Gerald R. Jensen, PhD, CFA
Gerald R. Jensen, PhD, CFA

Gerald R. Jensen, PhD, CFA

Heider College of Business

Academic Appointments


  • Economics and Finance


  • Professor


Dr. Gerald Jensen joined Creighton University in 2015 after having served as a faculty member at Northern Illinois University (NIU) for many years.  Dr. Jensen was a Board of Trustees Professor and held the Jones, Diedrich, Mennie Endowed Professorship at NIU.  Dr. Jensen received his Ph. D. in Finance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, his MBA from Iowa State University and his BS from South Dakota State University.  He is a CFA charterholder and is actively involved with the CFA Institute as a volunteer and a consultant.
Dr. Jensen’s research focuses on Federal Reserve policy and security returns. He has published over sixty articles in prestigious journals including the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Research and the Financial Analysts Journal.  Dr. Jensen serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Financial Research. In 2015, Dr. Jensen and his co-authors published the book, Invest with the Fed, McGraw-Hill Education.  He is also a co-author on the 13th edition of the investments textbook, Investments: Analysis and Management, Wiley Publishing, 2016. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:8.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:107%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}


  • PhD University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • MBA Iowa State University
  • BS South Dakota State University


Chartered Financial Analyst

Publications and Presentations


  • Investments, 13th Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, 2016


  • "Emerging markets: Is the trend still your friend?" Global Finance Journal, Global Economy Journal, 2016
  • The association between Federal Reserve policy and sector returns, Journal of Financial Service Professionals, Vol. 70, No. 3, May 2016, 83-88, 2016


  • Luis Garcia-Feijoo, Gerald R. Jensen and Tyler K. Jensen. "Momentum and funding conditions." Eastern Finance Association, Baltimore Maryland, April 2016., 2016
  • Luis Garcia-Feijoo, Gerald R. Jensen and Tyler K. Jensen. "Momentum and funding conditions." Southern Finance Association, Captiva Island, Florida, November 2015., 2015
  • ETF Evolution: A Comprehensive Investment & Risk Management Workshop, 2015

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Federal Reserve Monetary Policy and Security Returns