Dr. Jeffus started her career at Merrill Lynch where she joined a team of investment advisors who managed private client assets. She has worked as a litigation consultant where she analyzed cases involving currency derivatives and tax matters. She has also served as the Chief Administrator for the Educational Investment Fund at Texas Christian University.
She has published papers on the topics of foreign direct investment in Latin America and shareholder wealth effects from acquisition announcements. Dr. Jeffus has taught courses in finance and international business at Boston College, Clark University, Florida Atlantic University, and Harvard Summer School. She has also delivered lectures in Canada, Morocco, Spain, and the United States.
Dr. Jeffus holds a Masters of Business Administration from Texas Christian University, a Masters of Science in Finance from Boston College, and a Doctorate of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.