Faculty & Staff Profile

Susan Brorson PhD

Emeritus Professor
Business Department

Associated Majors

Research Interests

  • women's entrepreneurship issues

  • technology enhanced learning

  • rural economic development

  • e-commerce

Awards, Distinctions, and Honors

  • Women in Technology International (WITI) recognition for contributions to the advancement of technology, 2001

  • 2003 Distinguished Teaching Award

  • 1986 Distinguished Teaching Award

Selected Publications

  • "Using Internet Based e-Commerce as a Strategic Business Tool." 1999. Grant funded through the University of Minnesota's Technology Enhanced Learning Grant Program.

  • "Emerging Women Entrepreneurs Telecommunications Technology Project." 1998. Grant funded by the Ford Foundation.

  • "Emerging Women Entrepreneurs Program: Online Incubator and Portal." 2000. Grant funded by the Ford Foundation and the Red River Trade Council.

  • "Beyond the Numbers: Finding and Engaging Community Energy in Very Small Towns." 2004. Co-authored with Sharon Neet, D.A., and Richard Nelson, Ph.D. Grant funded by the University of Minnesota's Council on Public Engagement (COPE).

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with a minor in Research, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

  • M.S. in Marketing Education, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

  • B.S. in Distributive Education, Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN



Retired in June 2017.