Jeffrey Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Office: OBT 123
Phone: (417) 873-7240

Spring 2023 Office Hours

9 – 11 a.m.

10 a.m. – Noon

9 – 11 a.m.

10 a.m. – Noon

Jeffrey Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics

Dr. Zimmerman has nearly 20 years of experience as a business dean, most currently as dean of the Robert W. Plaster College of Business at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin. He has also held administration positions in accreditation and program coordination. He has extensive administrative and strategic planning experience, including curriculum design, program development, technology implementation and fundraising.

Dr. Zimmerman serves as a member of Peer Review Corps for the Higher Learning Commission as a Peer Review Team Chair, HLC Federal Compliance reviewer and multiple location reviewer.

Dr. Zimmerman is active in the community. Most recently engaging with the United Way of Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas as the 2019 campaign chair, Great Plains Federal Credit Union Board of Directors chairman, Joplin Rotary Club, Carthage Technical Center Business Advisory Board and the Watered Gardens Rescue Mission.

Drury University faculty member since 2022
Professor since 2022


  • BS, Computer Science & Economics, University of New York at Albany, 1984
  • MA, Economics, West Virginia University, 1986
  • MS, Economics, Purdue University, 1988
  • Ph.D., Economics, Purdue University, 1991