Vince Showers

Professor

Baker Hall 225
(309) 677-2291
ves@bradley.edu

Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Ohio State University
M.S., Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
B.S., Agricultural Economics, Ohio State University

Biography

Vince Showers is a professor of finance and quantitative methods. He joined Bradley University’s faculty in August 1988.

Teaching

Dr. Showers’ current teaching interests are in the areas of business statistics and econometrics. Other teaching interests over his time at Bradley University have included business forecasting, decision support systems, principles of microeconomics, and contemporary business.

Scholarship

Dr. Showers' research interests have included studying the impact on household expenditures and charitable contributions, demand for insurance, student retention rates, the financial state of U.S. credit unions, and the impact of country of origin on perceived product quality. His published works have appeared in the Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives, Journal of Financial and Economic Practice, The Southern Business and Economic Journal, Journal of Risk and Insurance, International Marketing Review, and Developments in Marketing Science

Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles in the Last Five Years

Showers, V. E., Showers, L. S., Black, H. G., Beggs, J. M., Cox, Jr, J. E. (2015). Households Giving to Religion Versus Households Not Giving to Religion:  Are Their Household Characteristics and Expenditure Patterns Different? Faith and Economics, 65, 35-53. 

Showers, V. E., Showers, L. S., Cox, Jr, J. E., Beggs, J. M., Black, H. G. (2014). Consumer Expenditures and the Faith Factor. Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion, 10, 32. 

Webster, A. L., Showers, V. E. (2011). Measuring Predictors of Student Retention Rates. American Journal of Economics and Business Administration, 3(2), 301-311.

Showers, V. E., Showers, L. S., Cox, Jr., J. E., Beggs, J. M. (2011). Charitable Giving Expenditures and the Faith Factor. American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 70(1), 152-186. 

Competitive Research Awards Received

Showers, V. E., "CTEL Teaching Innovation," Sponsored by Bradley University, $3,300.00. (May 2014 - July 2014). 

Presentations

Webster, A. L. (Presenter & Author), Showers, V. E. (Author Only), Applied Business and Entrepreneurship Association, "Measuring Predictors of Student Retention Rates," Applied Business and Entrepreneurship Association, Kona, Hawaii. (November, 2010).

Practice in Field

Consulting

  • OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, 2012
  • Corporate and Organizational Board Memberships

 Board Member, All Saints Lutheran Church, 2011 - Present

Service

Dr. Showers is currently the Actuarial Science Business Coordinator and advisor to ASB majors, as well as faculty advisor for Gamma Sigma Iota. He also serves on the Foster College of Business Undergraduate Curriculum Review Committee and the College’s Assurance of Learning Committee. He served as Associate Dean from 2011-2013.