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Sheila Lai

Sheila Lai

Director - Operations, China Cooperative Academic Programs and Clinical Assistant Professor
Departments: Economics and Finance
Programs: China Cooperative Academic Programs
Location:  Business 506
Office Phone:  435.797.3019
Fax:  435.797.8112


Ph.D., Economics, Utah State University
BA, Finance, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics


Sheila Lai graduated with a Ph.D. in economics from Utah State University in December 2008 after receiving her BA in finance from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu, China. During her graduate studies at USU, Dr. Lai received the Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award (2005) and the Graduate Student Senate Stipend Enhancement Award (2006). She was also the first place winner of the Tenth Intermountain Paper and Poster Symposium in 2007. Prior to joining USU, Dr. Lai was an investment analyst at Deseret Mutual, a private pension fund company located in Salt Lake City with over $5 billion assets under management. Her major responsibilities at Deseret Mutual included macroeconomic research, strategic and tactical asset allocation and manager search oversight. She is a CFA Charterholder and is a member of the CFA Institute, CFA Society of Salt Lake and CFA China.

Name Title Phone Location Email
Blau, Ben Associate Professor 435.797.2340 Business 603
Bowles, Tyler Professor and Head, MSE & MSFE Graduate Advisor 435.797.2378 Business 611
Brough, Tyler Assistant Professor 435.797.2369 Business 605
Caliendo, Frank Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Associate Professor 435.797.2963 Business 619
DeLisle, R. Jared Assistant Professor of Finance 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 Assistant Professor 435.797.2371 Business 616
Fjeldsted, Paul Senior Lecturer 435.797.2172 Business 602
Gilbert, John Professor 435.797.2314 Business 604
Glover, Terry Professor 435.797.2297 Business 607
Gorry, Aspen Assistant Professor 435.797.2397 Business 610
Gorry, Devon Assistant Professor 435.797.9098 Business 606
Hunter, Maegan Business Assistant I 435.797.2133 Business 110
Israelsen, Dwight Director – Instruction, China Cooperative Academic Programs and Professor of Economics 435.797.2298 Business 608
Lai, Sheila Director - Operations, China Cooperative Academic Programs and Clinical Assistant Professor 435.797.3019 Business 506
Malko, Robert Professor NA NA
Peterson, Shannon Clinical Assistant Professor of Economics & Co-Director of Huntsman Scholars Program 435.797.3966 Business 309
Romrell, Doug Lecturer
Routledge, Teri Sr. Staff Assistant 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 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
Stowell, David Adjunct Professor
Whitby, Ryan Assistant Professor 435.797.9495 Business 618