Department of Economics, Finance and Global Business
Office: VRB 3046
Office Hours: by appointment
Department: Economics, Finance and GlobalBus
Position: Assistant Professor
Area Specialization: My primary research interests are personal financial planning, materialism, debt, and CFP® program development. I am also interested in examining how individual characteristics impact personal finances and how personal finances impact family relations.
Doctoral candidate in Personal Financial Planning, Texas Tech University
M.S. in MFHD, Brigham Young University (2005)
B.S. in MFHD w/ Minors in Business Mgmt & English, Brigham Young University (2003)
- Board of Trustees, The Live To Learn Foundation/B.E.L.I.E.V.E. International (NPO)
2002-Present, Salt Lake City, UT
This Foundation helps impoverished Filipino children attain an elementary, high school, and in some cases a college education. We have helped over 1,000 students to date. http://believeinternational.org/
- Internship Coordinator, MFHD Dept, School of Family Life, Brigham Young University
Summer 2005, Provo, UT
Primary Research Interests:
- My primary research interests are personal financial planning, materialism, debt, and CFP® program development. I am also interested in examining how individual characteristics impact personal finances and how personal finances impact family relations.
- "A summary and Analysis of Registered Advisers in the United States," 2009 (October) Academy of Financial Services Meeting, Anaheim, CA
- Lambert, N. M., Fincham, F. D., Stillman, T. F., & Dean, L. R. (in press). More gratitude, less materialism: The mediating role of life satisfaction. The Journal of Positive Psychology.
- Cleveland, H.H., Harris, K.S., Baker, A.K., Herbert, R., & Dean, L.R. (2007). Characteristics of a Collegiate Recovery Community. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 33, 13-23.
- Dean, L.R., Carroll, J.S., & Yang, C. (2007). Materialism, perception of financial problems, and marital satisfaction. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 35, 260-281.
- Hill, E.J., Mead, N.L., Dean, L.R., Hafen, D.M., Gadd, R.D., Palmer, A.A., & Ferris, M. (2006). Researching the 60-hour dual-earner work week: An alternative to the ‘Opt-Out Revolution’. American Behavioral Scientist, 49, 1184-1203.
- Dean, L. R., Carroll, J. S., Larson, L., & Holman, T. B. (November 2008). Invited presentation for symposium on family finances and relationships. Materialism and marriage: Couple profiles of congruent and incongruent spouses. NCFR Conference in Little Rock, AR.
- Dean, L. R., Joo, S. H., Fischer, J. L., & Gudmunson, C. (October 2008). Debt begets debt: Examining negative credit card behaviors and four forms of consumer debt. AFS Conference in Boston, MA.
- Hampton, V.L., Gustafson, W.A., & Dean, L.R. (October 2008). A New Paradigm in Financial Planning Education: Recognizing the Multidisciplinary Nature of the Profession. AFS Conference in Boston, MA.
- Dean, L. R., & Finke, M. S. (October 2007). " Dumb blondes: How individual characteristics impact net income and wealth" . AFS Conference in Orlando, FL.
- Dean, L. R., Carroll, J. S., Yang, C., & Holman, T. B. (November 2006). " Materialism, perception of financial problems, and marital satisfaction" . Paper presentation at National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) Conference in Minneapolis, MN.
- Dean, L. R. (March 2006). " Helping educate impoverished children in the Philippines" . 30-minute presentation at Texas Council on Family Relations (TCFR) Conference in Lubbock, TX. ‘Research and practice’ session.
- Hill, E. J., Dean, L. R., Ihli, A. A., Mead, N., Roan, D., Ferris, M., & Johnson, R. (2004, July 29). Researching the 60-hour dual-earner work week: An alternative to the ‘Opt Out Revolution’. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.
Current Courses Offered:
- Intro to Personal Financial Planning (FIN 360)
- Principles of Investments (FIN 435)
- Retirement/Employee Benefits Planning (FIN 455)
"All healthy people like their dinners but their dinner is not the main object of their lives. So all healthily-minded people like making money - ought to like it, and to enjoy the sensation of winning it: but the main object of their life is not money; it is something better than money." -- John Ruskin (1887)