Jacqueline Brux served as Chair, Department of Economics, at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls (UW-RF), from 1995-1998, and taught at UW-RF from 1986-2015. She also was a faculty member at UW-Oshkosh and Eastern Michigan University. Her courses covered Economic Development, International Studies, Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory, Economic Principles, and Modern Economic Issues.
Jacqueline completed her Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and her B.S. in Political Science and Economics at UW-Stevens Point.
She applied her commitment to exploring issues-oriented Economics, developed throughout her 25-plus-year teaching career, to her text, Economic Issues and Policy.
“When I was young, I wanted to save the world from hunger and poverty. Yes, I know, a big stretch. But I read everything I could, went to college, went to graduate school, and got my Ph.D. in Economics. I focused on two areas: economic development of poor countries and U.S. socio-economic justice. This led me to a teaching career with considerable travel across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. I also taught classes that focused on the economics of social issues, and my framework for social justice spurred me to write a textbook addressing these issues … the birth of Economic Issues and Policy.”
Jacqueline describes herself as a social activist, addressing issues of immigration, poverty, and hunger. She is active in "Health Care for All Minnesota," a citizen group dedicated to educating the public about health care finance so voters can make informed choices. She has been a member of Bread for the World, a citizens’ lobby on social and economic justice issues, since 1974.
She has written many articles and papers, covering such topics as economic reform in Cuba and Vietnam, multicultural students studying abroad, and economic reform in Ghana:
Jacqueline has presented at numerous conferences, including papers on microenterprise credit, poverty, gender considerations and international study:
She also has been a prolific grant writer, having written and received more than 30 grants for research, development and institutional enhancement initiatives.