Jerry N. Conover


Indiana Business Research Center
IU Bloomington, IUPUI


Dr. Jerry Conover directs the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Jerry has played leading roles in state and regional economic development initiatives for more than two decades, bringing university research expertise to bear in advancing regional economies. He serves on the leadership team of the governor’s Information for Indiana initiative to improve the quality and availability of data from state agencies to inform policymaking. Jerry also guides the center’s work on projects ranging from creating innovative tools and analysis for economic development planning throughout the nation to understanding career pathways for automotive workers as that industry restructures.

Jerry earned doctoral degrees in Psychology and in Business Administration at the University of Missouri and his bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan. Prior to coming to IU, he conducted business research at the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University, where he was also professor of marketing and director of the MBA Program.