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Colorado College Announces a New President

Jill Tiefenthaler, Ph.D.
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information:

204 Reynolda Hall
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC  27109
(336) 758-4900



1991          Ph.D., Economics, Duke University

1989          M.A., Economics, Duke University

1987          B.A., Economics, Saint Mary's College, summa cum laude

Professional Experience:

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY (2007 to present)

Provost: 2007-present
Primary duties include: As chief academic officer, promote and increase academic excellence throughout the University, guide and support the deans as they strengthen the schools, lead efforts to integrate the academic elements across campus, work actively with donors to secure support for the academic mission, and help to advance Wake Forest’s overall excellence and distinction.  Responsible for all academic schools, admissions, financial aid, student life, career development services for students, the libraries, international programs, information technology, and institutional research.
Accomplishments include:

Professor of Economics: 2007-present



Assistant, Associate and Full Professor of Economics: 1991-2007

Consultant to the President: 2006-2007

Associate Dean of the Faculty: 2003-2006

Primary duties include: Assist in all dean of the faculty administrative areas and act for the dean in his absence. Supervise the registrar and the Office of Undergraduate Studies and manage curriculum review and academic requirements; and faculty personnel issues including recruitment, orientation and annual compensation review.

Accomplishments include:

Founding Director of the Upstate Institute: 2004-2006

Primary duties include:

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Chair, Department of Economics: 2000-2003

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Academic Publications & Presentations:

Peer-reviewed publications:

Rask, K.N. and J. M. Tiefenthaler (forthcoming) “The SAT as a Predictor of College Success:  Evidence from a Selective University” In Press, Teachers College Press.

Simpson, Nicole; Jill Tiefenthaler; and Jameson Hyde (2010) "The Impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Economic Well-being: A Comparison across Household Types" Population Research and Policy Review 29:843-864.

Rask, Kevin N. and Jill Tiefenthaler (2008) “The Role of Grade Sensitivity in Explaining the Gender Imbalance in Undergraduate Economics” Economics of Education Review 27: 676-687.

Simpson, Nicole; Jameson Hyde; and Jill Tiefenthaler (2006) “The Efficacy of the EITC: Evidence from Madison County, New York Regional and Community Affairs, Federal Reserve Bank of New York http://www.ny.frb.org/regional/commdev.html.

Tiefenthaler, Jill; Amy Farmer and Amandine Sambira (2005) “The Availability of Services for Victims of Domestic Violence in the US: Equity and Efficiency Considerations” Journal of Marriage and the Family 67:565-578.

Farmer, Amy and Jill Tiefenthaler (2004) "The Employment Effects of Domestic Violence" Research in Labor Economics 23:301-34.

Farmer, Amy and Jill Tiefenthaler (2003) “Strategic Bargaining Over Child Support and Visitation” Review of Economics of the Household 1,3:205-218.

Farmer, Amy and Jill Tiefenthaler (2003) “Explaining the Decline in Domestic Violence” Contemporary Economic Policy 21:158-172.

Dickinson, David and Jill Tiefenthaler (2002) “What is Fair? Experimental Evidence” Southern Economic Journal 69,2:414-428.

Klawon, Emily and Jill Tiefenthaler (2001) “Bargaining over Family Size: The Determinants of Fertility in Brazil,” Population Research and Policy Review 20,5: 423-440.

Farmer, Amy and Jill Tiefenthaler (2001) "Conflict in Divorce Disputes: The Determinants of Pretrial Settlement" International Review of Law and Economics 21:157-180.

Tiefenthaler, Jill and Amy Farmer (2000) “The Economics of Domestic Violence” (Chapter 6) in Yoon Jung Park, Joanne Fedler, and Zubeda Dangor, eds., Reclaiming Women’s Spaces: New Perspectives on Violence Against Women and Sheltering in South Africa Johannesburg, South Africa: NISAA Institute for Women’s Development, pp. 177-199.

Tiefenthaler, Jill (1999) "The Sectoral Labor Supply of Married Couples in Brazil: Testing the Unitary Model of Household Behavior" Journal of Population Economics 12,4:591-606.

Holmes, Jessica and Jill Tiefenthaler (1997) "Cheaper by the Dozen? The Marginal Time Costs of Children in the Philippines" Population Research and Policy Review 16,6:561-578.

Tiefenthaler, Jill (1997) "Fertility and Family Time Allocation in the Philippines" Population and Development Review 23,2:377-397.

Farmer, Amy and Jill Tiefenthaler (1997) "An Economic Analysis of Domestic Violence" Review of Social Economy LV,3:337-358.

Tiefenthaler, Jill (1997) "The Productivity Gains of Marriage: The Effects of Spousal Education on Own Productivity Across Market Sectors in Brazil" Economic Development and Cultural Change 45,3:633-650.

Sweezy, Kate and Jill Tiefenthaler (1996) "Do State Variables Affect Divorce Rates?" Review of Social Economy LIV,1:47-65.

Farmer, Amy and Jill Tiefenthaler (1996) "Domestic Violence: The Value of Services as Signals" American Economic Review 6,2:274-279.

Farmer, Amy and Jill Tiefenthaler (1996) "The Determinants of Conflict Escalation and Award Levels in Divorce Disputes" Consumer Interest Annual 42.

Tiefenthaler, Jill (1995) "Deviations from the Least-Cost Diets for Infants" Journal of Population Economics 8:281-300.

Farmer, Amy and Jill Tiefenthaler (1995) "Fairness Concepts and the Intrahousehold Allocation of Resources" Journal of Development Economics 47,2:179-189.

Tiefenthaler, Jill (1994) "A Multi-Sector Model of Female Labor Force Participation: Empirical Evidence from Cebu Island, Philippines" Economic Development and Cultural Change 42,4:719-742.

Rask, Norman, Kevin Norman Rask, and Jill Tiefenthaler (1993) "U.S. Ethanol Policy in the Clean-Air Free-Trade Era" Choices, Q1, pp. 18-21.

Tiefenthaler, Jill (1992) "Female Labor Force Participation and Wage Determination in Brazil, 1989" in George Psarcharopoulos and Zafiris Tzannatos eds. Women's Employment and Pay in Latin America. Washington, D.C.: World Bank.

Bates, Robert, Philip Brock, and Jill Tiefenthaler (1991) "Risk and Trade Regimes: Another Exploration" International Organization 45,1:1-18.

Selected Presentations and Other Writings:  Have given hundreds of presentations at social science conferences, public policy symposia, and community and university forums. I have also published op-eds, reports and other non-scholarly writings. Some examples include:

“Innovation is Our Tradition,” Annual Address to the Faculty, Wake Forest University, February 2011 (provost.wfu.edu).

“Leadership in the University: A Path from Assistant Professor to Provost,” Professional Development Seminar, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, February, 2011.

“Great Expectations: Are We Prepared?” College Board Colloquium, Delray Beach, FL, January, 2011.

“Lead Wherever You Are: Understanding Your Position and Your Institutional Context,” BRIDGES Academic Leadership for Women, Chapel Hill, NC, October, 2010.

“The Internationalization of the University Curriculum: Wake Forest’s Successes and Challenges,” Foreign Language Association of North Carolina, Annual Meeting, October, 2010.

“Servant Leadership: Emphasizing the Greater Good,” Leadership Winston Salem, Winston-Salem, NC, October, 2010.

Building Quality into the New Reality,” Society for College and University Planning, Southern Regional Conference, Charleston, SC, October, 2010.

“No Time for Timidity: Counterintuitive Leadership in the Face of Threats,” Council on Education (ACE) 92nd Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, March, 2010.

“The SAT Question: No – Subjectivity Eclipses Objectivity,” op-ed published in the Greensboro News and Record, December, 2009.

“The Difference Made by Women and Girls, Keynote Address, The Fourth Annual Luncheon Celebration of the Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem, Winston-Salem, NC, November, 2009.

“SATs Do Not Take the Full Measure of a High School Student,” op-ed published in US News & World Report, September, 2009.

“Breaking down Barriers/Building Bridges:  Are we building the Bridge to Nowhere or the Bridge to Somewhere?” Women Administrators in Management Education, AACSB Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, April, 2009.

“The Economics of Domestic Violence,” National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington DC, November 2008.

“Assuring Access to Private Higher Education,” North Carolina Association of Independent Schools, Pinehurst, NC, January, 2008.

“Higher Education as an Industry: Strategic Opportunities for Upstate Revitalization,” article published in The Colgate Scene, July, 2006.

 “Partnering in Community Development: The Colgate and Hamilton Story,” Middlebury College, October 2005.

“Successful University/Community Partnerships,” Ithaca Downtown Partnership and Cornell University, September 2005.

“Community and Responsibility,” Founders Day Convocation Address to the Class of 2009, Colgate University, August 2005.

“Accessing the research engine: How local arts organizations and universities can design and implement appropriate and needed research together,” Campus-Community Art Connections and the Creative Economy in Upstate Conference, Cornell University, May 2005.

 “The Partnership for Community Development: A Model for Collaboration between Colleges and Communities” North Country Symposium, St. Lawrence University, April 2005.

“Community, College a Winning Combo,” op-ed published in Observer-Dispatch, Feb, 27, 2005.

“2005 Madison County Community Health Assessment,” (co-authored with David Dorrance, Cathy Baksa, Susan Mulcahey, and Sabah Rabbi), report prepared for the Madison County Department of Health, Wampsville, NY, 2005.

“Final Report & Evaluation of Madison County’s USDA/FNS Grant to Increase Food Stamp Participation,” Community Action Program for Madison County, Morrisville, NY, 2004.

“Too Few Women or Too Many Men? The Gender Imbalance among Undergraduate Economics Majors,” paper (co-authored with Kevin Rask) presented at the Department of Economics Seminar Series, Williams College, Williamstown, MA, October 2004.

“Bargaining Over an Indivisible Resource: The Case of Child Custody,” paper (co-authored with Amy Farmer) presented at the 2003 Southern Economic Association annual meetings, San Antonio, November 2003.

“Helping Low-Income Families in Madison County: The Earned Income Credit and the VITA Program,” presentation to the Women’s Studies Brown Bag Lunch series, Colgate University, November 2003.

“Madison County VITA Program,” presentation at the New York Public Welfare Association’s 134th Annual Summer Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY, July 2003.

 “Madison County Welfare to Work Study,” (co-authored with Stacy Alvord and Mike Fitzgerald), Community Action Program for Madison County, Morrisville, NY, 2002.  Numerous presentations on this report including: New York Public Welfare Association’s 134th Annual Summer Conference, July 2002; Interfaith Social Justice Committee, Hamilton, NY, October 2002; Madison County Priorities Council, Oneida, NY, August 2002; and Madison County Department of Social Services, Wampsville, NY, August 2002.

“Bargaining over Child Support and Visitation: Do Parents’ Agreements Hurt Their Children,” paper (co-authored with Amy Farmer) presented at the 2001 American Economic Association meetings, New Orleans, January 2001.

“Can Public Policy Generate Credible Threats for Victims of Domestic Violence,” paper (co-authored with Amy Farmer) presented at Seminar Series in Public Economics, Duke University, October 2000.

“Domestic Violence Hurts the Whole Community,” presentation at the Maxwell School, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, April 2000.

“The Employment Effects of Domestic Violence,” paper (co-authored with Amy Farmer) presented at the 2000 American Economic Association meetings, Boston, January 2000.

"Domestic Violence: Credible Threats and The Use of Services as Signals," paper (co-authored with Amy Farmer) presented at the 1996 American Economic Association meetings, San Francisco, CA, January 1996.

"The Productivity Gains of Marriage: The Effects of Spousal Education on Own Productivity across Market Sectors in Brazil," paper presented to the Department of Economics, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, September 1995.

"Women's Labor Force Participation in Developed and Developing Countries:  Evidence from the 1980s," presented at the Women's Center, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, April 1995.

"Female Labor Force Participation in the Formal and Informal Economy: Evidence from the Philippines and Brazil," presented to the Department of Economics and Rural Sociology, Escola Superior de Agricultura "Luiz de Queiroz", University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 1995.

"Bargaining over Divorce and Child Custody Settlements," paper (co-authored with Amy Farmer) presented at the 1995 American Economic Association meetings, Washington, D.C., January 1995.

"Fairness Concepts and the Intra-Household Allocation of Resources," paper (co-authored with Amy Farmer) presented at the American Economic Association Annual Meetings, Anaheim, CA, January 1993.

Selected Professional & Community Activities/Awards:

Family profile

Husband:  Kevin Rask, Ph.D.
Children: Olivia, age 12 and Owen, age 9