Department of Economics, Finance and Global Business

Lukas Dean

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Office:   VRB 3046
Phone:   973-720-2650
Email:   deanl1@wpunj.edu
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.

Professional Degrees:

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)

Previous Appointments:

  • 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.

Representative Publications:

Refereed Journals

  • "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)
    Course Syllabus
    Topical Resources
  • Principles of Investments (FIN 435)
    Course Syllabus
    Topical Resources
  • Retirement/Employee Benefits Planning (FIN 455)
    Course Syllabus
    Topical Resources

 

"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)