Louis Pol, Ph.D.
- Dean of the College of Business Administration
Louis Pol is the dean of the College of Business Administration (CBA). Before being appointed dean in 2003, Pol was associate dean (2000-2003), and a professor of marketing at UNO. He holds a courtesy appointment in the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Pol received a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from Texas State University, and holds a Ph.D. in demography and statistics from Florida State University. He has additional graduate education in research methodology from the University of Michigan.
Interests & Research
Pol’s research interests include demographic applications, research methodology and statistics, and healthcare policy. His most recent work focuses on the determinants and consequences of being without health insurance, and developing a methodology for identifying rural areas at risk when adequate health services are not provided to their populations.
His teaching interests include business and health demography, marketing research, and statistics.
His research interests include demographic applications, research methodology and statistics, and healthcare policy. His most recent work focuses on the determinants and consequences of being without health insurance, and developing a methodology for identifying rural areas at risk when adequate health services are not provided to their populations.
Pol has contributed research, marketing, and strategic planning expertise to numerous regional organizations, including the YWCA, Visiting Nurses Association, Nebraska Shakespeare Foundation, Girl Scouts of America, the State of Tennessee, and the City of Memphis, Tennessee.
He is the author of seven books, including “Demography for Business Decision Making” and “Demography of Health and Healthcare” (3rd edition). He has published more than 80 journal articles, book chapters, and research notes.
Community Engagement & Service
Pol has served on the Boards of Directors for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Child Saving Institute, the Nebraska Choral Arts Society, and the American Humanics Program. He has served as a consultant to Westat Inc. of Rockville, Maryland, Ameritech Industries, U.S. Army Research Institute, Advanced Information Technology of McLean Virginia, InterAmerica Research Associates of Rosslyn, Virginia, Physicians Mutual Insurance, and Cox Cable of Omaha, Nebraska. He was a panel member for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study section and chaired an NIH panel from 1995-1998.
He has served on the editorial boards of Journal of Hospital Marketing, Journal of Professional Services Marketing, Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice, Health Marketing Quarterly, and Population Research and Policy Review.
Honors & Awards
Peter Kiewit Distinguished Professor, 1993-2004
UNO award for distinguished research, 1995
President, Southern Demographic Association, 1999
Institute for Career Advancement Needs, Tim Rouse Award as an advocate of women in leadership, 2007
Bradley Award for dedication to the ArtVenture Girl Scout program
Omaha Athletics Director’s Award, 2016
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