Higher Education Financing and Student Aid Policies. Presented at the Macroeconomics Reunion Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (October 13, 2012)
  • Birkeland, Kathryn, Weinandt, Mandie, Carr, David. Students Outcomes in Principles: Online vs Face to Face Delivery. Presented at the Midwest Economic Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. (April 1, 2012)
  • Birkeland, Kathryn. Revise and Resubmit: Using Exams as Teaching Tools. Presented at the Midwest Economic Association Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO. (March 19, 2011)
  • Birkeland, Kathryn, Arney, Jo. The Wisconsin Covenant: A Closer Look at Participants, Access, and Redistribution in Higher Education. Presented at the Midwest Economic Association Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH. (March 21, 2009)
  • Birkeland, Kathryn. Alliance 2008: Recruiting & Retaining Talent is Everyone's Business.. Presented at the 7 Rivers Alliance Meeting, La Crosse, WI. (October 9, 2008)
  • Birkeland, Kathryn. Procyclical Productivity with Fiscal Shocks. Presented at the Midwest Economic Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. (March 16, 2008)