Noreen Lephardt

Noreen  Lephardt
Noreen LephardtMarquette University

Straz Hall, 004

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-8050
Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor Emerita of Economics

Dr. Lephardt re-joined the Marquette Faculty in 2008 after spending two years as an Organization Design Specialist at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. She has taught Economics at Milwaukee School of Engineering, GMI, The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse , and Ball State University. A major interest is the application of economics to explain behavioral outcomes and trends in marriage and family and in education. Dr. Lephardt is also involved Economic Education. She has been activity involved in research, teaching through the Foundation for Teaching Economics -Davis CA, and grant programs in Economic Education with Economics Wisconsin. An extension of her focus on education and the benefits of a competitive educational environment) is her involvement with the opening of Capitol West Academy a charter school in Milwaukee, WI.


  • Ph.D., Interdisciplinary, 1978 at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
  • M.S., Consumer Economics, 1974 at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
  • B.S., Secondary Education, 1973 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Professional Experience

Dr. Lephardt has a been involved in Economic Education for over 30 year. She has authored articles, taught and received program grants in economics education. She consults in the area of organizational efficiency and organizational behavior at General Motors, Applied Power. St. Aemilian -Lakeside Inc., The Private Industry Council of Milwaukee, and Children’s Hospital Milwaukee WI. Dr Lephardt co-authored a proposal for Capitol West Academy (a charter school) and is a Board Member, and is involved with supporting a competitive public school environment. She is currently involved in Assessment at Marquette University and in Economic Education.

Professional Interests

Application of Economics to Education, Marriage and Family, and Market Behavior and the Environment. Spatial relationships between the social capital of spiritual centers (churches, synagogues, mosques, temples ) and crime in poverty areas.

Selected Publications

“Preparing High School Teachers of Economics to Teach and Effective Semester Long Course to a Diverse Student Body” Proceedings of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Science, Vol. 10 Number 1, 2002 pp. 967-973 [with Robert Reinke]

“Student Attitudes Toward the Market System: Predicting Student Achievement” Journal of Economics XXVIII, No. 2, 2002, pp. 67-81. [with Charles Breeden.]

“Love 101: Economic Implications of Marriage.” The Senior Economist Feb. 1994.

Personal Interests

 Ice Carving, Hiking the National Parks, education of the poor, and my family.