Department of Finance
Elena Asparouhova
Associate Professor

Professor Asparouhova’s research interests are in the area of theoretical and experimental financial economics. They include but are not confined to: the theory of asset pricing, corporate finance, experimental finance, general equilibrium theory, and econometrics.

Shmuel Baruch
Associate Professor

Shmuel Baruch is an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Utah. His research focuses primarily on theoretical issues in the economics of trading (market microstructure).

David Bauman
Associate Instructor

David Bauman is the Director of Global Workplace Solutions for CBRE’s Salt Lake City office, and adjunct professor in the University of Utah’s Master of Real Estate Development program.

Blake Bauman
Associate Instructor

Mr. Bauman is a shareholder in the law firm of Ray Quinney & Nebeker and is the Chair of the Firm’s Real Estate Section.

Peter Bossaerts
Research Professor

Peter Bossaerts is David Eccles Professor of Finance at the David Eccles School of Business of the University of Utah. He received a licentiate and doctorandus degree in applied economics from the University of Antwerp in Belgium, and after coursework in statistics at the Free University Brussels, a PhD in Management (Finance) from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Jennifer Brown
Matthew Campbell
Associate Instructor
Kent Cannon
Executive in Residence

Kent H. Cannon serves as an Executive in Residence in the Masters of Science in Finance Program working to enhance the student’s classroom experience with project based consulting experiences.

Annette Clark
Administrative Manager

Annette Clark is currently an Affiliate of the University of Utah and supports the functions of the American Finance Association. Ms. Clark works part-time and is best contacted via email.

Jeffrey L. Coles
Samuel S. Stewart, Jr. Presidential Chair in Business David Eccles Chair & Professor of Finance

Jeffrey L. Coles is Professor of Finance and the Samuel S. Stewart Presidential Chair at the David Eccles School of Business.

Mike Cooper
Chair, Finance Department; A. Blaine Huntsman Presidential Chair in Finance

Dr. Cooper’s research is focused on equity returns predictability, related data-snooping issues, and the behavior of mutual fund investors.

Peter Davidson
Video Editor
Robert Dubil
Associate Professor (Lecturer)

Professor Robert Dubil returned to research and teaching in 2001 after a successful 12-year Wall Street career where he worked as a corporate risk manager, and fixed income and equity derivative trader at Merrill Lynch, UBS, JP Morgan and Chase.

Alyson Goyette
Career Counselor

Alyson joined the MSF and MRED programs in 2016 as a career counselor. She has a Master of Arts degree in counseling psychology from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Chunxia Gu
Visiting Scholar
Deborah Hansen
Administrative Program Coordinator

Deborah has been with the David Eccles School of Business since May 1, 2015. She performs administrative and program coordinator functions for the Financial Department’s MRED and MSF programs.

Davidson Heath
Assistant Professor

Davidson Heath is Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business.

Austin Hill-Kleespie
Ph.D. Student

Austin is a Ph.D. student in the finance department at the David Eccles School of Business.

Norman Hoffmann
Adjunct Instructor

With almost three decades experience in business development and media acquisitions, Norman Hoffmann brings a wealth of real-world experience to the classroom and consulting assignments.

Mark Jansen
Assistant Professor

Professor Jansen’s research interests include private equity, entrepreneurial finance, M&A, and consumer finance.

Lynn Leary-Meyers
Assistant Professor, Lecturer

Lynn Leary-Meyers is an Assistant Professor, Lecturer in the Finance Department. She teaches classes in corporate finance, investments, and international finance.

Michael Lemmon
Research Associate
Karl Lins
Spencer Fox Eccles Chair in Banking and Professor of Finance

Karl researches primarily in the areas of international corporate governance and capital markets, and presents his research at academic and practitioner conferences worldwide.

Uri Loewenstein
Madsen Professor of Finance

Uri Loewenstein is the Francis Madsen Professor of Finance.

Robert Lutz
Associate Professor (Lecturer)

Bob Lutz is an Associate Professor (Lecturer) in the  Finance Department and an Assistant Professor, Weber St. University.

Lei Matthew Ma
Ph.D. Student
Christopher Mace
Ph.D. Student

Christopher is pursuing a Finance Ph.D. He is interested in empirical research with a greater emphasis on corporate finance.

Kristof Madarasz
Associate Professor
Regina Mavis
Admissions Coordinator

Regina Mavis attended the University of Washington and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. Before joining the U of U, she worked in banking, corporate administration, and higher education.

Jennifer McConnell
Administrative Assistant

Jenny works in the Department of Finance. She helps with day-to-day functions, from academic schedules, budgets, and ringing in on all her faculty that she supports.

Adam Meirowitz

Adam Meirowitz is a Professor in the Finance Department. He studies the use of game theoretic and quantitative methods to study collective decision-making and political institutions.

Francisco Navarro Sanchez
Ph.D. Student
Hieu Nguyen
Ph.D. Student
Yihui Pan
Assistant Professor

Yihui Pan is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, researching and teaching in corporate finance and corporate governance.

Shaoting Pi
Ph.D. Student
Luis Rayo
John W. McIntyre Family Endowed Chair for Free Market Economics & Professor of Finance

Luis Rayo is an applied economic theorist specializing in incentive theory and information economics. He is a Professor of Finance and holds the David Eccles Chair in Microeconomic Theory and Business Economics at the University of Utah

Abby Reiser
Academic Advisor

Abby Reiser is the Academic Advisor for the Masters of Real Estate and Finance programs.

Matthew Ringgenberg
Associate Professor

Matthew Ringgenberg is an Associate Professor of Finance at the David Eccles School of Business. His research focuses on equity lending, short selling, ETFs, and the economics of information.

Greg Robinson
Ph.D. Student

Greg received a B.A. in Economics and Philosophy from Boston College in 2006, and an MBA with a Finance concentration from the University of San Diego in 2012.

Jason Sandvik
Ph.D. Student
Scott Schaefer
Kendall D. Garff Chair in Business Administration & Professor of Finance

Scott Schaefer is Kendall D. Garff Chair in Business Administration and Professor of Finance. He teaches microeconomics and managerial economics.

Jim Schallheim

James Schallheim is the Richard T. Pratt Professor of Finance and has been at the U since 1980. He also serves as the Executive Secretary and Treasurer of the American Finance Association.

Nathan Seegert
Assistant Professor

Nathan Seegert is an Assistant Professor in the Finance Department. He studies how government policies affect corporations, urban growth, entrepreneurship, and uncertainty in the economy.

David Stowell
Associate Instructor

David Stowell is an Associate Instructor in the Finance Department. He is also a clinical Professor of Finance at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Elizabeth Tashjian
Associate Professor

Elizabeth Tashjian is an Associate Professor of Finance, Director of the Undergraduate Finance Program, and Garn Faculty Fellow at the University of Utah.

Steven Ting
Associate Instructor

Steven Ting is an Associate Instructor in the Finance Department.

Danny Wall
Director, Associate Professor

Danny Wall is the Director of the MRED and MSF Programs at the David Eccles School of Business and Associate Professor of Finance.

George W. “Buzz” Welch
Associate Professor (Lecturer) & Managing Director

Mr. Welch earned an MBA from DePaul University in 1986 and a BS degree in Speech Communication from the University of Utah in 1982. He is married to Kelly and enjoys their four children.

Kevin Williams
Assistant Professor

Kevin is an applied microeconomics economist whose research focuses on higher education, peer effects, social networks, and labor economics. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from UC Davis in 2016.

Alayna Williamson
Associate Professor of Finance and Director of Business Scholars

Ms. Williamson graduated with an MS Finance and MBA from the University of Utah. She spent many years in corporate finance. She now teaches Finance courses as well as directs Business Scholars.

Feng Zhang
Assistant Professor

Dr. Zhang’s research has been published in elite finance journals and featured in numerous media reports.

Julian Zhang
Ph.D. Candidate

Julian Zhang is a fifth-year finance Ph.D. student. He graduated from Sun Yet-Sun University (China) with a bachelor’s degree majored in Math and Applied math.

Xiao Zhong
Ph.D. Student