Dr. Lephardt re-joined the Marquette Faculty in 2008 after spending two years as an Organization Design Specialist at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. She has taught Economics at Milwaukee School of Engineering, GMI, The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse , and Ball State University. A major interest is the application of economics to explain behavioral outcomes and trends in marriage and family and in education. Dr. Lephardt is also involved Economic Education.
She has been activity involved in research, teaching through the Foundation for Teaching Economics -Davis CA, and grant programs in Economic Education with Economics Wisconsin. An extension of her focus on education and the benefits of a competitive educational environment) is her involvement with the opening of Capitol West Academy a charter school in Milwaukee, WI.