Joann Bangs is the dean of the School of Business and Professional Studies at St. Catherine University. She came to St. Catherine University in 2004 as an assistant professor of economics, was promoted to associate professor in 2010 and chaired the Economics Department for four years. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota. She taught in St. Kate’s baccalaureate economics program, Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program and Doctor of Nursing Practice program. Her research interests include the teaching of economics and women’s leadership. Dr. Bangs was part of a National Science Foundation grant to develop active learning resources for economics professors. She is a co-researcher for the Minnesota Census of Women in Corporate Leadership.