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Christopher Fawson

Christopher Fawson

Executive Director of Partners in Business & Dr. Vernon Maughan Buehler and MaRee C. Buehler Endowed Professor
Departments: Economics and Finance
Executive Education Programs: Partners In Business
Programs: Koch Scholars
Location:  Business 514
Office Phone:  435.797.2320
Fax:  435.797.2701


Ph.D., Economics, Texas A&M University, 1986
MS, Economics, Texas A&M University, 1983
BA, Economics, Weber State College, 1982


Professor Fawson arrived at Utah State University in the winter of 1990 and has taught economics and economic systems in the department of economics and finance for the past 21 years. During his tenure at Utah State University Dr. Fawson has served as Director of International Programs, Vice Provost for Academic and International Affairs, Department Head and Senior Associate Dean in the Huntsman School of Business. Professor Fawson has served as faculty mentor in the month-long interdisciplinary Design Thinking for Innovation program based in Leysin, Switzerland. In addition, he has been involved in designing and teaching the new Business by Design class that will be required of all business majors starting in the fall of 2012. Dr. Fawson is passionate about designing and delivering transformational learning experiences for students and has been a program leader for a variety of faculty-led international learning experiences. He is currently on sabbatical leave with the Charles Koch Foundation in Arlington, Virginia where he is working on business school and faculty research initiatives sponsored by the Foundation. His research interests cover a broad spectrum of applied research topics in public finance and development economics.


International Professor of the Year - 2012

Related Huntsman News Articles

New Leadership for Partners In Business (Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Spring 2015)
Endowed Professorship from Dr. Vern Buehler Will be Held by Dr. Chris Fawson (Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Fall 2012)
Vern Beuhler Endowed Professorship Will Be Held By Dr. Chris Fawson (The Huntsman Post - September 2012)
Cowboy Hats May Have Saved Huntsman Professors From Arrest in Russia (The Huntsman Post - August 2012)
Huntsman Students, Faculty and Staff Win Prestigious Awards (The Huntsman Post - May 2012)
Dwight Israelsen and Chris Fawson teach in Russia (Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Spring 2009)

Research Area(s)

Public finance and econometrics.

Name Title Phone Location Email
Blau, Ben Associate Professor 435.797.2340 Business 603
Bowles, Tyler Professor 435.797.2378 Business 611
Brough, Tyler Assistant Professor 435.797.2369 Business 605
Caliendo, Frank Professor and Head 435.797.2963 Business 619
DeLisle, R. Jared Assistant Professor 435.797.0885 Business 612
Fawson, Christopher Executive Director of Partners in Business & Dr. Vernon Maughan Buehler and MaRee C. Buehler Endowed Professor 435.797.2320 Business 514
Feigenbaum, James Associate Professor 435.797.2316 Business 620
Findley, T. Scott Associate Professor 435.797.2371 Business 616
Fjeldsted, Paul Senior Lecturer 435.797.2172 Business 602
Gilbert, John Professor 435.797.2314 Business 604
Gorry, Aspen Assistant Professor 435.797.2397 Business 610
Gorry, Devon Assistant Professor 435.797.9098 Business 606
Harris, Lenaye Adjunct Professor   BUS 702
Hornsby, Rick Lecturer, and Graduate Program Director 435.797.5786 Business 607
Israelsen, Dwight Director – China Cooperative Academic Programs and Professor 435.797.2298 Business 608
Jones, Eden Associate Director Partners In Business 435-797-8270 BUS 113
Li, Jin Undergraduate Advisor – China Cooperative Academic Programs 435.797.3019 Business 110
Peterson, Shannon Clinical Associate Professor of Economics & Director of Huntsman Scholars Program 435.797.3966 Business 309
Romrell, Doug Lecturer
Routledge, Teri Assistant to the Department Head and Travel Specialist 435.797.2310 Business 615
Shughart II, William F. J. Fish Smith Professor in Public Choice 435.797.1571 Business 510
Simmons, Randy T Professor 435.797.1310 Business 516
Smith, Jason Assistant Director - China Cooperative Academic Programs and Assistant Professor 435.797.2363 Business 614
Sorenson, Donette Coordinator of Programs 435.797.2989 Business 110
Stephens, Alan Associate Professor 435.797.2367 Business 508
Whitby, Ryan Assistant Professor 435.797.9495 Business 618
Winkel , Mark S. Undergraduate Advisor – China Cooperative Academic Programs 435.797.2272 Business 110
Yonk, Ryan M Research Assistant Professor 435.797.1310 Business 512