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Jay Christensen
Professor
Office
S354 Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)
Academic history 
MPH in Health Services Administration, University of Washington, 1979
PhD in Psychology, University of Washington, 1978
AB in Behavioral Biology, Magna Cum Laude, Harvard University, 1975
Expertise 
Conflict Prevention and Resolution
Digital Publishing and Media Creation
Distance Education
Improving Human Judgment and Decision Making
Mediation
Organizational Change and Health Care Behavior
Awards 
Nominee, U.S. Professor Of The Year, University of Iowa, April 2012
Recipient , President and Provost Teaching Award, April 2012
Nominee, U.S. Professor Of The Year, University of Iowa, March 2011
Nominee, President And Provost Teaching Award, Tippie College Of Business, January 2011
Dean's Citation for Teaching (International MBA), 2006
Teaching Award, Inter-Fraternity Council, 2005
Teaching Award, Inter-Fraternity Council, 2004
Teaching Award, Inter-Fraternity Council, 2003
Teaching Award, Inter-Fraternity Council, 2002
Outstanding Faculty Award, College of Business Undergraduates, 1996
"Top 10 Teachers," U. of Iowa, MBA, Business Week, 1992
Award of Merit, Iowa City Community School District, Iowa City Community School District, 1990
Distinguished Service Award, Society for Medical Decision Making, Society for Medical Decision Making, 1986
Current & Prior Positions 
Director of Academic Programs, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, August 2013 - Present
Professor, Department of Management and Organizations, August 1991 - Present
Department Executive Officer, Department of Management and Organizations, July 2007 - June 2013
Assistant Department Executive Officer, Department of Management and Organizations, July 2004 - June 2007
Coordinator of Academic Programs, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, 2003 - 2006
Director for Undergraduate Academic Programs, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, 2001 - 2005
University Student Congregation, Branch President, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1999 - 2004
Business Manager, Adolescent and Pediatric Health Clinic, 1991 - 1998
Department Executive Officer, Department of Management and Organizations, Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, 1992 - 1994
Associate Professor, Department of Management Sciences, Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, 1986 - 1991
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Arizona, 1983 - 1986
Adjunct Research Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Washington, 1982 - 1983
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Health Services, University of Washington, 1979 - 1983
Assistant Director, Center for Health Services Research, Seattle Public Health Hospital, 1979 - 1982
Review and editorial work 

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 1986 - 2005

Associate Editor, Medical Decision Making, 1988 - 1995

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1987 - 1991

Associate Editor, International Journal of Forecasting, 1985 - 1988

Presentations 

Primer to Designing an Online Course. UI College of Nursing Brown Bag Luncheon, Iowa City, Iowa, April 2016

Removing Boring from the Classroom: Developing an Interactive Textbook to Engage a Plugged-in Generation. 4Cast: The Book is Dead. Long live the book., University of Iowa, January 2014

"Applying Skills to Resolve Conflict.". UI College of Medicine Conflict Management Meeting, Iowa City, Iowa, February 2013

"Resolving Conflict: Learning Skills to Understand Interests.". UI College of Medicine Conflict Management Meeting, Iowa City, Iowa, February 2013

Executive Education., Hong Kong, February 2012

Negotiating Departmental Change. DEO Training Seminar, Office of the Provost, University of Iowa, February 2002

Committees and professional service 
Distance and Online Learning Task Group, 2015 - Current
Board of Regents Financial Literacy Training Work Group, 2015 - Current
Director of Faculty Development, Division of Distance Education, 2014 - Current
Financial Aid Advisory Committee, 2014 - Current
Advisory Board, Inter-departmental Studies Major "Enterprise Leadership", 2014 - Current
Faculty Senate Judicial Board, 2014 - Current
Come To Life Books, 2013 - Current
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Editorial Columnist, 2007 - 2014
Undergraduate Fellowships Committee, 2013 - 2014
Executive Committee, 2004 - 2013
University Judicial Board, 2003 - 2013
University Financial Aid Advisory Committee, 2005 - 2008
University Faculty Senate, 2003 - 2006
University Students With Disabilities Advisory Board, 2004 - 2005
College of Business Elected Faculty Council, 2002 - 2004
Additional training 
Mediating Civil Cases, College of Law, University, 2002
Mediating Highly Emotional Business, Family, and Divorce Disputes, School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis, 2002
Mediation, Center for Dispute Resolution, Boulder, CO., 2002
Resolving Multi-Party Disputes, Center for Dispute, 2002
Licensures and certifications 
Certified Instructor, Mediation, Association for Conflict Resolution, 2002
Certified Practitioner, Mediation, Association for Conflict Resolution, 2002
Researcher, Mediation, Association for Conflict Resolution, 2002